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By R.P. Parsons

Arizona Summer Wildcat

University of Arizona Senior Martin Keino won the 5,000-meter race at the NCAA Track and Field Championships with time of 14:36:78. The event was held from May 31 to June 3 in Knoxville, Tenn.

Keino, who won three Pac-10 championship titles this year, went into the final undefeated in the 5,000. He outkicked second place finisher Mark Carroll of Oklahoma St. to win his first NCAA Track and Field title.

Senior David Loshonkohl finished sixth in the men's hammer throw with a throw of 226'-0.

Arizona golfer Ted Purdy finished tied for second at the NCAA men's Golf Championships held May 31-June 3 in Columbus, Ohio.

Purdy's four-round score was 284.

Arizona junior baseball player Scott Kidd was named to the All-Pac-10 team in May. Kidd, a designated hitter and second baseman, finished the season with a .358 batting average.

Jeff Gjerde and Menno Wickey both made Honorable Mention, as did freshmen Diego Rico and Jake Thrower.

By Brandi Simpson

Arizona Summer Wildcat

It was a hot weekend for the Hillenbrand of Tucson Swim Team, both in and out of the water.

Comprised of more than half of the University of Arizona swim team, Hillenbrand dominated the pool at the Arizona Swim Coaches Association meet in Tempe, May 27-29.

Team stand-outs for the weekend were Olympian Crissy Leighton and UA swimmer Chad Carvin, said UA Assistant Coach Mariusz Podkoscielny.

Finishing with the twelfth-best time in the world for 1995, Leighton swam the 100 meter Butterfly in 1:01.8.

In the same event, Leighton also beat the qualifying time for Olympic trial cuts. It was her first swim meet since the 1992 Olympics.

"If it were ever a question that her (Leighton) comeback was for real, she proved it in Tempe," Podkoscielny said.

Carvin finished first in four out of the five races he competed in.

Hillenbrand competed against other swim clubs from California, New Mexico and Arizona.

"We did surprisingly well for this time of year," Podkoscielny said.

The Hillenbrand of Tucson swim team will host the Southwest Invitational, one of the largest summer meets in Southern Arizona, June 22-25.

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