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Arizona women’s track finishes 13th at nationals

The Arizona women’s track and field team posted its best finish since 2001, finishing 13th place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday.

Five athletes finished with All-American accolades: senior high jumper Liz Patterson, freshman Brigetta Barrett, junior Christina Rodgers, freshman Julie Labonte and freshman high jumper Nick Ross.

Sophomore Hannah Moen was the only athlete to compete on the final day, finishing 14th in women’s steeplechase.

Texas A&M ended up winning both men’s and women’s overall team titles.

Men’s hoops to play in Las Vegas Invitational

Arizona men’s basketball will join several teams in the 10th annual Las Vegas Invitational tournament.

The most notable game will be against the Kansas Jayhawks on Nov. 27 at the Orleans Arena in the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The Jayhawks are the tournament’s defending champion, and are ranked No. 7 in 2010-11 preseason polls. The last time the two teams met, the Wildcats defeated the Jayhawks 84-67 at McKale Center in the 2008-09 season.

Arizona softball finishes second in final polls

Arizona softball came in second in the USA Today/NFCA poll and the ESPN.com/USA poll for softball after finishing as the runner-up in the Women’s College World Series.

The UA returns eight starters and is expected to be highly ranked to start the 2011 season.

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