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|