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Glenn shines in the Lone Star state

By Chris Martin
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
April 10, 2000
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In one of the most prestigious meets in collegiate track and field - the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays - UA sophomore Brianna Glenn proved onced again that she is one of the rising stars in track and field.

Glenn won a wind aided 100-meter dash and set a Mike A. Myers Stadium record with a time of 11.24 seconds.

"Definitely the most outstanding performance was Briana Glenn running a 10.24," UA head coach Dave Murray said. "It was a really outstanding field."

The time is a NCAA and U.S. Olympic trials qualifying time and was the fastest ever ran by an Arizona athlete.

Unfortuanately for Glenn the mark will not count as a UA record because the wind (+2.8 meters per second) was more than the legal limit for record purposes.

Glenn's time was also the fastest ran in collegiate track this season and the seventh fastest wind aided time in Pacific 10 Conference history.

"I knew it was going to happen, it just happened sooner than I expected," said Glenn of her record breaking performance. "It definitely gave me a lot of confidence knowing that I can run with anyone in the country."

Also placing highly for the Wildcats was the women's 4x100m relay team of Glenn, seniors Rori Kelly, Nicole Thomas and Carolyn Jackson.

The team ran a 45.42, which was good enough for a sixth place finish.

"We ran well and we went to the finals and that was our goal," Glenn said.

Junior Andrea Neary captured fourth place with a pole vault of 12-7.

On the men's side for Arizona, the distance teams had the most success as the 4x1500m relay team placed third and the distance medley relay team finished in fourth.

The distance medley relay team of junior Tom Prindiville and Mike Kenyon, senior Mike White and graduate student Chris Schaefer ran an impressive time of 9:55.83.

"Overall I was happy with a third place finish," Schaefer said. "It was really, really windy out there and it was pretty clear to me that we weren't going to win it."

Prindville and Schaefer also ran with sophomore Steve Smith and senior Jeremy Lyon in the 4x1500m relay as the team barely missed out on a second place finish with a time of 15:39.41 which was just behind Kansas' time of 15:39.23.

Lyon sparked the team's strong finish as he got Arizona back amongst the leaders of the relay after the Wildcats had trailed early on in the race.

"Jeremy Lyon ran an awesome leg for us, he got us back into it," Schaefer said.

In the javelin throw, junior Ola Larsen threw a distance of 228-7 feet and captured fourth place.

"I thought we had a very good effort," Murray said. "Overall, I thought we had a good solid team performance."

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