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By: Arizona Athletics
Release: May 18, 2013
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May 18, 2013

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 TUCSON -  The University of Arizona Wildcat men's and No. 7 women's track and field teams concluded competition at the Tucson Elite Classic on Saturday at Roy P. Drachman Stadium.

Sophomore Baillie Gibson posted the third-best mark of her career in the women's hammer throw at 196-9 (59.97m). That toss was good for 11th place. Senior Taylor Freeman had a personal-best toss of 196-8 (59.94m) and finished in 12th place. She now holds the No. 4 toss in UA history. In the men's hammer, senior Tyler Johnson had a toss of 207-0 (63.09m), the second-best mark of the season for Johnson.

In the women's discus competition, Gibson's mark of 174-8 (53.25m) was good for 11th place. Senior Alyssa Hasslen earned an 11th-place finish with a toss of 172-10 (52.68m). Freeman had a mark of 170-8 (52.03m) and took 14th place. The Roy P. Drachman facility record of 64.46m that was set by former Wildcat Meg Ritchie was broken on Saturday night. Gia Lewis-Smallwood (Nike) won the competition with a toss of 214-10 (65.49m). That mark also meets the World Championships "A" Standard.

For the women's shot put, Hasslen took first place with a toss of 54-4.75 (16.88m). Gibson's mark of 52-8 (16.05m) was good for second place overall. Junior Omotayo Talabi had a toss of 50-4.5 (15.35m) and finished in fourth place. Senior Asia Easley finished in seventh place in the women's javelin competition with a toss of 139-7 (42.54m).

In the men's high jump competition, the only two jumpers were seniors Edgar Rivera-Morales and Nick Ross (unattached). Ross took second place with a clearance of 7-1 (2.16m). Rivera-Morales's clearance of 7-3 (2.21m) was good for first place.

The collegiate competitor's marks do not count towards qualifying for the NCAA Championships Preliminary round. Those fields have already been announced.