The Arizona State men and women will look to keep their winning streaks against their in-state rivals alive this weekend.
Three NCAA individual titles were won
Kyle Alcorn became the first ASU Olympian in the steeplechase last month.
Numerous Sun Devils advanced to the finals of their respective events after an action-filled day at the U.S. Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore.
The Arizona State track and field distance program was well-represented at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Monday.
Kyle Alcorn ASU photo gallery
ASU track and field was represented by 20 current and former athletes in Eugene
Images from the 2008 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships (by Alex Ryan)
--ASU alum Kyle Alcorn living out his Olympic Dream (Pros2Preps.com/July 11, 2012)
Arizona State: Earned his first All-America honor on the track by placing seventh in the 3,000m steeplechase with the second-fastest time in school history (8:35.71)... ranks eighth outdoors in the 5,000m run (13:55.17)... ranks third in the indoor 3,000m run (7:58.82) and fourth in the indoor 5,000m run (14:03.78). 2007 XC: Was the team's top finisher in four of his five races... placed 10th at the Pac-10 Championships, earning All-Pac-10 Second Team honors for the second year in a row... also earned all-region honors by finishing seventh at the NCAA West Region Championships... selected as the team's Most Valuable runner... opened the year by placing fifth at the Roy Griak Invitational... placed 110th in his first NCAA appearance... 2007 Outdoor: Earned his first All-America honor by placing seventh in the 3,000m steeplechase... his time of 8:35.71 ranks as the second-fastest in school history... placed third in the Pac-10 and sixth in the West Region... won the Double Dual... scored in the 5,000m run at the Pac-10 meet... regionally qualified in the 1,500m, steeplechase and 5,000m runs...
2007 Indoor: Competed in a pair of races... scored at the MPSF Championships by placing fifth in the 3,000m run (7:58.82)... that time ranks as the third-fastest in school history and is only the third to break the eight-minute barrier... clocked the fourth-fastest time in the 5,000m run at 14:03.78... 2006 XC: The team's second runner all season... placed 10th in his first Pac-10 Championships to earn Second Team All-Pac-10 honors... finished 62nd at the NCAA West Region meet... placed fourth in his first meet with the Sun Devils (the Dave Murray Invitational)... placed 12th at the Roy Griak before taking 29th at the Pre-National race.
Oregon: Competed for the Ducks for two seasons... helped team win the 2005 Pac-10 Track and Field crown, finishing seventh in the steeplechase... finished eighth in the steeplechase on a regional level before placing 16th at the NCAA Championships with a personal-best time of 8:44.72... ran a 4:03.98 mile, the fastest on the team... ranked second in the steeple, third in the 1,500m and fourth in the 5,000m for UO... ran in the Top 5 of the cross country team, finishing 22nd overall at the 2005 Pac-10 meet... member of the Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention team in 2005...also won the 2004 USA Junior Championship title in the steeplechase before placing 16th at the World Junior Championships.
High School: A 2003 graduate of Buchanan High School (Clovis, Calif.)... in cross country, finished second at the CIF state meet as a senior and seventh as a junior... also secured cross country crowns in the regional and conference races as a senior... also a standout on the track, capturing the CIF title in the 3,200m run as a junior... took second as a senior... as a junior, added titles in both the 1,600m and 3,200m events at the conference and Valley level before repeating in the 3,200m at both events as a senior... captured the 1,600m at the Valley meet as a senior as well... earned four varsity letters on the track while adding a pair in cross country and one in water polo.
Personal: Majoring in BIS (Communication and Business)... parents are Scott and Pamela Alcorn... has two siblings: Bryce and Clayton... uncle Ron Meyer-Hagen played water polo at Fresno State... born March 18, 1985, in Fresno, Calif.
Personal Bests - 1500: 3:44.03, Mile: 4:03.98; 3000 SC: 8:35.71, 3000: 7:58.82, 5000: 13:55.17
|IN NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP MEETS (* = All-America honor earned)|
|2007 Cross Country||10K Course||31:11.00||110th|
|2007 Outdoor Track & Field||3,000m Steeplechase (f)||8:35.71||7th *|
|2005 Outdoor Track & Field (at UO)||3,000m Steeplechase (p)||8:44.72||16th|