Feb. 10, 2000
This week's meet: The Stanford men's and women's track and field teams will be competing in Arkansas this weekend in the Tyson Golden Spikes Invitational Friday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 12. The NCAA Indoor Championships will be held at the University of Arkansas on March 10 and 11.
The Women's 2000 Season: The 2000 indoor season is shaping up to be a good one for Cardinal Track and Field. After only three meets, the women's squad has six provisional and three automatic qualifiers to the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas in March. At the Terrier Classic at Boston University on Jan. 30, the women's distance medley relay team broke the school record, set last year at 11:18.28, with a time of 11:08.00, which is an NCAA automatic qualifying time. Other athletes to automatically qualify in Boston include sophomore Lauren Fleshman with a time of 9:23.23 and freshman Erin Sullivan with a time of 9:24.52 in the 3000m. Fleshman and Sullivan's times lead the MPSF Conference. Provisional qualifyers include freshman Lindsay Hyatt, who ran a 2:08.59 in the 800m, junior Sally Glenn who turned in a time of 2:08.59 in the mile, sophomore Caroline Annis with a time of 15:47.60 and freshman Mariel Ettinger with a time of 16:50.39 in the 5000m. At the Air Force Quadrangular on Feb. 5, freshman Kathleen Donoghue turned in a provisional qualfying mark of 3.82m (12-6 1/4) in the pole vault, and junior Melissa Feinstein proviaionally qualified in the vault with a mark of 3.7m (12-1 1/2). Lindsay Hyatt's time in the 800m of 2:08.59 leads the the MPSF Conference, as does junior Wilsa Charles' time of 7.71 in the 60m dash.
The Men's 2000 Season: The men's squad is off to a good start in the 2000 season, with six provisional and three automatic qualifiers to the NCAA Indoor Championships. At Boston on Jan. 29, junior Michael Stember broke the school record in the mile, previously held at 3:58.57, with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:58.40. The men's distance medley relay team turned in an automatic qualifying time of 9:37.09, and senior Brent Hauser automatically qualified to the NCAA in the 5000 with a time of 13:54.03. Provisional qualifiers at Boston include freshman Jonathan Stevens, who ran a 1:50.09 in the 800m, sophomore Gabe Jennings with a time of 8:03.31 in the 3000m, and three runners in the 5000m, senior Jason Balkman (14:06.82), freshman Louis Luchini (14:08.37), and senior Donald Conrad (14:13.42.) At the Air Force Quadrangular on Feb. 5, senior Toby Stevenson turned in a provisional qualifying mark in the pole vault of 5.40m (17-08 1/2). The men's squad leads the MPSF Conference in five events, with Michael Stember's mile time of 3:58.40 leading the way by seven seconds, and Gabe Jennings in the 3000 leading teammate Steve Loughlin by 17 seconds. Junior sprinter and hurdler Michael Harte leads the MPSF in the 60m high hurdles with a time of 8.23.