Senior Taylor Freeman posted a personal best on Saturday as the Tucson Elite Classic finished up at Roy P. Drachman.
The University of Arizona men's and No. 7 women's track and field program will host the 2013 Tucson Elite Classic on Thursday and Saturday at Roy P. Drachman Stadium.
Seniors Brigetta Barrett and Georganne Moline won the high jump and 400-meter hurdles, respectively, on Saturday at the Mt. SAC Relays.
The No. 22 men's and No. 6 women's track and field teams will compete at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.
Junior Shapri Romero highlighted an outstanding day for Arizona's track and field program. She won the 200 meters, 400 meters and was part of the 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay teams that were victorious.
Three-time NCAA Indoor All-American
Four-time NCAA Outdoor All-American
2011 MPSF Championships Runner-Up
2011 Pac-10 Champion
2012 MPSF Champion
2012 NCAA Indoor Champion
2012 Pac-12 Champion
2012 Pac-12 Men's Field Athlete of the Year
2012 NCAA West Region Men's Field Athlete of the Year
2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Bronze Medalist
2012: Indoors, Ross claimed the NCAA Championship in the high jump, the first title in school history ... At the NCAA Championships he won with a clearance of 7-3.75 ... At the Razorback Invitational, Ross competed in the heptathlon and scored 5,269 points ... During the high jump portion of the heptathlon, Ross had a personal-best clearance of 7-4.25, which tied the world record a high jump clearance during the heptathlon ... He took first at the MPSF Championships with a clearance of 7-3.75 ... Outdoors, Ross earned All-Pac-12 honors in the high, long, and triple jumps while claiming the league high jump title for the second-straight year ... Ross post a then-personal-best mark of 7-5 in the high jump at the Tucson Elite Classic ... He also posted personal-best marks of 25-4.5 in the long jump at Pac-12 Championships and 52-0.5 in the triple jump at the NCAA Championships Preliminary Round ... At the NCAA Championships, Ross earned a fourth-place finish in the men's high jump competition with a clearance of 7-4.25 ... Ross earned his third-straight first-team All-America honor in the high jump ... In the men's triple jump, Ross earned second-team All-America honors with a jump of 51-1.5 (15.58m), good for 15th place ... At the U.S. Olympic Trials, Ross cleared 7-1.75 in the preliminary round, good for a spot in the final ... In the final, Ross had a personal-best clearance of 7-5.75 and took third place ... That mark is tied for the second-best mark in school history ... Ross did not earn a spot on Team USA even though he took third place, he failed to meet the Olympic "A" Standard of 7-7.
2011: Indoors, set a personal best at the Blue and Orange Opener with a high jump of 7-4.5 and a first-place finish ... Finished second at the MPSF Indoor Championships and the Texas A&M Challenge with jumps of 7-2.25 and 7-1, respectively ... Jumped 7-2.5 at the NCAA Indoor Championships and finished eighth ... Outdoors, set a personal best at the dual meet with Arizona State and Northern Arizona, with a mark of 7-3 and a first-place finish ... Took home the Pac-10 Outdoor Championship in the high jump with a mark of 7-2.5 ... Earned himself a spot on the All-America team by jumping 7-2.5 at NCAA Championships, placing in third ... At the USA Outdoor Championships, he jumped 7-0.5 and finished 12th.
2010: Earned All-America honors in the high jump at both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships, placing seventh and eighth, respectively ... Marked a personal-best high jump of 7-3.75 at the MPSF Indoor Championships ... Also competed in the long and triple jumps.
HIGH SCHOOL: Competed at the California State Meet during his junior and senior seasons at Vista Murrieta High School ... Won the high jump with the clearance of 7-1 at the 2009 California State Championships ... Finished as runner-up in 2008 with a clearance of 6-11 ... Achieved a personal best of 7-3 at a dual meet against Chapparal - the No. 2 jump among high school athletes during the year ... Also during his senior campaign, he marked 50-0 in the triple jump at the Saddle-Up Invitational ... Finished fifth at the state championships in the triple jump with a leap of 47-9 during his senior year ... High and long jump champion at the California Interscholastic Federation Championships ... An all-state student-athlete in the long jump ... Competed at the Golden West Invitational in 2008, winning the high jump ... Earned four varsity letters for track and field ... Also played basketball for four years - three at the varsity level ... In basketball, was a first-team all-league selection as a junior and a senior ... Two-year Honor Roll student-athlete.
PERSONAL: Born Nicholas Steven Ross in Oceanside, Calif. ... Son of Don and Melody Baker ... Majoring in pre-family studies and human development.