The University of Arizona No. 22 men's and No. 6 women's track and field teams opened up competition at the Mt. SAC Relays on Thursday.
Sophomore Baillie Gibson won the women's discus throw competition and senior Alyssa Hasslen won the women's shot put competition.
The No. 20 men's and No. 3 women's track and field teams will send a small contingent of student-athletes to compete at the ASU Invitational in Tempe.
Competition at the MPSF Championships resumes on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. PST.
The No. 14 men's and No. 11 women's track and field teams will begin competition on Friday at 12 p.m. PST and at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.
2012: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor season.
2011 (XC): Peterson competed in three meets as a freshman ... She finished in 13th place at the George Kyte Classic, running 5,000 meters in 18:29.9 ... She ran three miles in 18:09 at the Dave Murray Invitational, good for 15th place ... Peterson earned a sixth-place finish at the Grand Canyon Invitational, clocking a time of 18:42.2 in the 5,000-meter race.
HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Martin Luther King Jr. High School, she was the team captain in 2010 and 2011 ... She was also the MVP for cross country in 2010 and track and field in 2010 and 2011 ... She was an all-state selection in 2009 and 2010 for cross country ... She is the school record holder for 5,000 meters cross country, 800 meters and 1,600 meters.
PERSONAL: She is the daughter of Brad and Beth Peterson.