UA Women 13th At Nationals

June 12, 2010

EUGENE, Ore. - The rise of the The University of Arizona's women's track and field team reached its climax Saturday as the squad posted a 13th-place overall finish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., - their best national finish since 2001.

Senior Liz Patterson and freshman Brigetta Barrett earned All-American accolades from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on the first day of competition Wednesday, helping get the ball rolling for what has been the most successful season for Arizona in nearly a decade.

Junior Christina Rodgers (800-meters) and freshman Julie Labonte (shot put) also earned All-American accolades on the week and helped Arizona post it's highest total of unqiue individual point scorers since that 2001 season as well.

Sophomore Hannah Moen was the only athlete in competition on Saturday's final day at Hayward Field, finishing 14th place overall in the women's steeplechase final.

Texas A&M swept both the men's and women's overall team titles.

For the men, it was a rebuilding year, but freshman Nick Ross managed to get the squad on the scoreboard by earning the second All-American award of the season in the high jump.

A complete season-in-review will follow within the week.

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