Fifteen Current and Former ASU Track and Field Athletes Head to Trials

July 8, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. - Fifteen members of the Arizona State track and field program, both current and former, will travel to the Alex G. Spanos Sports Complex in Sacramento, Calif., to compete in the 2004 United States Olympic Team Trials. The meet will run July 9-18 and will be used to determine the members of the national team that will compete at the Athens Olympiad, August 20-29, in Athens, Greece.

In all, six of the athletes competed for the Sun Devils during the past season. Those athletes include Seth Amoo (200m dash), Jason Barton (400m dash), Jacquelyn Johnson (heptathlon), Sandra Orsund (discus), Domenik Peterson (200m dash) and Cassandra Reed (400m dash). Johnson, the 2004 NCAA heptathlon champion, and Barton both enter the meet ranked the highest of the six as both are ranked 10th in the nation. Reed is 15th at 400m while Orsund sits 19th in the discus. Amoo and Peterson are tied for 23rd in the 200m dash.

Former athletes also are sitting in solid positions heading into the trials, including Dwight Phillips who is ranked No. 1 in the long jump. The 2003 World Indoor and Outdoor champion, Phillips was an Olympian in 2000 and will look to return to the national team along with defending Olympic gold medalist Nick Hysong in the pole vault. Hysong is fifth heading into the meet. Lisa Galviz, formerly Lisa Aguilera, is second-ranked in the women's 3,000m steeplechase while former teammate Kelly MacDonald is fourth in the same event. Vince Mosca rounds out the Top 10 athletes with his seventh-place standing in the shot put.

Other athletes competing include Fasil Bizuneh (10,000m run), Marcus Brunson (100m and 200m dashes), Tiffany Greer (long jump) and Brandon Strong (1,500m run). All 15 athletes will be looking to finish in the Top 3 of their respective events to punch their tickets to the Summer Games. Complete results for the meet can be found here.

2004 Olympic Trial Schedule for Current/Former ASU Athletes

Seth Amoo
200m Dash Qualifying Friday, July 16 6:00 pm 200m Dash Quarterfinal Saturday, July 17 12:00 pm 200m Dash Semifinal Saturday, July 17 2:17 pm 200m Dash Finals Sunday, July 18 5:38 pm

Jason Barton
400m Dash Quarterfinal Sunday, July 11 3:00 pm 400m Dash Semifinal Monday, July 12 8:25 pm 400m Dash Finals Thursday, July 15 7:50 pm

Fasil Bizuneh
10,000m Run Finals Friday, July 9 9:25 pm

Marcus Brunson
100m Dash Qualifying Saturday, July 10 3:00 pm 100m Dash Quarterfinal Saturday, July 10 5:22 pm 100m Dash Semifinal Sunday, July 11 2:30 pm 100m Dash Finals Sunday, July 11 4:48 pm 200m Dash Qualifying Friday, July 16 6:00 pm 200m Dash Quarterfinal Saturday, July 17 12:00 pm 200m Dash Semifinal Saturday, July 17 2:17 pm 200m Dash Finals Sunday, July 18 5:38 pm

Lisa (Aguilera) Galaviz
3,000m Steeplechase Finals Thursday, July 15 8:30 pm

Tiffany Greer
Long Jump Qualifying Monday, July 12 8:40 pm Long Jump Finals Thursday, July 15 5:45 pm

Nick Hysong
Pole Vault Qualifying Friday, July 9 3:30 pm Pole Vault Finals Sunday, July 11 1:15 pm

Jacquelyn Johnson
Heptathlon 100m Hurdles Friday, July 9 4:30 pm Heptathlon High Jump Friday, July 9 5:25 pm Heptathlon Shot Put Friday, July 9 7:40 pm Heptathlon 200m Dash Friday, July 9 9:05 pm Heptathlon Long Jump Saturday, July 10 1:10 pm Heptathlon Javelin Saturday, July 10 2:20 pm Heptathlon 800m Run Saturday, July 10 4:55 pm

Kelly MacDonald
3,000m Steeplechase Finals Thursday, July 15 8:30 pm

Vince Mosca
Shot Put Qualifying Friday, July 9 6:10 pm Shot Put Finals Saturday, July 10 4:30 pm

Sandra Orsund
Discus Qualifying Saturday, July 10 5:10 pm Discus Finals Monday, July 12 7:30 pm

Domenik Peterson
200m Dash Qualifying Friday, July 16 6:00 pm 200m Dash Quarterfinal Saturday, July 17 12:00 pm 200m Dash Semifinal Saturday, July 17 2:17 pm 200m Dash Finals Sunday, July 18 5:38 pm

Dwight Phillips
100m Dash Qualifying Saturday, July 10 3:00 pm 100m Dash Quarterfinal Saturday, July 10 5:22 pm 100m Dash Semifinal Sunday, July 11 2:30 pm 100m Dash Finals Sunday, July 11 4:48 pm Long Jump Qualifying Friday, July 9 8:00 pm Long Jump Finals Sunday, July 11 3:30 pm

Cassandra Reed
400m Dash Quarterfinal Monday, July 12 7:20 pm 400m Dash Semifinal Thursday, July 15 7:35 pm 400m Dash Finals Saturday, July 17 2:52 pm

Brandon Strong
1,500m Run Quarterfinal Thursday, July 15 8:00 pm 1,500m Run Semifinal Friday, July 16 7:40 pm 1,500m Run Finals Sunday, July 18 4:30 pm
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