Sports shorts: Bergman runs UA's 2nd-fastest 5,000

2013-04-20T00:00:00Z Sports shorts: Bergman runs UA's 2nd-fastest 5,000Staff And Wire Reports Staff And Wire Reports Arizona Daily Star

Arizona senior Jen Bergman set a personal-best in the 5,000 meters in 15 minutes 52.41 seconds - the second-best time in UA track and field history - at the Mt. SAC Relays on Friday night in Walnut, Calif.

UA freshman Nicci Corbin had the school's fourth-fastest time (16:04.26) in her first 5,000 race, while senior Georganne Moline matched UA's third-fastest 200 meters ever in 23.37. The meet ends today.

• UA senior high jumper Brigetta Barrett is a 2013 finalist for the Wooden Citizenship Cup. The award will be given each to a college and pro athlete on April 23.


Kenseth takes pole for Kansas race

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Matt Kenseth did his best Friday to erase his reputation as a poor qualifier. Kenseth rolled to the pole for Sunday's race at Kansas Speedway, setting a track qualifying record of 191.864 mph in cold, windy conditions to bump Carl Edwards from the top spot and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. into the second row.

• Sean Collier, the MIT officer killed in the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, was the brother of Hendrick Motorsports machinist Andrew Collier.


Bengals sign former Steeler Harrison

CINCINNATI - The Bengals reached agreement on a two-year deal with former Steelers linebacker James Harrison, 34, his agent said on Friday. The Bengals' first home game is on Monday, Sept. 16 against Pittsburgh.

• The NFL has no plans to ask Browns owner Jimmy Haslam to step aside while the FBI investigates his involvement in a fraud scheme surrounding his Knoxville, Tenn., Pilot Flying J travel center company.

• Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl safety William Moore was arrested on a misdemeanor simple battery charge.

• In college football, Miami linebacker Gabe Terry was suspended indefinitely after he was charged with possessing less than one ounce of marijuana; Colorado junior quarterback Nick Hirschman says he plans to transfer; and former Notre Dame quarterback Gunner Kiel enrolled at Cincinnati, where he'll sit out next season.

• New Ball State coach James Whitford, a former UA basketball assistant, hired Drake assistant and ex-Florida star Brett Nelson as associate head coach.

• U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati was elected Friday to FIFA's executive committee, defeating Mexican Football president Justino Campeon by one vote.

• In boxing, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KOs) will face Austin Trout (26-0, 14 KOs) tonight in a 154-pound title unification bout in San Antonio. A crowd close to 40,000 is expected for the Showtime-televised bout.

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