Top Marks in a Trio of Meets

PROVO -- The men and women's track teams scattered this weekend for meets across the west. The athletes represented well as they took on the nations best -- including members of the powerful PAC-10 -- Friday at Mesa Community College and Saturday both at Arizona State University and Berkley, Calif.

Friday's competition at Riggs Stadium in Mesa, Ariz. was almost completely dominated by the Cougars as most athletes placed well within the top five in each event.

The highlight of the day could quite possibly be the domination by the men and women's team members in the 400m-hurdles. Junior Jennifer Rockwell-Grossarth won the finals after finishing the hurdle course in 1:01.11 to break the school record of 1:02.17 set by Kisha Smith of Lake Jensen in 2002.

On the men's side, the middle distances stole the 800 meter run taking three of four top finishes, including Greg Flint's first-place run of 51.91 to qualify for NCAA regionals.

Also taking first places for the team was Matt Adams in the 1500-meter with a time of 3:54.50, Rodrigo Mendes in the long jump with a distance of 23-04.00 (7.11m), Niklas Arrhenius in the discus throw inching closer and closer to his all-time personal record with his throw of 196-03 (59.82m) and Trent Powell and Robison Pratt in the pole vault taking first and second respectively with vaults of 17-08.50 (5.40m) and 17-04.50 (5.30m).

Saturday's competition for both the men and the women proved to be good.

Women at the 2004 Brutus Hamilton Invitational in Berkley, Calif. held with the competition as they performed against the top ranks of the PAC-10's California, Washington and Stanford.

First place finishes were brought in by high jumper Lindsey Metcalf with her jump of 5-08.75 (1.75m) and Kamila Rywelska in the triple jump with her distance of 43-01.50 (13.14m).

Other top finishers for the Cougars were freshman Amy Menlove, Lindsey Sommer and Liis Berendsen.

Results for the ASU 25th annual Sun Angles Invitational at the Sun Angels Stadium were not yet in, but will be updated on www.byucougars.com as soon as provided.

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