Keino leads UA cross country to NCAA championships

Arizona Daily Wildcat

CROSS COUNTRY

Martin Keino has done just about everything this year as a senior on Arizona's cross country team.

He has won five of the six races he has competed in and captured both the Pacific 10 Conference and the District VIII championships.

This morning he will try for the ultimate the NCAA championship.

The No. 6 UA men's team and the No. 10 women are in Fayetteville, Ark., for the championships.

Keino finished fourth at the NCAAs as a sophomore and redshirted last season.

Freshman Bob Keino, Martin's brother, sophomore Margarito Casillas, Bryan Winter and Jon Pillow lead the men. The women are led by Suzanne Castruita, Jennifer Bovee, Lisa Quaintance and Ann Colonna.

Murray thinks his men can finish in the top five and the women can make the top 10 to 12.

SWIMMING

The UA women's swimming team lost to UCLA 188-110 on Friday in a dual meet in Los Angeles.

Senior All-American Liz Scholzen, junior All-American Becky Gumpert and freshman Heather Bransetter were the only Wildcats to win events.

Both the Arizona men and women lost to Southern Cal on Thursday to open the Pac-10 season.

CLUB HOCKEY

The Arizona club hockey team (9-0) played its best overall game of the season again Colorado State Friday night, putting on a dominating show of force and agility from start to finish in a 7-1 victory.

Saturday, the Icecats again were almost flawless, as Steve Hutchings had six goals and three assists while goaltender Dennis Hands allowed just two goals in an 11-2 win.

Said Hutchings: "Sometimes you just get a knack for where you have to be and what you have to do. Tonight was one of those nights for me."

CLUB SOCCER

The Arizona men's club soccer team was eliminated from the national club tournament at the Cave Creek Sports Complex in Phoenix on Friday after a 5-2 loss to Colorado State in the quarterfinal.

In round-robin play Thursday, Arizona beat Illinois 2-0, lost to Texas 4-1 and beat Wisconsin-Steven's Point 2-0.

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