March 10, 2003
UCLA sophomore Ben Aragon's NCAA indoor automatic qualifying mark in the mile led Art Venegas' Bruin men's squad last weekend (March 7-8) at a last chance meet in Seattle, WA. The Bruins' qualified athletes will compete this weekend (March 14-15) at the 2003 NCAA Indoor T & F Championships, held in Fayetteville, AR and hosted by the University of Arkansas.
Last Chance Meet/UCLA Men
Aragon finished second in the mile in an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 4:00.38 (No. 14 on the current NCAA indoor chart).
Also improving their indoor marks were - sophomore Erik Emilsson in the 3000m (12th, 8:12.83); junior Pat Luke in the pole vault (4th, 17-0.75) and in the shot put, redshirt freshmen - Jeremy Silverman (1st, 59-5.75, NCAA provisional, No. 26 on the current NCAA Indoor chart) and Jake Knight (2nd, 58-3, NCAA provisional, No. 45 on the current NCAA indoor chart).
Other Bruins listed on the current NCAA indoor charts are - junior Nick Thornton in the 800m (47th, 1:50.04, NCAA provisional); sophomore Yoo Kim in the pole vault (19th, 17-4.50, NCAA provisional); junior Juaune Armon in the long jump (24th, 25-1.25, NCAA provisional); in the shot put, senior Scott Wiegand (4th, 65-3.25, NCAA automatic) and junior Dan Ames (6th, 64-8.75, NCAA automatic) and Ames in the 35lb. weight throw (4th, 70-1.75, NCAA automatic).