Aguilera Automatically In, Others Provisionally After Pac-10 Invite

March 2, 2003

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State men's and women's track and field teams competed in the Pac-10 Indoor Invitational Saturday in Seattle, Wash., and came home with eight men and eight women winning individual races and events during the competition. The biggest win of the day was Lisa Aguilera (Sr., Peoria, Ariz.) in the 3000 meter race when she clocked a 9:12.60 to earn the team's first automatic qualifyer for the NCAA meet.

Tiffany Greer (Sr., Powder Springs, Ga.) and Seneca Holmes (Jr., Waddell, Ariz.) each won the preliminaries and finals in the 60-meter dash and hurdles, respectively, to pace the women. Holmes' 8.18 in the finals of the hurdle event is a provisional mark and improves upon her No. 2 all-time mark in ASU history. Joining Holmes on the provisional list was freshman Jessica Scalzo (Snoqualmie, Wash.) in the 5,000-meter race. She ran the event in 16:40.72 to make the list.

On the men's side, the 4x400-meter relay team of Seth Amoo (So., Palmdale, Calif.), Lewis Banda (Fr., Bulawayo, Zimbabwe), Jason Barton (So., Phoenix, Ariz.) and Steve Fitch (Jr., San Ramon, Calif.) won the relay race to remain undefeat on the season. Their time of 3:09.35 also is a porvisional. Fasil Bizuneh (Sr., Indianapolis, Ind.), in his first race of the year, ran the 5,000-meter race, winning the event in 14:02.84 to provisionally qualifyfor the national meet.

The Sun Devils return to the track on Feb. 1 when they travel to the Boise State Invitational in Boise, Idaho, and the Husky Invitational in Seattle, Wash.

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