UA started off strong on the first day of competition, setting three personal bests.
Feb. 10, 2012
Boise State Team Challenge Results Day One
Husky Classic Results Day One
TUCSON - The Arizona Wildcat No. 5 men’s and No. 10 women’s track and field teams began the first day of competition in the Husky Classic and the Boise State Team Challenge on Friday. UA started the weekend off on a strong note, setting three personal bests.
At the Husky Classic, junior Jen Bergman and sophomore Elvin Kibet ran in the 5,000-meter invite. Kibet had a personal-best time of 16:02.76, earning a 10th-place finish. Bergman had a personal best as well, clocking a time of 16:08.26 and finishing 14th.
“I’m very happy with Jen and Elvin tonight,” associate head coach James Li said. “They both had significant personal bests. It was a very, very good performance. It was a really good run for them and I think both of them have a really good chance of making it to the NCAA Championships.”
Freshman Haley Stenquist and sophomore Amanda Russell ran in the open 5,000 meters. Stenquist finished in 40th place, running her first collegiate 5K race in 17:09.47. Russell had a time of 17:23.92, good for 47th place. Freshman Patrick Zacharias ran in the men’s open 5K race. He clocked a time of 14:37.30, earning 53rd place.
Junior Taylor Freeman continued her hot streak in the weight throw at the Boise State Team Challenge, setting her fourth consecutive personal best in four meets this year. Freeman came in third, throwing 58-8.75 (17.90m). Junior Tyler Johnson competed in the weight throw and he took second place with a season-best mark 58-6.75 (17.85m).
“I thought Taylor threw very well, and Tyler did too,” assistant coach Craig Carter said. “I thought they both looked really good technically. Things are really coming along well for them. They are doing really well for the amount of time we are training for it, I’m prepping them for outdoor, that’s my goal. It is really nice that they are throwing the weight well and getting personal best marks, but the whole goal is for them to throw the hammer really well outdoors.”
Competition resumes tomorrow at the Husky Classic at 8 a.m. PT. The Boise State Team Challenge resumes at 9:15 a.m. MT. The Millrose Games begin at 4:15 p.m. ET and the USA Track and Field Classic starts at 5:15 p.m. CT.
Live results from the Boise State Team Challenge will be available at www.broncosports.com. Husky Classic live results will be available at gohuskies.com. Results for the Millrose Games will be available at millrosegames.org. The USA Track and Field Classic will have live results available at flashresults.com. For complete results from the events and continued coverage of Arizona Wildcat men’s and women’s track field, visit ArizonaWildcats.com.