Sun Devils Turn In Strong Performances at Arizona State Invitational

March 26, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona State track and field team played host to the ASU Invitational Friday evening and saw several strong performances, including one of its own athletes tying the stadium record in action at Sun Angel Stadium in Tempe. The women combined to win seven events while the men captured six victories overall. Both combined for 14 Pac-10 qualifiers and another six for the NCAA West Region meet.

Brandon Glenn won the men's pole vault with a clearance of 5.10m (16-8.75) to not earn a berth into the two championship meets, but also tie the stadium record shared by two other athletes. He was joined in the win column on the men's side by Ryan Warrenburg in the 3,000m steeplechase, Dan Maher in the 800m run, Lewis Banda in the 200m dash, Trevell Quinley in the high jump and Asokah Muhammad in the triple jump. Quinley, who also qualified for both championship meets in the high jump and long jump, cleared 2.15m (7-00.50) to grab the win.

On the women's side, Cassandra Reed led the way with her win in the 200m dash while earning berths into the championship meets. She was joined in gold medal performances by Liz Lindgren in the 3,000m steeplechase, the 4x100m relay, Christina Hardeman in the 400m dash, Alvina Begay in the 3,000m run, Jana Pintz in the javelin and Angela Tavalrides in the pole vault.

Overall, the Sun Devils swept three events including the 200m dash, 3,000m steeplechase and the pole vault. Along with the seven wins by the women, they also finished second twice and third once while the men added two runners-up finishes and three third-place finishes.

Along with the stadium record Glenn tied in the pole vault, he also moved up to No. 6 on the all-time Top 10 list in school history, surpassing his current coach, Ron Barela, at 5.08m. Quinley's clearance of 2.15 in the high jump tied him with two others for No. 10 on the list. For the women, Tavalrides tied her own school record in the pole vault with her clearance of 3.55m while Julia Pedersen moved to No. 6 on the shot put list with a toss of 15.34m (50-04.00).

Arizona State returns to action next weekend with the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas. The meet runs April 2-3.

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