Arizona Track & Field Comes Home with Three Individual Pac-10 Champions

May 19, 2002

PULLMAN, Wash. - The University of Arizona's men's and women's track and field teams concluded competition at the Pac-10 Championships on Sunday. The Wildcat men's team finished fifth with 99 points, while the women's team placed seventh with 59 points. Stanford won the men's team title with 151 points, followed by Oregon (125 points) and Southern California (103.50 points). On the women's side, UCLA claimed the team title with 160 points, closely followed by Southern California (157 points) and Stanford (121 points).

Brianna Glenn led the Wildcats in women's sprinting action. She finished second in the 100m, clocking a time of 11.51. Glenn won the 200m title in a time of 22.91. Seynabou Ndiaye was seventh in the 100m, coming in at 12.09. The 4x100m relay team finished fourth in 46.13. The team was made up of Ndiaye, Glenn, Alexandra Komnos and Chelsea Powell. In the 4x400m relay, the Wildcat women were seventh in 3:46.98. This team was comprised of Ndiaye, Danielle Price, Powell and Cara Cline.

In the longer distances, Tara Chaplin and Beth Hoge finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in the 5,000m. Chaplin finished with a time of 17:38.80, while Hoge came in at 17:41.21.

Amy Linnen claimed a Pac-10 title in the pole vault. She won the event with a vault of 14-1 � (4.31m). Teammate Phyllis Brown was 15th at 11-10 (3.61m). In the discus, Angela Foster finished 16th with a toss of 122-11 (37.46m). Foster was fifth in the hammer after a throw of 195-3 (59.52m).

Mike Kenyon led the Wildcats, bringing home the only individual title on the men's side. Kenyon won the 400m dash with a time of 45.83. He was also third in the 200m at 20.79. Teammate Matt Lea finished eighth in the 400m, clocking a time of 47.89. Jeff Hunter placed sixth in the 110m hurdles, clocking a time of 14.30. Hunter finished second in the 400m hurdles in 50.94. The 4x100m relay team, made up of Chris Harris, Hunter, Kenyon and Lea, finished third in 40.10 seconds. The 4x400m relay team placed second in 3:09.73. The team was comprised of Hunter, Kenyon, Adrain Thomas and Lea.

In some of the longer races, Kevin Engelhardt finished 15th in the 1,500m with a time of 4:05.38. In the 5,000m, Tom Prindiville was 15th in 14:58.18. Teammate Mark Anderson was right behind in 16th with a time of 14:58.82.

On the field for the men, Peter Fabian and Matt Johnson finished 12th and 15th, respectively, in the high jump. Both finished at a height of 6-6 � (2.00m). J.R. Harrison placed fourth in the triple jump with a leap of 50-5 � (15.38m). Mark Ramos leapt 44-2 � (13.47m) to finish 13th. In the discus, Sean Shield finished fourth with a throw of 181-0 (55.17m). Richard Legarra placed sixth with a toss of 178-4 (54.36m).

The Wildcats will end the 2002 track and field season at the NCAA Championships in Baton Rouge, La. The meet runs from Wednesday, May 19 through Saturday, June 1 at Lousiana State University.

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