Two NCAA Champions, 12 All-Americans Highlight 2000 Arizona Track and Field Season
Season In Review (PDF format)
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Upon Further Review: The University of Arizona track and field teams concluded one of the best seasons in school history at the NCAA Championships in Durham, N.C., taking home two national titles and seven All-America honors. After earning five All-America honors at the Indoor Championships in March, the Wildcats finished with 12 All-America honors, two NCAA titles, two top-20 team finishes and a top-10 team finish. The men's team took only five competitors to the NCAA Championships in Durham, and only three people scored, but they scored big, and the Wildcats placed sixth out of 75 scoring teams with 26 points. Senior Esko Mikkola and junior Patrick Nduwimana won NCAA individual titles in the javelin and 800m, respectively. Senior Jeff Dutoit finished third in the men's pole vault and nearly won a national title himself. The women's team had a very successful season, as well. They finished tied for 19th out of 72 scoring teams at the NCAA Championships with 12 points. Sophomore Brianna Glenn finished fourth in the 100m, senior Carolyn Jackson placed fifth in the 400m, and junior Andrea Neary finished sixth in the pole vault.
NCAA Championships: Senior Jeff Dutoit got the men's point-scoring party underway on Thursday night of the 2000 NCAA Outdoor Championships at Duke University in Durham, N.C. He cleared an outdoor personal-best of 18 feet, 1/2 inch (5.40m) on his first try. Dutoit's uniform then barely touched the bar on his first attempt at 18-4 1/2 (5.50m), knocking the bar to the pit. If it had stayed up, he would have been the NCAA Champion, but he settled for a third place finish and the fourth All-America honors of his career. The following day was the big one for the Arizona men, as senior Esko Mikkola won the javelin title with his first throw of the day. Although his winning distance of 238-3 (72.62m) was short by comparison, it was good enough on a very hot, humid and windy day at Wallace Wade Stadium. Later that night, junior Patrick Nduwimana, running in only his sixth 800m race of the season, won the NCAA title with a blistering time of 1 minute, 45.08 seconds. He held off 1999 champion Derek Peterson of Missouri down the stretch to win the title, setting a school record by almost a second. At the time of the event, Nduwimana's time was No. 4 in the world. Friday evening, junior Andrea Neary became the first Arizona woman to score at this year's meet, placing sixth in the pole vault, tying her school record of 13-1 1/2 (4.00m). Two Arizona athletes also scored points on the final day of the competition for the women's team. Sophomore Brianna Glenn finished fourth in the 100m, and senior Carolyn Jackson placed fifth in the 400m. In the semifinals of the 100m, Glenn ran 11.33, a school record. She also finished 17th in the long jump finals. Senior Nicole Thomas finished 11th in the 400m hurdles, earning All-America honors in the process. Sophomore Tara Chaplin finished 11th in both the 10,000m and 5,000m, and junior Katrin Engelen was 18th in the 10,000m. Sophomore Mike Kenyon finished 17th in the 400m, and senior Ola Larsen was 18th in the javelin.
Fast Forward: Several Arizona athletes will continue training through the summer and compete in the Olympic Trials for the U.S. or their respective countries.
Wildcat Women's Watch: The Arizona women have several elite competitors on the team this season, led by quarter-miler Carolyn Jackson. The senior from Tucson, Ariz. finished fifth in the 400m at the NCAA Championships after winning the Pac-10 title in the event. She ran 52.18 in the NCAA semifinals, her best time of the season. Two sophomores also paced the Wildcats this year, Tara Chaplin and Brianna Glenn. Glenn, from La Mirada, Calif., earned three All-America honors throughout the season Chaplin, from Montpelier, Vt., won the Pac-10 5,000m title last season, and competed in five NCAA Championship events as a freshman -- a first for a Wildcat. Chaplin continued her success this season, finishing fifth in the 5,000m at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Glenn set four school indoor records, the 55m, 60m, 200m and long jump. Glenn finished fifth in the 60m at the NCAA Championships and 10th in the long jump, earning All-America honors in both. Glenn continued her big-time success, winning the Texas Relays 100m crown in an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 11.24w. At the ASU-NAU dual meet, Glenn raced to a school record time of 11.45 (wind-legal) in the 100m and set a school record of 21-2 3/4 (6.47m), also an NCAA automatic qualifier. She also won the triple jump with the No. 3 jump in school history (41-5 3/4) and ran the second leg on a school record setting 4x100m relay team. She then finished third in three Pac-10 events (100m, 200m and long jump). Glenn raced to a fourth place finish in the 100m at the NCAA Championships, clocking a time of 11.33 in the semifinals to set the school record for the fifth time this season. Chaplin ran the fastest collegiate 10,000m time at the Mt. SAC Relays, 33:17.39, the No. 4 time in Pac-10 history and No. 2 in the UA record books. Her time is an NCAA automatic qualifying mark and also gets her into the U.S. Olympic Trials. She also picked up an NCAA automatic time in the 5,000m of 16:11.73 at the Cardinal Invitational. Glenn finished third in the 100m, 200m and long jump at the Pac-10 Championships, while Tara Chaplin was fourth in both the 3,000m and 5,000m and finished 11th in both the 10,000m and 5,000m at the NCAA meet.
Men's Movings: Three All-Americans return to the Arizona team this season, seniors Jeff Dutoit (pole vault) and Esko Mikkola (javelin) and junior Patrick Nduwimana (800m). He cleared a season-best mark at the NCAA Indoor Championships, 18-0 1/2, to finish eighth. He then matched that height at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, setting a personal outdoor best and finishing third in the competitoin. Dutoit cleared a then-outdoor season-best of 17-10 1/2 (5.45m) to win the Arizona Elite Classic, which is also an NCAA provisional qualifier. He also won the university/college pole vault competition at the Drake Relays with a clearance of 17-9 (5.41m) and was later fourth at the Pac-10 Championships. Mikkola won the 1998 NCAA Championship and finished second last year in the javelin. He appeared to be fully recovered from an early season ankle injury, but was then sidelined by infected wisdom teeth. He opened his season at the April 15 UTEP Invitational with an NCAA automatic qualifying throw of 238-2. He threw for only the second time this season in Eugene at the Pac-10 Championships. His throw of 236-6 (72.08m) was by far the best of the competition. He became the first three-time Pac-10 javelin champ with the throw. Mikkola culminated his season and WIldcat career with a second NCAA title, winning the meet in Durham with a throw of 238-3 (72.63m). Nduwimana advanced to the semifinals of the 800m at the World Championships last summer after finishing second at the NCAA Outdoor meet. Nduwimana missed all of the indoor season and the first half of the outdoor season with an Achilles' tendon strain. He made his debut in fine fashion, however, clocking a personal-best time of 3:45.07 in the 1,500m at the Arizona Elite Classic. His time was only 0.07 off an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Nduwimana ran his first 800m of the year at the ASU-NAU dual meet and qualified for the NCAA meet with a time of 1:48.56. He won his second straight Pac-10 Championship, edging UCLA's Jess Strutzel at the tape for the title. The NCAA Championships will stand as the highlight of his season, however, as he outkicked defending champ Derek Peterson of Missouri down the stretch for the 2000 title. Nduwimana finished in 1:45.08, which at the time was No.4 in the world and a school record and PR by over a second.
Pac-10 Championships: The Arizona men's and women's teams both finished sixth at the Pacific-10 Conference Championships May 20-21 in Eugene, Ore. Three Arizona athletes -- seniors Esko Mikkola (javelin) and Carolyn Jackson (400m) and junior Patrick Nduwimana (800m) -- won conference titles, while three others -- seniors Jeremy Lyon (3,000m steeplechase), Ola Larsen (javelin) and Nicole Thomas (400m hurdles) -- finished second in their events. Mikkola and Nduwimana were repeat winners, Mikkola becoming the first three-time javelin winner in conference history.
Chart Talk: The Wildcats have made a dent on the all-time performance lists so far this year...
100m (1.) Brianna Glenn 11.24w
1. Brianna Glenn 11.33
200m (1.) Brianna Glenn 22.97w
1,500m 10. Erin Doherty 4:26.51
5,000m (2.) Tara Chaplin 16:03.21i
4. Tara Chaplin 16:11.73
10,000m 2. Tara Chaplin 33:17.39
6. Katrin Engelen 34:37.65
100m HH 7. Rori Kelly 13.62
8. Alexandra Komnos 13.78
400m LH 4. Nicole Thomas 57.77
1. Andrea Neary 13-1 1/2 (4.00m)
3. Phyllis Brown 12-3 1/2 (3.75m)
4. Sarah Jacobs 11-9 3/4 (3.60m)
1. Brianna Glenn 21-2 3/4 (6.47m)
3. Brianna Glenn 41-5 3/4 (12.64m)
5. TaKisha Morgan 41-1 (12.52m)
(6.) Mandy Shefman 48-5 1/4 (14.76m)i
7. Mandy Shefman 47-5 1/4 (14.46m)
Discus 8. Mandy Shefman 159-6 (48.62m)
Javelin 9.* Shaya Orendorff 144-1 (43.92m)
Hammer 4. Nicole Kraus 168-10 (51.46m)
6. Kameko Gay 162-6 (49.54m)
8. Davi Paletz 148-2 (45.16m)
4x100m 1. Kelly-Glenn-Thomas-Jackson 44.74
400m 2. Mike Kenyon 45.78
800m 1. Patrick Nduwimana 1:45.08
110m HH T-7. Keith Varga 14.13
400m IH 1. Keith Varga 50.70
3. Jeff Dutoit 18-0 1/2 (5.50m)
(4.) Gordy Sasser 16-8 3/4 (5.10m)
Discus 6. Richard Legarra 188-10 (57.56m)
Javelin 3. Ola Larsen 235-4 (71.72m)
9. Matt Wagner 217-0 (66.14m)
More Listings: Arizona athletes have also moved up on the Pacific-10 Conference all-time lists. Tara Chaplin's 10,000m time is No. 4 in conference history, while her 5,000m time ranks No. 7 all-time. Andrea Neary moved to No. 5 all-time with her pole vault clearance of 13-1 1/2 (4.00m). Brianna Glenn moved into a tie for No. 7 all-time with her school record of 11.33in the 100m. Glenn's 200m time is the No. 5 wind-aided mark in conference history. Her long jump mark of 21-2 3/4 (6.47m) is also No. 8 in the conference books. Patrick Nduwimana's 800m time logged in as No. 4 in conference history.
Dual-ly Impressive: With as many individual accolades as the team had, it is no wonder it would have a very impressive dual-meet record. The Wildcat women finished the season undefeated, 7-0, and the Arizona men were 6-1. The women beat both Arizona State and Northern Arizona during the indoor and outdoor seasons. They also topped California, Colorado and Minnesota in another meet. The men's team was perfect against Arizona State, California, Colorado, Minnesota and Northern Arizona the outdoor season. It beat NAU indoors, but was edged by Arizona State in the in-state indoor meet.
Breeze: Sophomore Brianna Glenn put together one of the most successful indoor seasons in recent years, setting school records in the 60m, 200m and long jump. She provisionally qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in all three events, with marks of 7.38caa, 24.25c and 20-7 1/4 (6.28m). She won the MPSF Indoor title in the 55m and was second in the 200m and third in both the long and triple jumps. At the NCAA meet, Glenn finished fifth in the 60m and 10th in the long jump, earning All-America honors in both events. She ran 7.31 in the preliminaries of the 60m, resetting her school indoor record. The sophomore has not slowed a step in the outdoor season, in fact she has been even faster. She won the Texas Relays 100m title in 11.24w, an NCAA automatic qualifying performance. Although her time was wind-aided, it was the fastest run by an American woman in 2000 at the time. The following week, she ran 22.97w at the April 15 UTEP Invitational, another NCAA automatic mark. She set the school 100m record with a wind-legal 11.45 at the ASU-NAU dual meet, and also set a school best in the long jump with a leap of 21-2 3/4 (6.47m), an NCAA automatic qualifier. The sophomore scored 33 points to help the Wildcat women beat Cal, Colorado and Minnesota at the Jim Click Shootout. She won the 100m, 200m and long jump and was third in the triple jump at that meet. Glenn finished third in the 100m (11.30w), 200m (23.23w) and long jump (20-9w/6.32) at the Pac-10 Championships. She added another bronze as the women's 4x100m relay team finished third, as well. Glenn then ran 11.33 in the semifinals of the 100m at the NCAA Championships to set the school record for the fifth time this season. She ran 11.47 in the final to finish fourth and pick up the third All-America honors of her season.
St. Patrick: Junior Patrick Nduwimana was out of action for the indoor season and half of the outdoor season with an Achilies' tendon injury, but he looks to be his old self since his return April 22. Nduwimana finished second at the 1999 NCAA Championships in the 800m and was seventh at the 1998 meet. He also ran at the 1999 World Championships in Spain for his native Burundi and finished fifth in his semifinal heat. He opened competition this year in the 1,500m at the Arizona Elite Classic. He ran 3:45.07, a personal-best in the event and only 0.07 seconds off the NCAA provisional standard. He made his season debut in the 800m at the ASU-NAU dual meet and coasted to an NCAA qualifying time of 1:48.46. Nduwimana won his second straight Pac-10 title, edging UCLA's Jess Strutzel at the finish for the victory. The highlight of his Arizona career came at the 2000 NCAA Outdoor Championships. He entered the meet as the 19th and last qualifier, but finished on top. Nduwimana ran 1:45.08 in the final to outlast Missouri's Derek Peterson, the defending champ, for the title. His time was No. 4 in the world at the time and a school record by almost a second. Nduwimana will compete for Burundi in the Olympics.
Make it a Double: Senior Esko Mikkola exemplified the model student-athlete in his three season at Arizona, competing at the top level in the classroom an on the javelin runway. He won his second NCAA title at the outdoor meet (the other was in 1998) when he threw 238-3 on his first throw of the competitoin. Mikkola has only thrown twice this year, but has won the competitions both years. He threw 238-2 (72.60m) at the UTEP Invitational and 236-6 (72.08m) at the Pac-10 Championships. Battling a chronic back injury, he became the first person to win three straight Pac-10 javelin titles. He finished his career a three-time All-American and Pac-10 Champ with two NCAA titles and was the NCAA runner-up in 1999.
Chasing Amy: Sophomore Tara Chaplin has continued her success from last season when she was a two-time All-America. Chaplin has taken the title of distance king at UA from Wildcat great Amy Skieresz, who won seven NCAA titles and was a 10-time All-American. Chaplin finished fifth in the 5,000m at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Her time of 16:03.21 is a career-best and the best time run by an Arizona athlete, other than Skieresz. Her time is also No. 7 all-time in the Pacific-10 Conference. She ran the No. 4 time in Pac-10 history in the 10,000m at the Mt. SAC Relays. Chaplin was the top collegiate finisher in 33:17.39, an NCAA automatic qualifying time and No. 2 in school history. She also ran an NCAA automatic time of 16:11.73 in the 5,000m at the Cardinal Invitational May 5. At the NCAA meet, Chaplin finished 11th in both the 5,000m and 10,000m. At the Stanford Invitational, Chaplin ran 33:45.64 in the 10,000m. She was fourth in both the 3,000m and 5,000m at the Pac-10 Championships. Last season, she finished 10th in the event (16:25.25), earning All-America honors. She also ran the 3,000m at the meet, finishing 12th (9:37.56). Chaplin continued her strong freshman campaign during the outdoor season, qualifying for the NCAA Outdoor meet in the 5,000m and 10,000m. She placed ninth in the 10,000m (34:52.96), again garnering All-America laurels, and was 15th in the 5,000m (17:01.03). Last season, Chaplin completed a first for a Wildcat freshman, competing in five NCAA Championship events. This year, she also finishing 33rd at the NCAA Cross Country Championships.
Sky High: Senior Jeff Dutoit came up big in the big meets during his Wildcat career, placing in the pole vault at the 1999 and 2000 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships. He cleared an outdoor personal-best of 18-0 1/2 (5.40m) to finish third at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. He cleared the same height to finish eighth at the NCAA Indoor Championships and earn the third All-America honors of his career. He finished third at the 1999 indoor meet with a career-best clearance of 18-2 1/2, tying UA's indoor school record. He then finished tied for seventh at the NCAA Outdoor meet at 16-10 3/4 (5.15m), earning the second All-America honors of his career. He competed at the 1998 NCAA Outdoor Championships, but did not clear a height. This season, Dutoit cleared 17-8 1/2 (5.40m) in Flagstaff, Ariz. to provisionally qualify for the meet. Dutoit ensured a return trip to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, clearing 17-10 1/2 (5.45m) to win the Arizona Elite Classic. Dutoit continued his quality performances the following week, winning the university/college pole vault competition at the Drake Relays. He cleared 17-9 (5.41m), over four inches higher than any other vaulter in the event.
Action Jackson: Senior Carolyn Jackson has been one of the Wildcats' top performers at the national level the last three years. Last season, she earned 400m All-America recognition at the indoor and outdoor championships, finishing eighth at the indoor games and ninth at the outdoor meet. She came through again at the 2000 NCAA Outdoor Championships, finishing fifth in the final. She ran 52.12 in her semifinal, notching her best time of the season. She also earned All-America honors at the 1998 NCAA Outdoor meet, finishing fifth. This season, she ran 53.76 to win the MPSF Championship and qualify for the indoor meet. Jackson ran a career-best 52.10 last May to earn an automatic qualifying mark for the 99 outdoor meet. The time is also No. 2 in school history. At last season's Pacific-10 Conference Championships, however, she severely injured her hamstring and did not advance past the prelims. She battled back, and competed at the NCAA meet, although it was thought impossible. She finished second in her heat, the first and slowest of the championships, and did not advance to the final, but still earned All-America recognition for having the ninth-fastest time. This year, she made up for last year's disappointment at the Pac-10 meet. She won the 400m title in 52.23, her best time of the year and No. 5 in the nation this season. She finished 10th in the preliminaries at the NCAA Indoor Championships, but did not advance to the final. However, she did earn All-America honors. Jackson ran a strong outdoor provisional qualifying time, 52.88, to win the Jim Click Shootout April 1. She improved on that time at the April 15 UTEP Invitational, running 52.58 despite strong winds. She also won the quarter-mile at the ASU-NAU dual meet where she ran 52.48.
Head of the Class: Junior Andrea Neary is not only the team's top pole vaulter, but she is one of the top students at the UA. She has a 4.0 grade point average in physiology and was named the 2000 Raytheon Woman Athlete of the Year for her dedication to the team and her schoolwork. Neary smashed the school record at the April 1 Jim Click Shootout, clearing 13-1 1/2 (4.00m), No. 2 in Pac-10 history and an NCAA automatic qualifying mark. She then cleared that same height to finish sixth in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, earning the first All-America honors of her career. Neary qualified for the indoor meet in the pole vault for the second straight year. She finished 12th in the pole vault at the meet with a mark of 12-3 (3.75m). This season, she set an indoor school record, clearing 12-9 1/2 (3.90m) in Flagstaff, Ariz. to qualifying for the meet. At last year's competition, Neary finished 14th in the event, clearing 11-7 3/4. This season, she finished fourth at the MPSF Championships with a mark of 12-7 1/2 (3.85m). She provisionally qualified for last year's outdoor meet, but did not advance.
Not Beginners' Luck: At this time last season, Keith Varga was the team's top high jumper, just getting his legs back from a two-year Mormon mission. Now, he is an NCAA qualifier in the 400m hurdles. Varga ran the 400m hurdles for the first time at the Willie Williams Classic in March, clocking a time of 51.76, not bad for a beginner. He then dropped his best time by over a second, running 50.70 to set a school record at the Arizona Elite Classic on April 21. His time is also a strong NCAA provisional qualifying performance. Varga also ran 14.13 in the 110m high hurdles, good enough to tie for No. 7 on the school's all-time best chart, at the May 6 ASU-NAU dual meet. He ran his first collegiate 110m hurdle race last year the ASU-NAU-UA triangular meet and later finished 7th in the event at the Pac-10 Championships. At the 2000 Pac-10 Championships, Varga finished seventh in both the 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles.
Pac-10 Honors: Four Arizona athletes were named Pacific-10 Conference Athletes of the Week a total of five times this year, two more than any other Pac-10 team. Brianna Glenn won women's track athlete of the week April 10 after her performance at the Texas Relays. Esko Mikkola won men's field honors after an NCAA automatic qualifying mark at the April 15 UTEP Invitational. Jeff Dutoit won the men's field award May 1 after his pole vault win at the Drake Relays. Carolyn Jackson won for women's track May 8 after running a season-best time at the ASU-NAU meet and running the anchor leg on the school record setting 4x100m relay team. Glenn also won that week for women's field after setting school records in the 100m, long jump and 4x100m relay.
In the Books: Arizona athletes have set several school records already this season. Brianna Glenn set four indoor records (55m, 60m, 200m and long jump). She set two more individual records at the May 6 ASU-NAU dual meet, running the 100m in 11.45 and long jumping 21-2 3/4 (6.47m). Glenn went on to re-set the 100m mark five times throughout the season, her best of 11.33 coming in the NCAA semifinals. The women's 4x100m relay team of Rori Kelly, Glenn, Nicole Thomas and Carolyn Jackson set a school best in 44.74 at the same meet. Andrea Neary set the school indoor record in the pole vault, 12-9 1/2 (3.90m). She then smashed the outdoor record, which she set at 12-7 1/2 (3.85m) earlier in the season, at the April 1 Jim Click Shootout. She cleared 13-1 1/2 (4.00m), good for No. 2 all-time in the Pac-10. Keith Varga set a new standard in the 400m hurdles, clocking a time of 50.70 at the Arizona Elite Classic. The women's sprint medley team of Nicole Thomas, Alexandra Komnos, Liz Giltner and Rori Kelly set a school record at the Drake Relays, running 56.36 seconds to better the mark of 56.51 set in 1994. Senior Patrick Nduwimana ran 1:45.08 to win the NCAA 800m title, besting his own school record by almost a second.
Rewind: Arizona hosted one last tune-up, the May 13 Wildcat Qualifier, before heading to Oregon for the conference championships. The Wildcats had only one new qualifying mark, as senior Jeremy Lyon ran a huge PR in the 800m, 1:50.01. He is also No. 1 in the conference in the 3,000m steeplechase. Sophomore Nicole Kraus threw a PR in the hammer throw (168-10/51.46m)... Arizona beat Arizona State and Northern Arizona soundly in dual meet competition May 6 at Drachman Stadium. The Wildcat men beat ASU, 108-104, and NAU, 117-86. The UA women topped the Sun Devils, 103-80, and the Lumberjacks, 115-60. The Wildcat women set three school records at the meet. Brianna Glenn set two more individual records, running the 100m in 11.45 and long jumping 21-2 3/4 (6.47m). The women's 4x100m relay team of Rori Kelly, Glenn, Nicole Thomas and Carolyn Jackson set a school best in 44.74. On the men's side, Mike Kenyon won the 400m in 45.78, the No. 2 time in school history and an NCAA qualifier. Patrick Nduwimana debuted in the 800m with an NCAA qualifier of 1:48.56... Several Arizona athletes competed at the Drake Relays, April 28-29, in individual and relay events. Senior Jeff Dutoit won the university/college pole vault competition with a clearance of 17-9 (5.41m), his second-best mark of the year. The women's shuttle hurdle relay team Nicole Thomas, Alexandra Komnos, Liz Giltner and Rori Kelly finished third in a school record time of 56.36, eclipsing the 1994 mark of 56.51. The women's sprint medley relay team of Kelly, Brianna Glenn, Carolyn Jackson and Cara Cline and the men's distance medley relay of Chris Schaefer, Mike Kenyon, Mike White and Micheil Jones both also finished third at the relays... The Wildcats completed a successful competition at the Arizona Elite Classic, April 21-22, with several qualifying marks. Jeff Dutoit cleared 17-10 1/2 (5.45m) in the pole vault, and Nicole Thomas ran 58.25 second in the women's 400m hurdles, both NCAA provisional performances. Keith Varga set a school record, clocking a time of 50.70 in the 400m hurdles, another NCAA provisional time. Patrick Nduwimana competed for the first time this season and won the invitational 1,500m in 3:45.07, a personal-best time and 0.07 seconds off the NCAA provisional standard... The Wildcats picked up three NCAA automatic qualifying marks the weekend of April 14-15 at the Mt. SAC Relays and the UTEP Invitational. Tara Chaplin was the top collegiate finisher in the women's 10,000m, running 33:17.39, the No. 2 time in school history. Brianna Glenn ran a wind-aided 22.97 in the 200m at the UTEP meet, the top collegiate time there. Esko Mikkola competed for the first time this season and picked up an NCAA automatic qualifying mark of 238-2 to win the UTEP javelin title... Arizona competed at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas April 6-8 with solid results. Sophomore Brianna Glenn continued her superstar year, running a wind-aided 11.24 to take home the 100m title. Her time was an NCAA automatic qualifying performance, as well. Senior Rori Kelly matched her season best in the 100m high hurdles, running 13.84, and freshman Alexandra Komnos ran a season-best of 13.87... The Arizona men and women swept the team titles over Cal, Colorado and Minnesota at the April 1 Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Ariz. Arizona's men scored 215 points, while the women scored 202. The Wildcats won 20 events at the meet, cruising to easy wins. Junior Andrea Neary set a school record in the pole vault, clearing 13-1 1/2 (4.00m), an NCAA automatic qualifying mark. Senior Carolyn Jackson ran the Wildcats' other NCAA qualifying mark of the day, 52.88, a provisional mark in the 400m. Sophomore Brianna Glenn won the 100m, 200m and long jump and finished third in the triple jump, scoring 33 points for the Wildcats. On the men's side, juniors Keith Varga and Mike Kenyon both won two events at the meet. Varga won the 110m high hurdles in 14.24, the No. 10 time in school history, and the 400m hurdles (52.15). Kenyon won the 200m (21.37) and 400m (46.48). His 400m time is No. 4 in UA history. Sophomore Richard Legarra scored 20 points for the men, winning the discus and finishing second in the shot and sixth in the hammer... Seven Wildcat distance runners competed at the Stanford Invitational, March 25-26, and four finished with NCAA qualifying marks. Tara Chaplin was the second collegiate finisher in the women's 10,000m (33:45.64), earning an NCAA auto mark. Her time is No. 2 in UA history and No. 7 in Pac-10 history. Jeremy Lyon finished third in the 3,000m steeplechase, running a strong NCAA provisional time (8:47.91) in the process. Mike Cramer and Katrin Engelen ran NCAA provisional times in the men's and women's 10,000m, 29:46.16 and 34:37.65, respectively. Three Wildcat throwers competed at the UC-San Diego Open, each coming away with at least one PR. Richard Legarra threw 188-10 (57.56m) in the discus, a personal best, NCAA provisional mark and No. 6 all-time at Arizona. Mandy Shefman threw two outdoor personal bests, 47-5 1/4 (14.46m