Arizona Track & Field Claims Jim Click Shootout Trophy

March 23, 2002

TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona's men's and women's track and field teams claimed victory at the Jim Click Shootout at Drachman Stadium. The Jim Click Shootout trophy was awarded to the team with the highest combined men's and women's scores. The Wildcats headed that list with 376.5 points. Kansas State was second with 327 points, followed by third-place Boise State with 311.5 points and fourth-place Air Force with 270 points.

On the women's side, Brianna Glenn led the Wildcats in the sprinting events. She ran a first-place NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the 100m with a time of 11.36. That time was also a Drachman Stadium record. Seynabou Ndiaye was not far behind with a Pac-10 qualifying mark of 11.74. Glenn also won the 200m with a Pac-10 qualifying mark of 24.06. Ndiaye again followed in second place finishing in 24.68. Alexandra Komnos came through with a victory in the 100m hurdles. She finished with a 13.66, which qualifies her for the Pac-10 Championships. Chelsea Powell finished third in 14.52. In the 400m hurdles, Powell ran a Pac-10 qualifying time of 1:01.53 to win the event. Lindsay Scarborough came in second with a time of 1:04.98. The 4x100m relay team, made up of Ndiaye, Glenn, Komnos and Powell, finished first in 45.78. The Wildcats placed second in the 4x400m relay in 3:51.96. That team was made up of Ndiaye, Powell, Danielle Price and Cara Cline.

Wildcat middle distance runner, Cara Cline, won the 800m with a time of 2:11.58. Teammate Danielle Price finished in fourth with a time of 2:14.22. In the 1,500m, Beth Hoge came through in second place with a Pac-10 qualifying time of 4:38.64. Jennifer Burris came in fourth at 4:44.20. Tara Chaplin ran away with the 3,000m title finishing in 9:54.47. Kim Bates was third in 10:15.95. In the 3,000m steeplechase, Andrea Schwartz was fourth with a time of 12:16.84.

In the field events, Amy Linnen finished third in the high jump with a final height of 5-5 (1.65m). Phyllis Brown was the top finisher for the Wildcats in the pole vault, finishing at 12-1 � (3.70m), which is a Pac-10 qualifying mark. Whitney Schauer finished sixth in the vault after a leap of 10-2 (3.10m). Amanda Underwood came in seventh in the long jump with a best attempt of 16-8 � (5.09m). In the triple jump, Komnos finished seventh with a leap of 36-10 � (11.23m). Angela Foster finished sixth in the shot put with a toss of 39-2 � (11.95m). Foster also finished third in the discus with a best attempt of 156-8 (47.76m), which is a Pac-10 qualifying mark. Foster won the hammer throw with another Pac-10 qualifying mark of 191-0 (58.23m). Javelin thrower, Julie DeMarni, finished second with an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 161-10 (19.34m).

In men's sprinting action, Chris Harris finished second in the 100m with a Pac-10 qualifying time of 10.47. Mike Kenyon won the 200m with a time of 21.46. Matt Lea finished fourth in 22.23. Kenyon also came through with a victory in the 400m, finishing in a Pac-10 qualifying mark of 47.25. Teammate Adrain Thomas was fifth in 49.42. Freshman hurdler, Jeff Hunter, had another big day winning the 110m hurdles and the 400m hurdles. He ran Pac-10 qualifying times in both events finishing in 13.97 in the 110m hurdles and 51.39 in the 400m hurdles. The 4x100m relay team finished first in an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 40.02. The team was made up of Harris, Hunter, Kenyon and Lea. The 4x400m relay team also came through victorious with a time of 3:09.52.

Aaron Powell was the only Arizona runner in the 800m and finished fourth in 1:57.30. Tom Prindiville led the Wildcat runners in the 1,500m with a third-place finish in 3:55.53. Wade Juntunen finished sixth with a time of 4:02.83. Matt McInvale was the top finisher in the 3,000m for Arizona with a fifth-place finish and a time of 8:52.91. Eric Bohn finished sixth in 9:01.19. Mark Anderson and Steve Smith finished second and third, respectively, in the 3,000m steeplechase. Anderson finished with a time of 9:14.32, while Smith clocked a 9:28.40.

In the men's field events, Matt Johnson finished third in high jump action with a leap of 6-4 � (1.95m). Pete Fabian finished fifth at the same height. Kevin Opalka won the pole vault with a Pac-10 qualifying mark of 16-8 � (5.10m). Chris Chappell was second at 16-2 � (4.95m). J.R. Harrison finished fourth in the long jump after a leap of 22-1 (6.73m). Chad Martin was sixth with a best attempt of 21-4 � (6.52m). In the triple jump, Harrison finished second after jumping 49-1 (14.96m), which qualified him for the Pac-10 Championships. Sean Shields led Wildcat throwers with a second-place finish in the shot put and an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 58-9 � (17.92m). Richard Legarra finished third with a Pac-10 qualifying mark at 57-7 � (17.56m). Legarra finished second in the discus, followed by Shields in third. In this event, Legarra threw an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 181-5 (55.30m), while Shields qualified for the Pac-10 Championships with a throw of 174-0 (53.05m). Legarra also finished second in the hammer throw with a mark of 186-0 (56.70m). Ryan Moore finished in third with a toss of 179-10 (54.82m). Matt Wagner finished third in the javelin throw with an NCAA provisional mark of 220-11 (67.34m). Jared Morell qualified for the Pac-10 Championships in the javelin after a throw of 203-9 (62.10m).

The Arizona track and field teams will be on the road next weekend at the Stanford Invitational in Stanford, Calif. The Wildcats will be back home in two weeks for the Californa vs. Arizona Challenge.

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