Eugene, Ore. – The University of Arizona Wildcat track and field program had three athletes representing the team at the USA Outdoor Junior Championships on Saturday in Eugene, Ore. The meet is being held at Historic Hayward Field and the IAAF World Junior Championships will be held at the same venue on July 22-27.
Sophomore-to-be Miles Parish’s time of 47.03 in the 400-meter sprint was good for second place in heat one and fourth place overall in the preliminary round. Parish earned a spot in Sunday’s final at 4 p.m. MST.
Incoming freshman Tiana Bonds competed in the 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles on Saturday. Bonds clocked a time of 59.45 in the 400-meter hurdles, the fifth-best time overall and a good for a spot in the final on Sunday at 5:10 p.m. MST. In the 100-meter hurdles, Bonds clocked a time of 13.70 (+2.4 wind) and finished in sixth place overall. She will compete in Sunday’s final at 4:15 p.m. MST.
In the men’s long jump competition, sophomore-to-be Avery Mickens had a mark of 24-7 (7.49m, +1.6 wind) and finished in sixth place overall. Mickens’ best mark came on his first try. He earned a third-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships this past year.
Also competing on Saturday in at the Paris Diamond League Meeting in Paris, France, were former Wildcat NCAA Champions, Brigetta Barrett and Lawi Lalang. Lalang clocked a season-best time of 13:03.85 in the men’s 5K and earned a sixth-place finish overall. That is the second-best time of his career. Barrett cleared 6-2.5 (1.89m) in the women’s high jump and earned a ninth-place finish overall.
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