Torres Places 10th In 5000m Final As ASU Completes Day Three At NCAA Track and Field Championships

May 31, 2002

BATON ROUGE, La. - Arizona State track and field completed day three of action at the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Championships hosted by Louisiana State at Bernie Moore Stadium in Baton Rouge, La., Friday, with only junior Brianna Torres competing in an event final.

Torres, who placed fourth at the Pac-10 meet, finished 10th in the women's 5000m race with a time of 16:41.50. Stanford's Lauren Fleshman won the NCAA title in 15:53.91.

The ASU women are still riding the eight points put on the board yesterday by junior Tiffany Greer's runner-up finish in the long jump, and stand in a seven-way tie for 19th. UCLA continues to lead the team race with 44 points, followed by South Carolina (40) and Florida (24).

The only other Sun Devil competing today was senior Tony Galaviz in the semifinals of the men's 110m hurdles. Galaviz's NCAA run came to an end in Baton Rouge with a seventh place finish in his semifinal heat (13.92). Although clocking a faster time than his prelim effort yesterday (13.98), Galaviz did not advance to tomorrow's final.

The ASU men have yet to score any points but have opportunity tomorrow with three individuals and the 4x400m relay team competing in event finals. Host LSU leads the men's team race with 39 points, followed by South Carolina and Florida in a tie for second (19 points) and Texas and Tennessee tied for fourth (18 points).

The 2002 edition of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships conclude tomorrow. Representing ASU in the fourth and final day of action will be senior David Wood in the men's shot put (7:15 p.m. CT), senior Brandon Strong in the men's 1500m final (8 p.m.), junior Fasil Bizuneh in the men's 5000m final (8:40 p.m.), junior Lisa Aguilera in the women's 3000m steeplechase final (9:10 p.m.) and the men's 4x400m relay team of junior Lorenzo Parham, freshman Seth Amoo, senior Pete Lopez and sophomore Steve Fitch (9:25 p.m.).

2002 NCAA Div. I Outdoor Track and Field Championships
Bernie Moore Track Stadium - LSU - Baton Rouge, La.
Wednesday, May 29-Saturday, June 1

ASU Friday Results
Brianna Torres - Women's 5000m Final - 10th (16:41.50)
Tony Galaviz - Men's 110m Hurdles Semifinal - 7th in heat two (13.92) - did not advance to final

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