May 11, 2003
In preparation for the upcoming Pac-10 Championships (May 17-18), the Bruins competed at the Oxy Invitational, held May 10 in Eagle Rock, CA. Senior decathlete Andrew Phillips competed in day one of the Pac-10 Multi Events, held at USC's Loker Stadium.
Senior Andrew Phillips ended the first day of competition in eighth place with 3430 points scored, a career best in first day points. Washington State's Darrion Powell led the competition with 3945 points.
Phillips' first day marks: 100m -11.52 (w: +4.4, 748 pts.); LJ - 21-11.50 (6.60m, 741 pts.); SP - 38-9.50 (11.82m, 595 pts.); HJ - 6-1.25 (1.86m, 679 pts.); 400m - 53.34 (667 pts.)
Senior Kyle Erickson led the Bruin men yesterday, winning the 400m hurdles in a season best and NCAA Regional qualifying time of 49.78. Erickson's performance in the 400m hurdles led the Bruins in seasonal best and NCAA Regional Qualifying performances. Senior John Barbieri and sophomore Tony Golston also ran season bests of 51.67 and 52.25, respectively.
Former Bruin great John Godina won the shot put with a throw of 67-8.25 (20.63m)
Results (* - NCAA Regional Qualifying mark)
200m (no wind indicated) - 7. Marques Burrus, 21.72; 10. Robbie Hambleton, 21.89
400m - 5. Denye Versher, 47.19*; 13. Robbie Hambleton, 48.41
1500m - 2. Phil Young, 3:51.42
5000m - 5. Chad Galbreath, 15:05.91
TJ (no wind indicated) - 8. Demetre Howard, 46-2.75 (14.09m)
SP - 1. John Godina, 67-8.25 (20.63m)
Javelin - 15. Eli Dial, 174-1 (53.06m)