Track and Field Wraps Up Action At 93rd Annual Drake Relays

April 27, 2002

DES MOINES, Iowa - Junior Tiffany Greer, senior Tony Galaviz and freshman Seth Amoo recorded third place finishes in their respective event finals, while senior David Wood notched an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the men's shot put as Arizona State track and field wrapped up competition at the 93rd Annual Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday.

Wood notched the only NCAA provisional qualifying mark of the day for ASU at the Drake Relays, placing eighth in the special section of the men's shot put with a mark of 58 feet, 5.75 inches. His Drake Relays performance did not improve upon his season-best mark of 60-4 established at the Mt. Sac Relays last weekend.

Greer clocked a time of 24.44 to place third in the women's 200m special final, finishing only behind Arizona's Brianna Glenn (23.96) and Illinois' Susanna Kallur (24.34).

After winning his preliminary heat yesterday in 14.37, Galaviz placed third in the men's 110m hurdles final in 14.40. Alabama's Ron Bramlett won the event in 14.02.

In the men's 400m special final, Amoo placed third in 48.20, followed closely by teammate, sophomore Steve Fitch in 48.55. James Davis, competing unattached, won the race in 47.01.

Amoo and Fitch also ran as the second and fourth legs, respectively, of the men's 4x100m relay team that placed fourth in today's final in 41.27. Junior Luiz Mello ran as the first leg, while junior Lorenzo Parham ran as the third leg. ASU's other relay team that advanced to today's final, the women's 4x400m team of freshman Cassandra Reed, senior Candida Coulson, sophomore Seneca Holmes and junior Joni Smith, finished fifth in 3:42.38.

Also competing for ASU today were freshman Ryan Zimmerman in the men's triple jump (eighth, 47-9.25), senior Olivia Mazzaglia in the women's high jump (tied for 16th, 5-5.75), and sophomore Sandra Orsund (17th, 149-4) and senior Yolanda Meservey (23rd, 137-3) in the women's hammer.

ASU also has a group of distance runners competing at the Oregon Invitational today. Results will be available later this evening.

After this weekend, the Sun Devils have only one regular season meet remaining on the 2002 schedule, the annual double dual with in-state rivals Arizona and Northern Arizona, Saturday, May 4, in Tucson.

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