Cheseret Named Pac-10 Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Year

June 18, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Arizona sophomore Robert Cheseret was named the Pacific-10 Conference Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Year, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today. He is the first Wildcat to win a conference honor since Brianna Glenn won the women's athlete of the year award in 2001.

Cheseret capped off a stellar sophomore season for the Wildcats by winning the 5,000-meter title at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas on June 12. Earlier during the NCAA Championship meet, he finished runner-up in the 10,000-meter final, scoring 18 points for the Wildcat men and leading the squad to a 12th-place team finish.

At the NCAA West Regional, Cheseret only had the 5,000 meters on his plate and claimed the title. He had one of the most successful Pac-10 Championship meets ever by scoring 30 points for the Wildcat men. Cheseret claimed the titles in the 1,500 meters, 5,000 meters and the 10,000 meters. He is the first athlete ever to win those three events in a single conference championship meet.

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