- May 4, 2004 at 10:59 pm #1472
May 4 , 2004 — The United States Track Coaches Association announced that
Dathan Ritzenhein of Colorado and Alicia Craig of Stanford have been
selected as the Athletes of the Week for NCAA Division I track & field.
Dathan Ritzenhein of Colorado :
Colorado sophomore Dathan Ritzenhein set the American collegiate record in
the men’s 10,000 meter run at the Cardinal Invitational hosted by Stanford
University on Friday, April 30. Ritzenhein’s time of 27:38.50 also met the
Olympic “A” standard and set a new Colorado school record. In his first-ever
track 10,000 meters, Ritzenhein took sixth in the race which featured seven
men earning the Olympic “A” standard as well. Ritzenhein wasn’t finished as
he arrived in Norman, Oklahoma on Saturday, May 1 to win the 5,000 meters at
the Big 12 Outdoor Championships with his time of 14:08.40. Ritzenhein is
qualified in the 1,500, 5,000 and 10,000 meters for the NCAA Midwest
Regional on May 28-29 hosted by Texas A&M University. CU’s top track & field
athletes will get a well-deserved break as they prepare for their next big
meet, the NCAA Regional at Texas A&M.
Alicia Craig of Stanford :
Stanford junior Alicia Craig established a national collegiate record in the
10,000 meter run with her time of 32:19.97 at the Cardinal Invitational on
Friday, April 30. Craig finished the race in eighth place which included
three runners besting the Olympic “A” standard of 31:45.00. The 2003 NCAA
and Pac-10 Champion in the 10,000 meters is also qualified in the 5,000
meters at the NCAA West Regional on May 28-29 hosted by Cal-State
Northridge. Stanford is slated to travel to Modesto, California, this
weekend to compete in the annual Modesto Relays.
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