This Week in Pac-10 Track and Field

April 19, 2004

This list contains no less than the top 20 performances in each event, while all qualifiers for the 2004 Pac-10 Championships (May 14-15, Tucson, Ariz. -- combined events May 7-8) 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 28-29, Northridge, Calif.). The top five finishers from each regional event automatically advance to the NCAA Championships (June 9-12, Austin, Texas). 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 16.

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).

Symbols: # - NCAA regional qualifier; ! - School record; i - indoor mark; (A) - altitude over 1000 meters; y - yards; *** - freshman; ** - sophomore; * - junior; no asterisk - senior.

Pac-10 Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Week

Track Athlete of the Week: LOUIS LUCHINI, Stanford (Sr., Ellsworth, Me.). Luchini set the school record in the 5,000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays. he rran a career-best 13:25.19 to break the old mark of 13:27.31 by Brad Hauser in 2000. The time is also the 10th best on the Pac-10's all-time list.

Field Athlete of the Week: KURT SEEFELD, California (So., San Rafael, Calif.). Seefeld threw a season-best and NCAA regional qualifying mark of 171-1 in the discus at Mt. SAC.

Previous Track winners: April 13 - Domenik Peterson, ASU (200M). April 19 - Louis Luchini, STAN (5000m).

Previous Field winners: April 13 - Dan Ames, UCLA (SP/DT/HT). April 19 - Kurt Seefeld, CAL (DT).

Pac-10 Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Week

Track Athlete of the Week: ARIANNA LAMBIE, Stanford (Fr., Harvard, Mass.). Lambie broke the freshman school record in the 1,500 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays with a time of 4:16.89. Her time leads the Pac-10 this season and is 0.59 shy of cracking the Pac-10's career top-10 list.Field Athlete of the Week: BLESSING UFODIAMA, Washington State (Sr., Long Beach, Calif.). Ufodiama finished fourth in the invitational triple jump at the Mt. SAC Relays with the longest leap in school history. The mark of 13.24m/43-5 1/4w is the third best this season in the Pac-10 and an NCAA regional qualifying mark.

Previous Track winners: April 13 - Sofie Abildtrup, ORE (200m/400m). April 19 - Arianna Lambie, STAN (1500m).

Previous Field winners: April 13 - Sheena Gordon, UCLA (HJ). April 19 - Blessing Ufodiama, WSU (TJ).

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