This week's meet: The Stanford men's and women's track and field teams will be competing in the MPSF Championships on Feb. 25-26 in Reno, Nevada. The MPSF field consists of men's and women's teams from the Pac-10, Big West, Mountain West, WAC, West Coast, Big 12 and Big Sky Conferences.
The Women's 2000 Season: The 2000 indoor season is proving to be a good one for Cardinal Track and Field. After four meets, the women's squad has nine 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 of Sally Glynn, Robyn Woolfolk, Lindsey Hyatt and Lauren Fleshman, broke the school record, set last year at 11:18.28, with a time of 11:18.00, which is an NCAA automatic qualifying time. Other athletes to automatically qualify 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. 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 16:47.60 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). Senior thrower Maureen Onyeagbako provisionally qualified in the 20-pound weight throw with a mark of 17.75m (58-03) at the Tyson Invitational on Feb. 11 at Arkansas. At the same meet, Katie Hotchkiss provisionally qualified in the mile with a time of 4:49.54, and Jayna Smith ran a provisional qualifying time in the 400 of 54.44, which is also a new school record.
Women's NCAA QualifiersProvisional Name Event Time Jayna Smith 400 54.44 Lindsay Hyatt 800 2:07.80 Katie Hotchkiss Mile 4:49.54 Sally Glynn Mile 4:49.56 Caroline Annis 5000 16:47.60 Mariel Ettinger 5000 16:50.39 Maureen Onyeagbako WT 17.75m (58-03) Kathleen Donoghue PV 3.82m (12-6 1/4) Melissa Feinstein PV 3.70m (12-1 1/2) Automatic Name Event Time DMR (Glynn, Woolfolk, 11:18.00 Hyatt, Fleshman) Lauren Fleshman 3000 9:23.23 Erin Sullivan 3000 9:24.52
The Cardinal in MPSF: The women have a strong showing among the top marks in the MPSF this season. A Cardinal is present in the top 5 of every event 400 meters and above. In the 400, Jayna Smith's time of 54.44 is third. Lindsay Hyatt and Maurica Carlucci lead the MPSF in the 800m at second (2:07.80) and third (2:10.82), respectivly. Katie Hotchkiss is fourth in the mile with a time of 4:49.54, and Sally Glynn is fifth with a time of 4:49.56. Stanford has three athletes in the top five in the 3000m, with Lauren Fleshman leading the conference with an automatic qualifying time of 9:23.23, Erin Sullivan in second (9:24.52) and Sally Glynn fourth (9:31.98). There are also three Cardinal athletes in the top five in the 5000m, with Caroline Annis second in the MPSF with a time of 16:47.60, Mariel Ettinger in third (16:50.39) and Laura Turner in fourth (17:05.94). Stanford also leads the conference in the distance medley relay with a school-record 11:18. On the field, Julie Tinker is sixth in the triple jump and 11th in the long jump. Kathleen Donoghue is eighth and Melissa Feinstein is 11th on the pole vault. In the weight throw, Maureen Onyeagbako is fifth and Summer Pierson is seventh.
The Men's 2000 Season: The men's squad is off to a good start in the 2000 season, with 10 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. Senior Brent Hauser automatically qualified 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). At the Tyson Invitational in Arkansas on Feb. 11, three Cardinal distance runner provisionally qualified for the NCAA Tournament in the 3000m. Brent Hauser ran a time of 7:59.10, Jonathon Riley recorded an 8:01.07 and Jason Balkman turned in an 8:03.31. In the 5000, Thomas Murley recorded a provisional qualifying time of 14:10.01. At the Tyson Invitational, the distance medley relay team of Gabe Jennings, Evan Kelty, Michael Stember and Jonathon Riley broke the American Collegiate Indoor record with a time of 9:30.19, which is also an NCAA automatic qualifying time.
Men's NCAA QualifiersProvisional Name Event Time Jonathan Stevens 800 1:50.09 Brent Hauser 3000 7:59.10 Jonathon Riley 3000 8:01.07 Jason Balkman 3000 8:03.13 Gabe Jennings 3000 8:03.31 Jason Balkman 5000 14:06.82 Louis Luchini 5000 14:08.37 Thomas Murley 5000 14:10.01 Don Conrad 5000 14:13.42 Toby Stevenson PV 5.40 (17-8 1/2) Automatic Name Event Time DMR (Jennings, Kelty, 9:30.19 Stember, Riley) Michael Stember Mile 3:58.40 Brent Hauser 5000 13:54.03
Cardinal in the MPSF: Stanford leads the MPSF in the 800, mile, 3000, 5000 and distance medley relay. In the 3000, Cardinal athletes are ranked 1-4 and in the 5000, Stanford boasts the top five runners. In both the 3000 and 5000, Brent Hauser leads the conference. Michael Stember's school record time in the mile also leads the MPSF, and Jonathan Stevens, Gabe Jennings and Ryan Carroll lead the 800m ranked one, two and three respectivley. On the field, senior Toby Stevenson leads the MPSF on the pole vault with a mark of 5.40m (17-8 1/2). Todd Beyerlein is ranked second on the high jump and Chris Sprague is fifth in the shot put.