Cats and Devils split track duel - Tucson News Now

Cats and Devils split track duel

TEMPE, AZ -

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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