By Drew Sibr
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Arizona senior Brenda Sleeuwenhoek, the reigning NCAA women's indoor 5,000-meter champion, recorded the fastest collegiate time this year in that event to lead the UA track and field team at last weekend's Mount San Antonio College Relays in Walnut, Calif.
Sleeuwenhoek, a senior from Stolwyk, Holland, finished in 16 minutes, 4.71 seconds to win the 5,000 meters. She now has the fastest time recorded outdoors by a collegian this season and an automatic qualifying time for the NCAA outdoor championships June 1-4 in Boise, Idaho.
The Mt. SAC Relays featured more than 12,000 athletes from over 100 colleges competing alongside world-class and Olympic athletes. Over 30 Arizona athletes competed Friday through Sunday in the week-long meet.
Kayla Montgomery won the triple jump with a jump of 42 feet, 5 1/2 inches. The mark is a provisional qualifier for the NCAAs.
Anson Watts and Aaron Corcorran also achieved career bests in their events to secure invitations to the NCAAs. Watts finished third in the 400-meter hurdles in 51.27, while Corcorran's throw of 195-3 is also a provisional qualifier for the NCAAs.