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UA track records fall

By Brian Wahlund
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 22, 1999
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Four new school records were set by UA track and field athletes at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships in Reno, Nev., Friday and Saturday.

A UA women's squad, weakened by sickness and injury, still placed a strong second out of 14 teams, while the men turned in a sixth-place finish.

"Overall we had a good meet," UA head coach Dave Murray said. "We did very well on the women's side and we had some good performances on the men's side but we just didn't score as well."

UA won the men's long distance medley in a school record 9 minutes, 46.75 seconds. Micheil Jones, Matt Lea, Patrick Nduwimana and Abdi Abdirahman combined to shatter the old record by 15 seconds.

Freshmen Brianna Glenn set two school records in the 200-meters with a time of 24.29 seconds and in the 55m with a time of 6.89.

Maureen Griffin's toss in the 20-pound weight throw of 62-feet-1 1/4 accounted for UA's fourth new school record, and was also good enough for a new junior national record.

- Brian Wahlund