May 20, 1999
This Weekend (May 21-22)
Bob Larsen's UCLA men and Jeanette Bolden's Bruin women will compete this weekend (May 21-22,Friday-Saturday) at the 1999 Pacific-10 Track and Field Championship, held at Sun Angel Stadium/Joe Sellah Track at Arizona State (Tempe, AZ). It's the 69th annual men's competition and the 13th annual women's.
The UCLA women are the two-time defending league champions and the Bruin men also won the conference title in 1998.
On Friday (May 21), field events (seven finals) start at 2:30 p.m. and track events (four finals) at 5 p.m., with the day's competition ending at 9:25 p.m. (women/men 10,000m finals). On Saturday (May 22, all finals), field events start at 2:30 p.m. and track events at 6:30 p.m., with the meet concluding at 9:25 p.m. (women/men 4 X 400m relays).
Scoring is eight places--10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1. Results can be obtained on the web at -- thesundevils.com and pac-10.org. The meet will be televised delayed (two hours) on Fox Sports West (Sunday, May 30, 3 p.m.; Monday, May 31, 1 p.m.; Tuesday, June 1, 3 a.m.) and Fox Sports West 2 (Thursday, May 27, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 29, 1 p.m.)
The 1999 Pac-10 meet actually started last weekend (May 14-15, Friday-Saturday) with the multi-events at Arizona State. California junior Bevan Hart won his first conference decathlon title (7,662 points) and Stanford senior Tracye Lawyer became the first three-time winner of the Pac-10 heptathlon crown (5,794 points). In team points, for the men--Cal and USC picked up 10 points, followed by Oregon 8, Washington State 5, Washington 3, Stanford 2 and Arizona State 1. In women's scoring, Washington State got 23 points, followed by Stanford 10 and Oregon and USC, each with three.
Bruin Pac-10 Headlines
Under men's coach Bob Larsen, in his 15th season, the Bruins have won nine Pac-10 titles, including six in the 1990s (1992-96, 1998).
Under women's head coach Jeanette Bolden, in her sixth season, the Bruins have won four crowns in the 1990s (1997-98, 1994-95).
Between the Bruin men (16) and women (nine), UCLA has won 25 Pac-10 crowns.
The Bruin men return one individual champion-senior Brian Fell in the 400m hurdles (Fell will not be competing in that event this year, he'll be running the 400m and both relays) and last year's 4 X 100m relay also won the Pac-10 title.
The Bruin women return five individual champions --100m-Shakedia Jones, 400m-Andrea Anderson, 100m hurdles-Joanna Hayes, triple jump-Deana Simmons, shot put-Seilala Sua and one championship relay (4 X 100m-Michelle Perry, Shakedia Jones, Joanna Hayes, Andrea Anderson).
Hayes is looking to win her fourth consecutive Pac-10 100m hurdle crown. If she does, she will become only the second women in Pac-10 history (USC's Grazyna Penc is also looking to win her fourth consecutive 1500m championship) to win four consecutive conference individual titles (UCLA high jumper Amy Acuff won her event four times, 1994-97).
Sua is looking to become the first thrower in Pac-10 history (men and women) to win all four throwing events at the conference meet. She's also the defending champion in the shot put and if she wins the shot put again, a UCLA women will have won the Pac-10 shot put title every year in the 1990s (1990-Tracie Millet, 1991-93-Dawn Dumble, 1994-96-Valeyta Althouse, 1997-Nada Kawar, 1998-Seilala Sua.
In National Rankings
There are two national weekly rankings, Trackwire (based on how a team will score at the 1999 NCAA Outdoor) and the USTCA power ranking (based on marks).
In this week's USTCA rankings (May 17), the Bruin women are rated first (344.90 points) and in men's competition, UCLA is No. 6 (322.23 points; this year in dual competition, UCLA has beaten No. 5 USC and lost to No. 4 Florida, the Gators snapped the UCLA men's long-time dual winning streak on April 3). Other Pac-10 teams ranked are -- men- No. 11 Washington State (304.8), No. 15 Arizona (295.06), No. 17 Washington (292.68), No. 18 Oregon (290.54); women- No. 5 Washington State (319.62), No. 10 Arizona (310.94), No. 11 Oregon (307.71), No. 12 USC (307.18).
In this week's (May 19 ) Trackwire national Top 25 women's rankings, the Bruin women are No. 2 in the nation (63 points; behind No. 1 Texas, 72 points and ahead of No. 3 LSU, 56 points). In the men's rankings, the UCLA men are tied for 22nd (11 points). Other Pac-10 teams ranked are--men-No. 2 USC (42), No. 7 tie Arizona State (30), No. 9 tie Stanford (29) and Arizona (29) and Washington State (29), No. 17 tie Oregon (15); women-No. 4 USC (47), No. 13 Stanford (18), No. 24 tie Washington State (10).
UCLA's Dual Winning Streaks
UCLA's women have a current seven-year unbeaten dual winning streak and the Bruin men have an impressive overall 15-year dual meet record. In 1999, the Bruin women are 7-0 in duals--with wins over California (110-53), Washington (105-58) and UC Irvine (141-16) on March 20 at CS Sacramento; Florida (110-81) on April 3 at Drake Stadium; Baylor (112-66) and CS Northridge (129-51) on April 10 at Drake Stadium and a win over USC 110-81 at Cromwell Field. The Bruin men are 6-1, with wins over California (101-62), Washington (107-56) and UC Irvine (139-22) on March 20 at CS Sacramento; a loss to Florida (101-99) on April 3 at Drake Stadium, snapping their six-year dual meet winning streak, but coming back with victories over Baylor (100-69) and CS Northridge (116-65) on April 10 at Drake Stadium and an 82-81 win at USC on May. 1.
Entering his 15th season as head coach, the Bruin men under Bob Larsen now have an impressive overall dual meet mark of 118-3-1. The loss to Florida on April 3 snapped two Bruin men dual winning streaks. Prior to the Florida loss at Drake Stadium, the Bruin men since 1991 had won 51 straight dual home meets without a loss (the last home dual loss at Drake Stadium was 3/16/91, to Texas, 83-71). The Gator win also snapped UCLA's overall 58-dual meet winning streak (3/27/93 at Berkeley, California 86-UCLA 76).
Bruin women's head coach Jeanette Bolden, who is entering her sixth season, has never lost a dual meet and has a career and school record of 53-0. The last time UCLA's women suffered a dual defeat was in 1992, losing back-to-back duals to Houston, 70-66 and USC, 80-30. Since then, the UCLA women have won 61 consecutive duals, including 49 straight at Drake Stadium.
Following the Pac-10 Championships this week at Tempe, AZ, the 1999 NCAA Outdoor is June 2-5 (Wednesday-Friday) at Boise, ID (Boise State).
UCLA's Pac-10 Men/Women Track/Field Athlete of the Week (May 17) Nominees--
Track - no nominees Field - senior Wade Tift, at the Arizona Invite on Sunday, improved his season-best in the shot put to 60-9 1/4 (NCAA provisional qualifier), placing third (highest finishing collegian).
Track-junior Christina Bowen, at the FILA Twilight Distance Classic at USC on Saturday night, she placed fourth in the women's 1500m invite, with a time of 4:23.9 (personal-best, NCAA provisional qualifier) and the highest placing collegian.
Field- junior Seilala Sua, at the Arizona Invite on Sunday, she placed first in the shot put (56-4, season-best, NCAA automatic qualifier and top mark on U. S. collegiate list), first in the discus (205-5) and third in the hammer (181-0).
Looking Back At 1998 Pac-10 Championship
On May 23-24, Stanford hosted the conference outdoor championships. Both the Bruin men and women were victorious.
UCLA's men won with 135.50 points, ahead of USC (115.00, last year's champion) and the Bruin women won for the second year in a row (with 174.00 points), ahead of Stanford (136.00).
It's the sixth league title in the 1990s for both the Bruin men (1998-96-95-94-93-92) and women (1998-97-95-94-93-90). Event winners for the Bruin men were--junior Brian Fell defended his title in the 400m hurdles (50.79, season-best); UCLA's 4 X 100m relay (Fell, senior Brandon Thomas, sophomore Damian Allen, senior Jim McElroy, 39.52, season-best); senior Mel Moultry in the triple jump (52-2 1/2) and senior Scott Slover in the pole vault (18-2 1/2)
Event winners for the UCLA women were---freshman Shakedia Jones in the 100m (11.20); junior Andrea Anderson in the 400m (52.52); junior Joanna Hayes in the 100m hurdles (13.15); UCLA's 4 X 100m relay (Michelle Perry, Jones, Hayes, Anderson-44.25); sophomore Deana Simmons in the triple jump (42-7); sophomore Seilala Sua in the shot put (56-10) and senior Rachelle Noble in the hammer (186-10).
UCLA Men's Head Coach Bob Larsen
In his 15th season as head coach, Larsen has led the Bruins to two NCAA titles (1987-88) and nine (of the last 12) Pac-10 crowns (1987-89; 1992-96; 98), including six of the last seven conference titles. In 1998, the Bruins placed sixth at the NCAA Outdoor, won the 98 Pac-10 crown, were 10-0 in duals (No. 2 dual meet team in the U. S.), tied for No. 7 in the final TrackWire poll (before NCAA Outdoor) with Florida and placed 12th (16 1/2 points) at the NCAA Indoor. Larsen was named the 1998 USTCA Dist. VIII and Pac-10 Coach Men's Coach of the Year.
In 1997, Larsen was inducted into the Mt. SAC Relays Coaches Hall of Fame and in 96 he was inducted into the California Community College Cross Country and Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame. In 1995, he was named the USTCA National men's Coach of the Year.
Overall, Larsen has been men's national Coach of the Year three times (1987-88, '95) and Pac-10 Coach of the Year nine times (1987-89; 1992-96; 98). He has a remarkable dual meet career record of 118-3-1. Bruin Women's Head Coach Jeanette Bolden An Olympic gold medal winner (1984, U. S. 4 X 100m relay) and Bruin All-American sprinter (1981-83), Bolden is in her sixth year as head coach.
In 1998, the Bruins placed second at the NCAA Outdoor, won the 1998 Pac-10 title, were 11-0 in duals, rated No. 2 entering the NCAA Outdoor (the Bruins were ranked No. 1 for three weeks by TrackWire before the Outdoor) and placed 19th (11 points) at the NCAA Indoor. Bolden was named the 1998 USTCA Dist. VIII and Pacific-10 Women's Coach of the Year.
In 97 and 1995, Bolden was named the USTCA Dist. VIII and Pac-10 Coach of the Year and in her rookie head coaching season of 1994, she was the co-Pac-10 Coach of the Year.
She is unbeaten in duals in her career with a mark of 53-0.
Record-setting Bruin Men's Distance Medley Relay
At the NCAA Indoor on March 6 in Indianapolis, the UCLA men's distance medley relay won the event in an American record time of 9:33.17 (old mark, 9:35.83, Georgetown, 1997). Running for the Bruins were junior Jess Strutzel (1200m), senior Brian Fell (400m), junior Michael Granville (800m) and senior Mark Hauser (mile).
UCLA's Women's Recruiting Class No. 1 in Nation
UCLA's 1999 women's recruiting class was judged No. 1 in the nation by Track & Field News. Several of the Bruins' top incoming freshmen include--Keyon Soley (Uniondale HS, NY), the nation's No. 1 prep long jumper (20-10 3/4) with 11.49 speed; Tracy O'Hara (Rancho Benardo HS, San Diego), the U. S. junior champion in the pole vault (13-3, U. S. Junior record); Heather Sickler (Camarillo HS), in the pole vault (12-3 1/2); Chaniqua Ross (Laguna Creek HS, Elk Grove), the nation's No. 4 prepster in the shot put (50-0 3/4) with a mark of 177-1 in the discus; Bumni Ogunleye (Long Beach Poly), 53.75 in the 400m and 20-3w in the long jump (her mother, Modupe Oshikoya, won the long jump for UCLA at the 1978 AIAW meet in Knoxville) and prep jumper Darnesha Griffith (Trabuco HS, Santa Margarita), niece to the the late Florence Griffith-Joyner.
Outdoor NCAA Qualifiers
SP-Travis Haynes, 63-2 1/4 DT-Luke Sullivan, 200-04Women
400mH-Joanna Hayes, 56.02 4 X 400m (Ysanne Williams, Andrea Anderson, Keyon Soley, Michelle Perry)-3:32.03
PV-Tracy O'Hara, 13-4 1/4 TJ-Deana Simmons, 43-8 3/4 SP-Seilala Sua, 56-4 DT-Seilala Sua, 212-4
100m-Bryan Harrison, 10.28w, 10.33 Damian Allen, 10.30w 800m-Jess Strutzel, 1:47.23 Michael Granville, 1:48.27 4 X 400m Relay-(Michael Granville, Terrence Williams, Malachi Davis, Brian Fell)-3:05.35 PV-Steve Michaels 17-7 Brian McLaughlin 17-4 1/2 SP-Scott Moser 60-11 1/4 Wade Tift 60-9 1/4 DT-Scott Moser 190-10 Travis Haynes 186-6 HT-Luke Sullivan 211-04Women
100m-Shakedia Jones 11.26w 400m-Andrea Anderson 52.26 800m-Ysanne Williams 2:05.23 1500m-Christina Bowen 4:23.9 3000m-Christina Bowen 9:25.59 5000m-Christina Bowen 16:33.21 Melinda George, 16:45.71 100mH-Joanna Hayes 13.25 Michelle Perry, 13.34 400mH-Michelle Perry 58.30 4 X 100m Relay-Michelle Perry, Andrea Anderson, Keyon Soley, Shakedia Jones-44.13Pronunciation Guide
HJ-Darnesha Griffith 5-10 3/4 PV-Erica Hoernig 12-8 Heather Sickler, 12-8 LJ-Keyon Soley 20-4 1/4 TJ-Kiesha Porter 41-5 3/4w SP-Chaniqua Ross 52-7 1/4 DT-Chaniqua Ross 179-4 HT-Seilala Sua 192-4
Men - Malachi Davis (Mal- a-ky (rhymes with sky) Davis); Ibrahim Hassan (E-bra-ham Ha-ssan); Paul Mutie (Paul Moy-tay); Narc Narcisse (Narc Nar-cease); Jess Strutzel (Jess Strut-zul); Roger Van Sluis (Roger Van Sloos); Tim Yeo (Tim Yo).
Women - Andrea Anderson (Ann-dre-a Anderson); Erin Blunt (Air-in Blunt); Elaine Canchola (Elaine Can-cho-la); Tamar Cherebin (Ta-mar Chair-bin); Kelly and Tracy Cohn (Cone); Damesha Craig (Da-me-sha Craig); Zalika Davis (Za-lee-ka Davis); Alynda Franco (Ah-len-da Franco); Eboni Grayson (Eb-a-nee Grayson); Darnesha Griffith (Dar-ne-sha Griffith); Erica Hoernig (Erica Hor-nig); Jeanarta Jackson (Ju-nar-da Jackson); Shakedia Jones (Sha-kee-da Jones); Nicole Luque (Nicole Lu-k); Bunmi Ogunleye (Boo-mee O-gun-lay-e); Heather Perrin (Heather Pear-in); Kiesha Porter (Kish-a Porter); Chaniqua Ross (Sha-ni-qua Ross); Deana Simmons (Dee-na Simmons); Keyon Soley (Key-on Soley); Seilala Sua (Say-la-la Sue-aw); Ysanne Williams (Ya-san Williams).
NCAA Outdoor Leaders (Top 10)
As of May 17, in the women's division national collegiate rankings, sophomore Shakedia Jones eighth-place tie in the 100m (11.26w); senior Andrea Anderson No. 6 in the 400m (52.26); freshman Ysanne Williams is eighth in the 800m (2:05.23); senior Joanna Hayes is tied for second in the 400m hurdles (56.02); UCLA's 4 X 100m relay is sixth (44.13); UCLA's 4 X 400m relay is second (4:32.03); freshman Tracy O'Hara is tied for second in the pole vault (13-4 1/4); junior Deana Simmons is tied for fourth in the triple jump (43-8 3/4); Bruin junior Seilala Sua leads the nation in the women's shot put (56-4) and discus (212-4) and freshman Chaniqua Ross is fifth (52-7 1/4) in the shot put and ninth (179-4) in the discus.
In men's competition, junior Jess Strutzel is tied for seventh in the 800m (1:47.23); senior Travis Hayes is fifth in the shot put (63-2 1/4) and senior Luke Sullivan is fifth in the discus (200-04).
Pac-10 Leaders (Top 5, the conference accepts indoor marks)
As of May 17 in men's competition--sophomore Bryan Harrison is fourth in the 100m (10.28w, 10.33); junior Damian Allen is fifth in the 200m (20.97); junior Terrence Williams is fifth in the 400m (46.56); junior Jess Strutzel is third in the 800m (1:46.48i, 1:47.23) and junior Michael Granville is fourth (1:48.27); junior Dan Brecht is fourth (9:08.24) and senior Kevin Bowes is fifth (9:09.23) in the 3000m steeplechase; sophomore John Hall is third in the 400m hurdles (51.44); the Bruins are third in both relays (40.12, 3:05.35); sophomore Steve Michels is fifth in the pole vault (197-7); junior Tye Anderson is fourth in the triple jump (51-2 1/4); senior Travis Haynes is first in the shot put (63-2 1/4), freshman Scott Moser is second (60-11 1/4) , senior Wade Tift is third (60-9 1/4) and senior Luke Sullivan is fifth (58-4 1/4); in the discus, senior Luke Sullivan is second (200-04) and Moser is third (190-10) and in the hammer, Sullivan is third (211-4).
In women's competion -- sophomore Shakedia Jones is fourth in the 100m (11.26w, 11.59); sophomore Shakedia Jones is fifth in the 200m (23.70); senior Andrea Anderson is second in the 400m (52.26); freshman Ysanne Williams is third in the 800m (2:05.23); junior Christina Bowen is fourth in the 3000m (9:25.59); Joanna Hayes is first in the 100m hurdles (13.25) and 400m hurdles (56.02); sophomore Michelle Perry is second in the 100m hurdles (13.34) and fourth (58.30) in the 400m hurdles; UCLA's 4 X 100m relay is second (44.13) and its 4 X 400m relay is first (3:32.03); freshman Darnesha Griffith is fourth in the high jump (5-10 3/4); freshmanTracy O'Hara is first in the pole vault (13-4 1/4), sophomore Erica Hoernig is fourth (12-8) as is freshman Heather Sickler (12-8); freshman Keyon Soley is first (legal) in the long jump (20-4 1/4); junior Deana Simmons is first in the triple jump (43-8 3/4), freshman Kristee Porter is fourth (40-4, 41-0 1/4w) and senior Kiesha Porter is fifth (40-9 3/4, 41-5 3/4w); junior Seilala Sua is first in the shot put (56-4) and discus (212-4) and second in the hammer (192-4) and javelin (153-11) and freshman Chaniqua Ross is second in the shot put (52-7 1/4) and fourth in the discus (179-4) .
UCLA Track and Field Pac-10 Athletes of the Week Began Monday, April 5. April 5 (Florida dual) - WOMEN'S TRACK-Michelle Perry, won the 100m hurdles (13.60, NCAA provisional); second in the 100m (11.73); ran opening leg on winning 4 X 100m relay (44.56, NCAA provisional) and ran second leg on second-place 4 X 400m relay (3:39.32).
WOMEN'S FIELD-Tracy O'Hara set a Pac-10 record in the pole vault with a mark of 13-4 1/4, breaking the old mark of 13-3 1/2, Dee Dee Buzzi, AZ, 1998. April 26 (Cal/Nevada) - MEN'S FIELD- senior Luke Sullivan, placed first in discus (200-04, personal-best, NCAA automatic qualifier, No. 4 in school history and only fourth athlete in UCLA men's history with an effort over 200'); second in hammer (211-04, personal-best, NCAA provisional qualifier, No. 3 in school history) and fifth in shot put (58-4 1/2, personal-best). WOMEN'S TRACK-senior Joanna Hayes, first in 100m hurdles (13.25, season-best, NCAA provisional qualifier) and first in 400m hurdles (58.57). WOMEN'S FIELD- junior Seilala Sua, first in shot put (55-11 1/4, season-best, NCAA automatic qualifier); first in discus (195-6) and first in hammer (192-4, personal-best, NCAA provisional qualifier, No. 2 in school history). May 3 (USC dual) - MEN'S FIELD - senior Travis Haynes, who was first in the shot put (61-1 1/4) and second in the discus (185-11). Entering the latter stages of the meet, UCLA had to sweep the discus (and 5000m) to beat USC and that's just what the Bruins did (UCLA had earlier swept the shot put). In the discus, before Haynes' final throw, the standings were UCLA's Luke Sullivan in first place (187-4), UCLA's Scott Moser in second (184-3) and USC's Gordon Hovey in third (183-10). Haynes' final throw (185-11) moved him into second-place, Moser to third and Hovey out of the scoring. WOMEN'S FIELD- junior Seilala Sua, won four throwing events--shot put (55-11 1/4, tied for her season-best), discus (200-00), hammer (191-6) and javelin (153-11). It's the second week in a row she has won the award. May 10 (Modesto Invite) - WOMEN'S FIELD- junior Seilala Sua won the discus invitational (212-4, personal-best, NCAA automatic qualifier, top mark on U. S. collegiate list, still No. 2 in UCLA and No. 3 on Pac-10 charts) and placed fourth in the shot put invitational (55-7). It was her third consecutive weekly conference honor.
1998 World Junior List
Seven UCLA athletes were on the 1998 World Junior charts. They are-- Men - SP-Scott Moser, No. 5, 59-3 1/2 (18.07); DT-Scott Moser, No. 7, 187-9 (57.22); Ed Stansbury, No. 17, 175-11 (53.62). Women - 100m-Shakedia Jones, No. 1(tie)*, 11.11; 200m-Shakedia Jones, No. 3, 22.84; 100mH-Michelle Perry, No. 4, 13.41; 400mH- Michelle Perry, No. 16, 58.66; PV-Tracy O'Hara**, No. 8, 13-3 (4.04); LJ- Keyon Soley, No. 17, 20-10 3/4 (6.37); DT-Chanique Ross**, No. 19, 173-10 (52.99). *tied with USC frosh Angela Williams; **still a junior in 1999.
Earning 1999 MPSF Indoor All-Academic for the Bruins were--men, junior Brian McLaughlin (pole vault, 3.04gpa), senior Wade Tift (shot put, 3.06gpa); women, junior Christina Bowen (distances, 3.08gpa), senior Jocelyn Chase (pole vault, 3.27gpa), senior Zalika Davis (800m, 3.27gpa), sophomore Erica Hoernig (pole vault, 3.14gpa), junior Kelly O'Connor (triple jump, 3.93gpa).
Earning a spot on the UCLA Athletic Director's Honor Roll (3.0 and above) for 1999 Winter Quarter were: women's cross country - senior Erin Blunt (3.605gpa), senior Zalika Davis (3.306gpa), senior Melinda George (3.499gpa), sophomore Margaret Hall (3.604gpa), freshman Carolyn King (3.283gpa); women's track and field- junior Kristin Ayers (3.807gpa), Brooke Fitzgerald (3.500gpa), senior Jeanarta Jackson (3.009gpa), freshman Suzanne Linn (3.547gpa), junior Kelly O'Connor (3.936gpa, highest cummulative gpa for two-years+, 3.958), freshman Bumni Ogunleye (3.050gpa), freshman Chaniqua Ross (3.683gpa), freshman Heather Sickler (3.617gpa); men's cross country-sophomore Scott Abbott (3.548gpa), junior Jess Strutzel (3.150gpa), freshman Andrew Wulf (3.386gpa); men's track and field- junior Dan Baumeister (3.072gpa), sophomore Joe Franklin (3.463gpa), freshman Nate Marum (3.283gpa), junior Narc Narcisse (3.814gpa), senior Wade Tift (3.057gpa).
Junior triple jumper Kelly O'Connor was nominated for GTE Academic All-America honors, with a 3.9360 gpa.
U. S. Collegiate Track and Field Series UCLA's meets this season at CS Sacramento (March 20, vs. California, Washington, UC Irvine), vs. Florida (April 3) and Baylor/CS Northridge (April 10) at Drake Stadium and at USC (May 1) are all part of the 1999 U. S. Collegiate Track and Field Series, sponsored by the U. S. Track Coaches Association.
One hundred and thirty-eight teams from the nation's colleges and universities will be competing in 56 scored track and field meets. These meets promote head-to-head competition between the nation's best collegiate track and field teams. The meets will consist of two to five teams competing against each other in a "finals only" format to be completed in under three hours.
These competitions have been designed to showcase the teams in a fan- friendly environment and to present collegiate track and field the way it was mean to be, with scored meets. Where college teams challenge each other on the ovals of battle, where one team emerges victorious, where the essence of team competion still reigns supreme.