This Week in Pac-10 Track and Field

May 10, 2004

2004 PACIFIC-10 CONFERENCE OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD LISTThis 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. Pac-10 qualifying marks in italic have been adjusted to meet the minimum field of 12 competitors.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. ovisional.

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

Track/Field Athlete of the Week: TOMMY SKIPPER, Oregon (Fr., Sandy, Ore.). In the Pac-10 Championships, Skipper topped the field in the decathlon with an NCAA automatic score of 7,589 points. He gave Oregon its fourth straight Pac-10 decathlon title and 11th overall. Skipper won the pole vault, javelin, 100 meters and shot put, while finishing second in the discus and high jump.

Previous Track winners: April 13 - Domenik Peterson, ASU (200m). April 19 - Louis Luchini, STAN (5000m). April 26 - Brandon Johnson, UCLA (400mH). May 3 -Wes Felix, USC (100m/200m). May 10 - Tommy Skipper, ORE (decathlon).

Previous Field winners: April 13 - Dan Ames, UCLA (SP/DT/HT). April 19 - Kurt Seefeld, CAL (DT). April 26 - Dan Ames, UCLA (SP/DT/HT). May 3 - Matt Wagner, ARIZ (JT).

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

Track/Field Athlete of the Week: JACQUELYN JOHNSON, Arizona State (Fr., Yuma, Ariz.). She scored an NCAA automatic qualifying 5,603 points to win the Pac-10 heptathlon crown in her first full heptathlon of the season. Her mark is the second-best in school history and makes her the first Sun Devil woman to ever win the multi-event title. Johnson won the 100m hurdles and high jump portion of the event, while placing second in the shot put, long jump and 800 meter run on her way to a 127-point margin of victory in the meet.

Previous Track winners: April 13 - Sofie Abildtrup, ORE (200m/400m). April 19 - Arianna Lambie, STAN (1500m). April 26 - Amy Hastings, ASU (3000m steeple). May 3 - Alicia Craig, STAN (10,000m). May 10 - Jacquelyn Johnson, ASU (heptathlon).

Previous Field winners: April 13 - Sheena Gordon, UCLA (HJ). April 19 - Blessing Ufodiama, WSU (TJ). April 26 - Sheni Russell, CAL (DT). May 3 - Jill Camarena, STAN (SP).

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