Two Podium Finishers Highlight Second Day of Pac-12s
EUGENE, Ore. – Two members of Arizona Track and Field landed on the podium in their events during the second day of Pac-12 competition. Multiple other Wildcats qualified for the finals in their respective events to build momentum to the final day of competition.
Day Two Highlights
Skylar Sieben wrapped up the Heptathlon competition with a season-best point total of 5,542 points to place third overall in the Pac-12. She won the shot put portion of multis on the first day and placed second in the long jump to help propel her on to the podium. Hollan Powers put up a personal-best in the 800m portion of the multis with a third place finish in the event.
Samantha Noennig was the second Wildcat to get onto the podium, placing third in the shot put with a throw of 17.51m (57'-5.5"). Noennig won some more hardware as well, collecting the 2022 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year moments before she threw.
Grace Driskill earned a point for the Cats with a new PR in the 300m steeplechase of 10:08.23 and an eighth-place finish. Jaisen Brown had his own PR in the hammer throw with a toss of 60.99m (200'-1"). Zach Landa added to the growing list of PRs with a seventh-place finish in the shot put with a new personal-best of 17.91m (58'-9.25").
Talie Bonds highlighted the qualifying races on the track by placing second in the 100m hurdles with a new PR of 13.14, which is good for the fourth-fastest time in Arizona history. Zachary Extine followed her example by placing fifth in qualifying with his own PR of 14.35 to move on to the finals.
Maj Williams qualified for the finals in the 400m dash with a season-best time of 46.98. Alisa Lyesina also qualified for her finals in the 800m run with a time of 2:06.71 to finish fifth overall in qualifying.
Three long jumpers made the finals during the field events. Reinaldo Rodrigues placed sixth with a 7.34m and Razeen Khaldun came in eighth with a 7.23m jump for the men, while Jenica Bosko jumped for a mark of 5.91m to place ninth for the women.
The Cats will return tomorrow at 11 a.m. MST for the women's discus throw. The running events will take place at 1 p.m. MST with the 4x100m relay.
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