By Drew Sibr

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Poor weather conditions in Colorado last weekend allowed the Arizona track and field teams a weekend of needed rest. Tomorrow and Sunday, the UA men and women will compete in the Mount San Antonio College Relays in Walnut, Calif.

Over 30 athletes will represent the UA in the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays, which will feature more than 12,000 athletes from over 100 colleges and universities competing alongside a host of world-class and Olympic athletes.

The Wildcats were scheduled to compete in a four-way meet at the University of Colorado with the Buffaloes, Kansas State and Air Force Academy, but did not make the trip because of poor weather conditions in Boulder.

"Mt. SAC is a huge meet that our team always enjoys competing in," UA coach Dave Murray said. "We need to continue getting our Pac-10 marks out of the way now and this is an excellent meet to do it."

Twenty-one Wildcats already have qualified for the Pac-10 Championships May 20-21 in Pullman, Wash.

In addition, three Wildcats have reached automatic qualifying standards for the NCAA Outdoor Championships June 1-4 in Boise, Idaho.

UA juniors David Loshonkohl (hammer throw), Karen Bennett (800 meters) and Oleg Krichenko (javelin) are scheduled to appear in Boise, and eight Wildcats hold provisional NCAA marks.

Arizona runners will compete tonight in the distance carnival and tomorrow night in the distance medley.

Field events will take place Sunday during the open and collegiate competition.

NCAA women's 5,000-meter champion Brenda Sleeuwenhoek will run the 5,000 meters tonight with teammate Susan Castruita. Jeff Haynes and Margarito Casillas will represent the men in that event.

Wildcats Billy Borkus and Jonathon Pillow will compete in the steeplechase and Kirk Bronader, Art Jimenez and Lisa Quaintance will run the 10,000. Read Next Article