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Arizona track wins 13 events at Jim Click Shootout

The Arizona track and field team came out on top of the Jim Click Shootout this weekend, held at Roy P. Drachman Stadium.

The event was scored using a conference-against-conference format, and Arizona helped lead the Pac-12 to victory over the Big Ten and the ACC.

“This meet definitely showed what we are capable of doing,” head coach Fred Harvey said.

Arizona won 13 individual events and junior hurdler Georganne Moline dominated the 400-meter event with a time of 56.02 seconds — a new school record and the top time in the country for the year. This was Moline’s debut on the hurdles after sitting for a year with a torn PCL.

“She’s had great training but she’s had some really bad breaks as we’ve gone through her last three years,” Harvey said. “To watch her go today was such a satisfying moment because we’ve always known she had that type of ability. I’m ecstatic with where she’s at.”

Brigetta Barrett looked as comfortable as ever in the high jump event, clearing 1.94 meters — good for first place in the event and also setting the top national mark this year.

“I was really focused,” Barrett said. “I felt really relaxed and just prepared to do what I know I have the ability to do.”

Runners Elizabeth Apgar and Elvin Kibet battled for first place in the 1,500 meter run. Apgar took the race with a time 4:29.22 and Kibet came in a close second with a new personal best of 4:29.26.

Kibet also set a new personal best in the 800-meter race with a time of 2:14.86, good for fifth place. Junior Jen Bergman won the women’s 3,000 meter race and senior Echos Blevins took first in the 400-meter race, while junior Alyssa Hasslen won the shot-put event.

On the men’s side, junior high jumpers Edgar Rivera-Morales and Nick Ross took first and second place. Junior Tyler Johnson won the men’s hammer throw with a toss of 61.98 meters. Senior runner Stephen Sambu won the 1,500-meter race and sophomore Lawi Lalang followed with a win in the 800-meter.

“We had athletes really stepping up and showing that they’re capable of being competitive with the best people in the country,” Harvey said.

Harvey also announced the decision to redshirt leading women’s shot-putter Julie Labonte for the outdoor season.

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