Cats and Devils split track duel - Tucson News Now

Cats and Devils split track duel


Arizona's track and field team competed at the annual Duel in the Desert hosted by Arizona State University and overall competed very well. 

The men won the meet 102-94 while the women just missed a victory, losing 97.5-93.5.

This meet does not count as a part of the Territorial Cup Series. Those points will be won based on the placement of the Wildcats and Sun Devils at the Pac-12 Championships.

ZaKee Washington, a freshman, won the 200-meter race with a personal-best time of 46.48 seconds. 

Sage Watson won the 400-meter hurdle race and improved her season-best mark to 55.56 seconds, good for third in the NCAA and seventh in the world.

Aaron Castle broke through in the shot put, throwing a new personal-best at 19.63 meters (64' 4.75") for first-place. Castle jumped back into the top-10 in the NCAA with that mark.

Bailey Roth took first-place in the men's steeplechase with a time of 8:49.10. Roth has already run a top top-10 mark in the country at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 8:46.69.

Avery Mickens won the long jump with a mark of 7.31 meters (23' 11.75").

Claire Green won the 800-meter and 1,500-meter races. In the 800-meter, Green ran a personal-best time of 2:07.68. 

Arizona's men won the 4x400-meter relay at a time of 3:06.89 behind the efforts of Houston, Washington, Michael Demby and Miles Parish.

With no one competing at Pac-12 multis, the Cats will have an off week before heading to Corvallis, Ore. for the Pac-12 Championships.

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David Kelly contributed to this story.

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