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Two UA runners earn Pac-10 honors

The Arizona men’s and women’s track and field teams earned two more awards this week. Freshman Lawi Lalang was named the Pacific 10 Conference men’s Track Athlete of the Week and Brigetta Barrett won the Pac-10 women’s Field Athlete of the Week.

Barrett leaped to 1.90m in the high jump during the weekend at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. That measurement, a season high, gave her the top mark among all women high jumpers in the NCAA so far this season.

Lalang’s weekend was equally impressive, finishing the 5,000m race in just 13:34.62 — the third fastest time in Wildcat history.

Several other Wildcats also had impressive finishes at the Relays.

A pair of senior runners for the women’s team set career best times. Christina Rodgers finished the 800m dash in 2:03.93, coming within a second of the school record. LaTisha Holden’s 13.28-second finish in the 100m hurdles was the fourth-best finish in Wildcat history. Holden later set another top-10 mark in school history when she, Tamara Pridgett and Germe Poston finished the 4x100m in 45.11 seconds.

On the men’s side, Edgar Rivera-Morales finished with a 2.28m jump in the men’s high jump event, a career best. Fellow Wildcat Nick Ross finished right behind him with a jump of 2.20m.

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