Bozidar Antunovic is now ranked fifth in the country in the shot put while Tyler Johnson is 20th in the hammer throw and Nick Ross is third in the high jump.
May 20, 2012
Final Results SATURDAY
The University of Arizona Wildcat No. 15 men's and No. 8 women's track and field teams wrapped up their final home meet of the 2012 season on Saturday. The Wildcats set three personal-best marks on the day.
Junior Nick Ross set a personal-best mark in the high jump competition with a clearance of 7-5 (2.26m). He also tied the facility record set by James Frazier (unattached) on May 9, 1981. Ross is now in sole possession of the third-best jump in the country this year. His mark is also tied for the third-best jump in school history. Junior Edgar-Rivera Morales cleared 7-2.5 (2.20m), good for second place in the competition.
In group B of the men's hammer throw competition, junior Tyler Johnson took first with a personal-best mark of 213-4 (65.02m). That mark is good for No. 20 in the country and tied for the third-best toss in UA history. Sophomore Bozidar Antunovic set a personal-best mark of 65-1.5 (19.85m) in the men's shot put competition. That mark is good for No. 5 in the country and the third-best throw in school history.
For the women, junior Brigetta Barrett cleared 6-2.25 (1.89m) in the high jump competition, good for first place. Juniors Alyssa Hasslen and Taylor Freeman both threw in group B of the discus competition. Hasslen took second with a toss of 170-11 (52.09m). Freeman had a mark of 170-2 (51.88m), good for third place in the event. Senior Taylor Bush took fifth place in group B of the hammer throw with a toss of 194-9 (59.35m). Junior Asia Easley threw 128-6 (39.18m) in the javelin competition.
Volunteer assistant coach Jill Camarena-Williams won the women's shot put competition with a season-best toss of 65-0.5 (19.82m). Camarena-Williams also broke her own facility record. She threw 64-9.75 (19.75m) on May 17, 2012. She is currently ranked No. 4 in the world and is No. 1 in the U.S.
Brittney Reese (Nike) set the facility record for the women's long jump. She jumped 22-5.75 (6.85m), good for first place in the competition and is her third-best jump of the year. She is currently No. 1 in the world in the event with a mark of 23-4.5 (7.12m). The previous facility record was set on May 17, 2012 by Hyleas Fountain (Nike). She jumped 22-1.75 (6.75m).
Britney Henry (unattached) set the facility record for the women's hammer throw. She had a toss of 229-7 (69.97m). The previous record was held by Erin Gilreath (NYAC). She threw 229-6 (69.95m) on May 20, 2004.
Kara Patterson (USOC) set the facility record for the women's javelin throw. She threw 198-0 (60.36m). Previously, the record was held by Kim Kreiner (Nike). She threw 192-6 (58.68m) on May 22, 2004.
The Wildcats will return to action on May 24-26 for the preliminary round of the NCAA Track and Field Championships.