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By Staff & Wire Reports
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday March 27, 2003

Heptathlete takes second place at ╬Wildcat' track meet

The University of Arizona's Amanda Underwood finished second in the heptathlon at the Mike Maynard Wildcat Combined Events meet.

Underwood held on to her second-place standing and finished with 4,409 points to earn a spot in the field at the Pac-10 Combined Championships. Reidun Dailey of Western State was first with 4,836 points, and her teammate, Lindsay Yost, was third with 4,330 points.

In the final three events of the competition, Underwood had several great performances. In the long jump, she finished with a leap of 16 feet, 1.75 inches (4.92m).

The jump was a new personal best for her. Underwood had the second-best throw in the javelin, with a mark of 110-10 (33.78m). In the final event, the 800 meter, she finished with a time of 2:42.30, which sealed her bid to the Pac-10 Combined Championships. Her point total was also a new personal record.

The men's and women's track and field teams will be back in action at the Jim Click Shootout on Saturday, March 29.

Women's hoops roster down one after Roberson's dismissal

The women's basketball team lost its second player this season, when sophomore forward Robin Roberson left the team earlier this week.

Assistant head coach Denise Dove Ianello said, "She has left the team, and that is all I can say."

Roberson missed the team's trip to Manhattan, Kan., last week for the first round of the NCAA tournament. She forgot her identification card and was unable to board the plane.

Roberson was a key player off the bench this season for Wildcats, playing in 26 games, including one start. In her time, Roberson averaged 3 points and 2.3 rebounds a contest and was expect to challenge for a starting spot next season with the departure of senior forward Krista Warren.

The team had planned on red-shirting Roberson this season, but when junior guard Candice Allen left the team earlier in the year she was activated.

Roberson is expected to finish out the semester at UA, but will be looking for a school to transfer to next school year. Because of NCAA rules, she would have to sit out an entire year if she transferred to another school.


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