UCLA T & F Updates From Goodwill, World University Games

Sept. 4, 2001

Goodwill Games

UCLA alumna Gail Devers on Tuesday (Sept. 4) led a Team USA medal sweep in the women's 100m hurdles during opening day track & field competition at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia.

Devers won the event in a time of 12.61, followed by American athletes Jenny Adams (12.87) and Anajanette Kirkland (12.92) in a USA sweep that eluded them at the 2001 World Championships, when Kirkland was first, Devers second and Adams fifth.

The Goodwill Games track & field competition will continue through Sept. 7.

World University Games

On Saturday (Sept. 1) during the final day of competition at the 21st annual World University Games in Beijing, China, UCLA alumnus Jess Strutzel placed seventh in the men's 800m final.

Strutzel's time was 1:47.60. His USA teammate, Derrick Peterson won the silver medal, placing second in a time of 1:45.49.

On the final day of track & field competition at the WUGs, Team USA won four medals including gold by the women's (3:28.04) and men's (3:02.83) 4 X 400m relays. Team USA's final medal tally was eight golds, two silvers and two bronzes, for a total of 12 medals.

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