Arizona Track & Field Fares Better in Day Two of NCAA Championships
May 30, 2002
BATON ROUGE, La. - The University of Arizona's women's track and field team gained a little ground in the team standings at the NCAA Championships. The Wildcats only moved up one spot to 19th but added six points to bring the team's total to seven points. The Wildcat men have not yet competed in any event finals, leaving them out of the team standings to this point. The team leaders did not change after the second day. Georgia still tops the men's standings with 15 points, and the UCLA women held onto first with 25 points.
Competing in two events today, senior Brianna Glenn led the charge for the Wildcats in the 100m preliminaries and the long jump final. In the 100m, Glenn ran the eighth-fastest time with a slight head wind. She won her heat in a time of 11.49. Glenn failed to defend her 2001 NCAA long jump title, but she did finish third in this year's meet to score six points for the UA women. She finished with a best jump of 21-0 ï¿½ (6.41m).
Senior Mike Kenyon was the only athlete to compete today for the Wildcat men. He ran the 400m preliminaries and finished as the seventh-best qualifier with a time of 45.41. That time is just three one-hundredths off of his school record time of 45.38, which he set back on April 13 at the Sun Angel Classic.
In the women's javelin, junior Julie DeMarni finished in sixteenth place with a throw of 150-11 (46.00m). DeMarni broke the school record at the Pac-10 Championships by over 20 feet, setting the new mark at 165-10 (50.55m).
In tomorrow's action for the Wildcats, sophomore Mike Mortensen will take to the men's pole vault, senior Brianna Glenn will compete in the 100m semifinals, and sophomore Beth Hoge will run the 5,000m.