April 11, 2004
TEMPE, Ariz. - Sophomore Wil Fitts ran a regional qualifying and personal best time of 1:47.80 in the 800 meters to finish third and lower his personal best for the fourth straight meet to highlight the Bears in action Saturday at the Sun Angel Classic at Sun Angel Stadium.
Sophomore Jeremy Wariner, the indoor national champion in the 400 meters, clocked a regional qualifying time of 45.21 to take first in the event, then ran a regional qualifying time of 20.87 in the 200 meters. The meet marked the first time all outdoor season Wariner has run either open event.
Freshman Brittany Brockman won the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:59.02, while sophomore Angela Marvin finished fifth at 17:41.72. In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, junior Jessa Chance finished second (10:48.15) and freshman Monique Ortega finished third (10:50.42), both with regional qualifying times.
Junior Lakadron Ivery recorded a regional qualifying time of 23.65 to finish second in the 200 meters, while sophomore Marquisha Sefas finished fourth at 24.06. Ivery then posted a regional qualifying mark of 6.03 (19-9 ?) in the long jump.
Junior April Holliness finished second in the long jump with a regional qualifying mark of 6.15 (20-2 ?), then finished second in the triple jump at 12.17 (39-11 ?). Assistant coach Stacey Smith, the U.S. record holder in the triple jump, had a leap of 12.81 (42-0 ?).
Sophomore Janelle Mulkey finished third in the 100-meter hurdles at 14.06, while sophomore Mary Pearce took sixth in the 800 meters at 2:12.59. Junior Danielle Myricks finished third at 58.79, while freshman Rena Napoleon finished fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 54.91.
The Bears return to action when they host the Michael Johnson Classic Friday and Saturday at the Hart-Patterson Track & Field Complex.