This Week in Pac-10 Track and Field

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This list contains no less than the top 20 performances in each event, while all qualifiers for the 2003 Pac-10 Championships (May 17-18, Los Angeles, Calif. -- combined events May 10-11) are above the underlined mark in each event. Marks in parentheses after each event heading are (in order) Pac-10 and NCAA regional qualifying marks. All Pac-10 champions will automatically be invited to the NCAA West Region Championships (May 30-31, Stanford, Calif.). The top five finishers from each regional event automatically advance to the NCAA Championships (June 11-14, Sacramento, Calif.). Another six to eight athletes nationally per event will be invited by the NCAA Championships selection committee based on a season performance list as long as that athlete competed in the regional. Qualifying marks must be made between March 1 and May 19.

List marks in parentheses for the races of 200 meters and under are not accepted as NCAA qualifying efforts, as they were not recorded in automatic (track) or metric (field) form. For the Pac-10 Championships, hand times are allowed, but field events still must be measured in metric units.Indoor marks (from January 1) and wind-aided marks of greater than 4.0 mps will be accepted for the Pac-10 Championships, but not for the NCAA Championships. Wind-aided marks of 2.0 - 4.0 mps will be accepted for NCAA Championships.

Date of performance is listed after each entry. For distances of one lap and below, hand times are converted for placing using IAAF charts (+0.24 seconds for below one lap, +0.14 seconds for one lap and up). All metric conversions in the field events are from IAAF tables, as well.Symbols: # - NCAA regional qualifier; ! - Record (what type noted within the event list); i - indoor mark; (A) - altitude over 1000 meters; y - yards; *** - freshman; ** - sophomore; * - junior; no asterisk - senior.

Pac-10 Men's Track and FieldAthletes of the Week

2003 Athlete of the Week Winners:

Men's Track: Ryan Wilson, USC (Sr., Westerville, Ohio). At the Sun Angel Invitational, Wilson won teh 400-meter hurdles with a personal best 49.67 and finished third in the 110-meter hurdles with a personal best 13.53. Both times currently rank at the top of the Pac-10's best list for the respective events.

Men's Field: Adam Kriz, Oregon (Sr., Toledo, Ore.). The reigning Pac-10 hammer throw champion raised his personal best to 217-10 (66.40m) by capturing the event at th ePepsi Team Invitational.

Men's Track: April 14 - Ryan Wilson, USC (110MH/400MH).

Men's Field: April 14 - Adam Kriz, ORE (HT).

Pac-10 Women's Track and FieldAthletes of the Week

2003 Athlete of the Week Winners:

Women's Track: Virginia Powell, USC (Fr., Seattle, Wash.). Powell established two personal records at the Sun Angel Invitational. She posted a 13.39 to finish secon in the 100-meter hurdles and clocked a 11.78 to win heat two of the 100 meters. Her time of 13.39 places her sixth on the all-time USC list.

Women's Field: Julianna Tudja, USC (Sr., Vamosi, Hungary). Tudja broke her own school record by throwing the hammer a distance of 211-1 to finish second at the Sun Angel Invitational. Her mark is the second-best mark in the nation this season and third on the Pac-10's all-time list.

Women's Track: April 14 - Virginia Powell, USC (100 HH, 100m)

Women's Field: April 14: Julianna Tudja, USC (Hammer)

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