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    “Cheseret competes in first outdoor 10,000m”

    The No. 6 Arizona men’s and unranked women’s track and field teams continued their outdoor season success as they split this weekend’s meets between La Jolla, Calif., and Eugene, Ore.

    At the Oregon Invitational, senior All-American distance runner Robert Cheseret led the Wildcats in his first outdoor 10,000-meter event of the season.

    Cheseret placed third in the race with a regional-qualifying time of 28.46.07. His time is the ninth fastest this season.

    Cheseret said he was just pleased he performed better than at last week’s meet at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif.

    Cheseret finished the 5,000m race with a time of 13:48.95 and did not place in the event last week.

    “”Compared to last week, I was happy,”” Cheseret said. “”I am coming back to where I am supposed to be.””

    In the men’s 3,000m steeplechase, sophomore distance runner Mohamed Trafeh also placed third with a regional-qualifying time of 9:05.39.

    On the women’s side, distance freshman Mackenzie Edwards finished the 1,500m in a personal-best time of 4:28.93.

    Meanwhile, in California, the Wildcats continued their dominance at the Triton Invitational as freshman jumper Jordan Powell won his respective event.

    Powell led the Wildcats by winning the long jump competition with a personal-best, regional-qualifying distance of 7.56m. His jump ranks 18th in the NCAA this season.

    On the throwing side, the power duo of junior Adam Kuehl and senior Sean Shields did not disappoint in the men’s discus competition.

    Kuehl placed seventh in the competition with a throw of 57.87m, while Shields took 11th place with his mark of 57.52m.

    On the women’s side, senior thrower Rachel Varner placed sixth in the women’s discus with her throw of 54.15m.

    In the men’s shot put, junior thrower Jarred Sola excelled with his eighth-place throw of 17.21m.

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