Archive for March, 2007

2007 Arizona State Clif Bar Invitational

Monday, March 26th, 2007

The Sun Devil track and field teams hosted the Arizona State Clif Bar Invitational, on an overcast Saturday afternoon / evening, March 24. Nineteen schools and dozens of unattached athletes participated, from all parts of the country, including Ashland (Ohio), BYU, Dartmouth, Kent State, Manhattan, Michigan (women only), Missouri, Northern Arizona, Notre Dame, Ohio State (men only), Oregon, Purdue, Texas-San Antonio (men only), UC Davis, UNLV (women only), Washington, Wyoming and Xavier (Ohio).

It was a homecoming of sorts for a number of out-of-state athletes that have connections to the Valley, including Purdue distance runner Kristin Phillips (Mountain Pointe) and Trisha Rasmussen of the University of Washington (Mountain Ridge), who both competed in the same heat of the women’s 1500 meter run.

Meet records were shattered in several events, by Tiffany Ofili (Michigan) and Jacquelyn Johnson (ASU) in the 100 meter hurdles; Lopez Lomong (NAU), Aaron Aguayo (ASU), and Kyle Alcorn (ASU) in the 1500 meter run; Katie Erdman (Michigan) and Trisa Nickoley (Missouri) in the 800 meter run, Latosha Wallace (ASU) in the 400 meter hurdles; the Michigan foursome of Nicole Edwards, Anna Willard, Erin Webster, and Rebecca Walter in the 3000 meter run; Tyson David (Central Arizona College), Mark Korir (Wyoming), Roger Cahill (ASU graduate), and John Ealy (Ohio State) in the men’s 3000 meter run; and the women’s 4 x 400 meter relay teams from ASU, an all-star post collegiate team that included Olympic gold medalist Veronica Campbell, and Michigan.

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Lopez Lomong set a meet record in the 1500 meter run

Spring Training 2007

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Besides the NCAA basketball tournament, Arizona sports fans during the month of March have a chance to enjoy Cactus League baseball. As luck would have it, Arizona’s normally sunny spring weather took a vacation during my only opportunity to watch a Spring Training game this year, but the game was fun while it lasted…

Spring Training 2007 Photo Gallery

Spring Training 2007

2007 Baldy Castillo Invitational

Monday, March 19th, 2007

One week after the ASU women’s track and field team captured the 2007 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship, the Sun Devil men’s and women’s teams opened the 2007 outdoor season, by hosting the Baldy Castillo Invitational in Tempe. Track fans had a chance to see multiple All-American distance runner Amy Hastings test her sprint speed in the 4 x 400 meter relay.

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Multiple All-American Amy Hastings in the 4x400 meter Relay

Santa Fe, NM

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

Santa Fe is the only city in the U.S. to receive designation as a UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific Cultural Organization) Creative City. It’s a city of artists and healers, outstanding restaurants, and great photo opportunities…

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San Miguel Mission