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Tracks Squads Head North For Pac-10 Championships
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  05/18/2000

May 18, 2000

THIS WEEKEND (MAY 20-21)

On Saturday-Sunday, May 20-21, the Bruins will compete at the 2000 Pacific-10 Championships, held in Eugene, OR. In 1999, the Bruin women won their third consecutive conference crown and the UCLA men placed second. Hosted by the University of Oregon and held at Hayward Field, it's the 70th annual men's conference meet and the 14th annual for the women. On Saturday (May 20), the field events (finals in the m/w long jump, m/w hammer, m/w shot put, m/w javelin, m pole vault) will start at 1 p.m. and the running events (all prelims except finals in the m 3000mSC, w 3000m, m/w 10,000m) at 3 p.m. Saturday's competition will end at 7:15 p.m. with the running of the m/w 10,000m finals.

On Sunday (May 21-all finals), field events start at 2 p.m. and running events at 5 p.m. The meet will conclude at 7:40 p.m. with the running of the m/w 4 X 400m relays.

Scoring for the meet is 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.

The meet will be tape delayed on Fox Sports Net, Friday, may 26, at 10 a.m. PT.

The meet actually got underway last weekend (May 13-14) in Eugene, with the conference decathlon/heptathlon championships. The decathlon was won by California's Bevan Hart (3,951 points) and the heptathlon by Cal's Missy Vanek (3,248 points).

LOOKING AHEAD


On Wednesday-Saturday (May 31-June 3), Duke University and Durham, NC will host the 2000 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. In 1999, the Bruin women placed second for the second year in a row and the UCLA men tied for 16th. Last March, the UCLA women won the 2000 NCAA Indoor championships, the first ever national indoor crown for a Bruin team.

UCLA has now won five national championships, including four NCAA titles, during the 1999-2000 school year: NCAA titles (4)-men's water polo, women's gymnastics, women's track and field and men's volleyball, National Championships (1)-women's water polo. The Bruins now have a nation-leading 82 NCAA men's and women's championships.

1999 PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

On May 21-22, Arizona State hosted the conference meet. The Bruin women won for the third consecutive season (seventh time in the 1990s) and the UCLA men placed second (the Bruins were the defending champions and had won the league title six times in the '90s).

UCLA's women won with 160.50 points, followed by USC (140), Washington State (123), Stanford (122.50), Oregon (64), Arizona (62), Washington (56), Arizona State (45) and California (41).

The Bruin men placed second with 136 points, behind winner USC (164 points). Behind USC and UCLA were Stanford (105.50), Arizona (78), Arizona State (77.50), Oregon (76.50), Washington State (69), California (59.50) and Washington (52).

UCLA's women were led by junior Seilala Sua, who became the first women's athlete to win three individual throwing events at the conference meet (shot put, 57-11, discus, 199-9, javelin, 161-2). Also winning for the Bruins were -- senior Andrea Anderson in the 400m (52.44), sophomore Michelle Perry in the 100m hurdles (13.37), freshman Tracy O'Hara in the pole vault (12-7 1/2) and freshman Keyon Soley in the long jump (20-11 3/4).

Bruin senior Wade Tift led the UCLA men by winning the shot put (60-04).

PAC-10 ATHLETE OF THE WEEK


For the week of May 15, Bruin senior Christina Bowen was the Pacific-10 Women's Track Athlete of the Week. At the Occidental Invitational on May 13, Bowen won the women's 3000m, in a time of 9:30.74. It was her season-best mark and an NCAA provisional qualifying time. Bowen is the third Bruin woman this season to win Pac-10 Athlete of the Week honors (April 1 - UCLA junior thrower Christina Tolson, April 24 ' Bruin sophomore vaulter Tracy O'Hara).

Last Weekend (May 13)
On Saturday, May 13, select athletes competed at the Modesto and Occidental Invites. At Modesto, the Bruin women were led by senior Seilala Sua. In the shot put, she placed fourth in flight three (53-7) and in the discus, Sua was second in flight three (207-8, behind Bruin alum Suzy Powell, 214-3). Her discus mark was the second-best effort of the day, behind Powell's.

At Oxy, UCLA's men were led by senior Jess Strutzel. Strutzel won the 80m (1:46.03) and ran the fastest collegiate time in the nation, which is a season-best and NCAA automatic mark.

Also at Oxy, for the Bruin women, senior Christina Bowen won the 3000m (9:30.74), a season-best and NCAA provisional. She was the Pac-10 Women's Track Athlete of the Week (May 15).

UCLA's women's head coach Jeanette Bolden is in her seventh season as head coach of the UCLA women's team. Last March, she directed the Bruins to the 2000 NCAA Indoor title. It was UCLA's first ever indoor crown and the school's nation-leading 80th NCAA Championship.

At the NCAA Outdoor Championships under Bolden, the Bruins have finished no lower than third five times (1999-2nd, 1998-2nd, 1997-3rd, 1996-9th, 1995-2nd, 1994-3rd).

She has also directed UCLA to five Pac-10 titles, including the last three in a row. In 1999, she was named the women's USTCA West Region and the Pac-10 Coach of the Year (during her Bruin career, she has been named conference coach of the year five times).

Bolden is unbeaten in dual meets in her career with a mark of 57-0 and is 7-0 vs. USC. She is an Olympic gold medal winner (1984, USA 4 X 100m relay) and Bruin All-American sprinter (1981-83).

Bruin men's head coach Art Venegas is in his first season as the new UCLA men's head coach, taking over for Bob Larsen, who retired after 15 seasons (Larsen will remain on the staff as an assistant coach on the UCLA men's team through this spring, then retire). Venegas was a Bruin assistant coach for 18 years and is a world-renowned coach in the throws. During his Bruin tenure, he directed the UCLA men's/women's throwing corps to 27 NCAA individual titles and in the 1990s, Bruin throwers have won 35 Pac-10 championships.

Bruin Headlines

UCLA Pac-10 Notes
Jeanette Bolden has led the Bruin women to five conference titles during her six+ years has head coach, including the last three Pac-10 crowns. In the 1990s, UCLA's men won six Pac-10 championships. In the throws in the 1990s, in men's competition, UCLA won six shot put crowns and four discus titles. Entering this weekend's meet, the UCLA women lead in every field event but the javelin.

In women's competition in the 1990s, on the track, UCLA has won the last four 400m and 100m hurdle crowns and in the throws, the Bruins have won every shot put title since 1990, including the last two by Seilala Sua, and in the discus, UCLA has won eight championships, including Sua in 1999.

This will be the final season for Bruin coach Bob Larsen on the UCLA staff. Larsen, who announced his retirement last summer, has been the Bruin men's cross country coach for 21 years and men's track and field head coach for the last 15 seasons. Taking over for Larsen as the men's cross country coach is Eric Peterson, who will continue to also coach the Bruin women's cross country squad, a post he has held for the last six years.

Under Larsen, the Bruins won two NCAA titles (1987, '88) and in four of the last five years at the NCAA Outdoor, the Bruins finished no lower than sixth (1999-16th tie, 1998-6th, 1997-4th tie, 1996-3rd, 1995-2nd). Larsen has led the Bruin men to nine conference crowns, including six Pac-10 titles in the 1990s. 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 on nine occasions (1987-89, 1992-96, 98). He had a remarkable dual meet career record of 118-3-1, including a 15-0 record vs. USC.

UCLA National Leaders (Top 10)
Women
4 X 100m Relay - ninth, 44.64
HJ - Darnesha Griffith, third, 6-0 3/4
PV - Tracy O'Hara, first, 14-7 1/4
Erica Hoernig, fifth, 13-5 1/4
Heather Sickler, 10th, 12-10 1/4
LJ - Keyon Soley, fifth, 21-6 1/4w
Shot Put - Christina Tolson, first, 56-10 3/4
Seilala Sua, third, 56-1
DT - Seilala Sua, first, 208-5
HT - Christina Tolson, fourth, 208-11

Men (Top 20)
800m - Jess Strutzel, 1st, 1:46.03
400mH - John Hall, 20th, 50.78
PV - Brian McLaughlin, 12th, 17-9
DT - Scott Moser, 15th, 196-1

UCLA Pac-10 Leaders

Women
HJ - Darnesha Griffith, 6-0 3/4
PV - Tracy O'Hara, 14-7 1/4 CR
LJ - Keyon Soley, 21-6 1/4w
TJ - Deana Simmons, 43-1w
SP - Christina Tolson, 56-10 3/4
DT - Seilala Sua, 208-5
HT - Christina Tolson, 208-11 P-10R

Men
800m - Jess Strutzel, 1:46.57i

UCLA NCAA Outdoor Qualifiers (May 31- June 3-Durham, NC)

Women - NCAA Automatic
HJ - Darnesha Griffith (6-0 3/4)
PV - Tracy O'Hara (14-7 1/4, CR)
Erica Hoernig (13-5 1/4)
LJ - Keyon Soley (21-6 1/4w)
SP - Christina Tolson (56-10 3/4)
Seilala Sua (56-1)
DT - Seilala Sua (208-5)
HT - Christina Tolson (208-11, Pac-10R)

Women-NCAA Provisional
200m - Shakedia Jones (23.42)
800m - Ysanne Williams (2:06.93)
3000m - Christina Bowen (9:30.74)
10,000m - Jessica Matthews (35:10)
100mH - Michelle Perry (13.20)
4 X 100mR - Tamar Cherebin, Keyon Soley,
Michelle Perry, Shakedia Jones-44.64
4 X 400m Relay - Tamar Cherebin, Ysanne
Williams, Keyon Soley, Michelle Perry - 3:37.78
PV - Heather Sickler (12-10 1/4)
LJ - Bunmi Ogunleye (20-4 1/4w)
TJ - Deana Simmons (43-1w)
JT - Seilala Sua (159-1)
HT - Seilala Sua (198-10) Caroline Soong (196-1)

Men-NCAA Automatic
800 - Jess Strutzel (1:46.03)

Men-NCAA Provisional
400m - Michael Granville (46.18)
Terrence Williams (46.19)
400mH - John Hall (50.78)
PV - Brian McLaughlin (17-9)
Steve Michels (17-4 1/2)
SP - Jack Clamon (59-6 3/4)
DT - Scott Moser (196-1)
JT - Nate Marum (221-5)

UCLA Track and Field Pac-10 Athletes of the Week :Began Monday, April 11.

April 1 : Women's Field-Christina Tolson. She placed fourth at Mt. SAC (top collegiate finisher) in the invitational shot put, with a nation-leading, personal-best and NCAA automatic 56-10 3/4.

April 24 : Women's Field-Tracy O:Hara In winning the pole vault (14-7 1/4) at the USTCA Championships in Austin, TX, O:Hara set the collegiate outdoor record, breaking the old mark of 14-3 1/2 (Melissa Price, Fresno State, 1998). She's now No. 2 on the all-time U. S. list, trailing only world record-holder Stacy Dragila, 15-1, 1999. O'Hara was named the Most Outstanding Female Athlete of the Meet. Last March, when the Bruin women won the NCAA Indoor championship, O'Hara set the collegiate indoor record (14-6).

May 15 : Women's Track-Christina Bowen At the Occidental Invitational on May 13, Bowen won the women's 3000m, in a time of 9:30.74. It was her season-best mark and an NCAA provisional qualifying time.

The Bruins had four individual champions at the NCAA Indoor, held March 10-11 at Fayetteville, AR. The Bruin women won the team championship and were led by event winners --- senior Seilala Sua in the shot put (56-8) and sophomores, Tracy O'Hara, setting a collegiate indoor record in the pole vault (14-6, old mark, 13-11 1/4, Melissa Price, 1999) and Keyon Soley in the long jump (21-4 3/4).

In men:s competition, senior Jess Strutzel won the 800 (1:46.57). Strutzel defeated Missouri's Derek Peterson, the defending NCAA Indoor and Outdoor 800m champion and his time of 1:46.57 is the fastest in the nation.

At the 2000 NCAA Indoor Championships, UCLA women's squad won the team championship with 51 points, beating second-place South Carolina (41), third-place Arkansas (37) and fourth-place LSU (36.). It was the first-ever national indoor championship for the Bruins (women or men) and at the time, it was UCLA's nation-leading 80th NCAA title. With her 18 points at the Indoor, Sua, who last season won the shot put and discus at the NCAA Outdoor, becomes UCLA's all-time leading point-producer at the NCAA Championships (87), ahead of Dawn Dumble (82) and John Godina (81). Also earning All-America honors for the Bruin women were junior Christina Tolson, who placed third in the shot put (55-4 1/4) and eighth in the weight throw (61-7 1/2), sophomore Chaniqua Ross, who was sixth in the shot put (53-5) and junior Shakedia Jones, sixth (7.36) in the 60m. UCLA's other competitors were junior Erica Hoernig in the pole vault (11th, 12-3 1/2), senior Deana Simmons in the triple jump (12th, 41-7 3/4) and sophomore Darnesha Griffith in the high jump (12th, 5-10).

The other Bruin men's competitor was junior Brian McLaughlin, who placed fourth in the pole vault (18-0 1/2), becoming only the fourth Bruin in history to vault over 18 feet.

In national rankings, there are two national weekly rankings, Trackwire (based on how a team will score at the 2000 NCAA Outdoor) and the USTCA power ranking (based on individual marks).

In the USTCA rankings (as of May 15), the Bruin women are No. 1 (389.46) and in the men:s rankings, the Bruins are No. 9 (354.23). In the Trackwire national Top 25 women:s rankings for

May 17, the Bruin women are No. 2 in the nation (59 points, the Top 5 teams are - No. 1 Texas, 70 points, No. 2 UCLA, 59 points, No. 3 LSU, 50 points, No. 4 Arkansas, 48 points, No. 5 South Carolina, 47 points). In the men:s rankings, the UCLA men are tied for 22nd (10 points). Arkansas is No. 1 (72 points).

1999 Pacific-10 Championships --
On May 21-22, Arizona State hosted the conference meet. The Bruin women won for the third consecutive season (seventh time in the 1990s) and the UCLA men placed second (the Bruins were the defending champions and had won the league title six times in the '90s).

UCLA:s women won with 160.50 points, followed by USC (140), Washington State (123), Stanford (122.50), Oregon (64), Arizona (62), Washington (56), Arizona State (45) and California (41).

The Bruin men placed second with 136 points, behind winner USC (164 points). Behind USC and UCLA were Stanford (105.50), Arizona (78), Arizona State (77.50), Oregon (76.50), Washington State (69), California (59.50) and Washington (52).

Here's an event-by-event breakdown for the Bruin women and men. Women

100m-sophomore Shakedia Jones, the defending champion, did not run in the final. She had a right hamstring cramp in the 200m prelim and did not run on Saturday in either the 100m or 200m final. Jones ran a 11.67 in 100m qualifying. Also in qualifying, but not making the final, were junior Krystal Walden (11.88, season legal best) and junior Tamar Cherebin (12.06, season legal best).

200m-Jones did not run in the final. She ran a 23.46 (season-best) in qualifying.

400m-senior Andrea Anderson defended her 400m title, winning with a time of 52.44 (she ran 53.59 in qualifying).

800m-freshman Ysanne Williams tied for fourth in 2:08.28 (she ran 2:10.48 in qualifying).

1500m-no entries

3000m-junior Christina Bowen placed sixth (9:59.64).

5000m-junior Kelly Cohn was eighth (17:10.41), senior Melinda George was 10th (17:31.05) and Bowen did not finish (minor leg cramp).

10,000m-junior Kelly Cohn was sixth (36:14.96).

100m hurdles-senior Joanna Hayes was looking to become the only woman in Pac-10 history to win four straight 100m hurdle titles. In the final, she was leading but tripped over the final two hurdles and placed third (13.73, ran a 13.08w in qualifying). Sophomore Michelle Perry won the event, running a 13.37 (ran a 13.18w, +4.6 in qualifying).

400m hurdles-Hayes placed second (56.49, 58.06 in qualifying) and Perry was fourth (58.48, 59.27 in qualifying). Also in qualifying, but not making the final, was senior Erin Blunt (1:02.68).

4 X 100m relay-placed fourth, 46.41.

4 X 400m relay-Keyon Soley, Ysanne Williams, Joanna Hayes, Michelle Perry, placed second (3:34.28).

Pole Vault-freshman Tracy O:Hara won (12-7 1/2), sophomore Erica Hoernig was third (12-3 1/2) and freshman Heather Sickler was 11th (11-3 3/4). Senior Jocelyn Chase did not clear a height.

High Jump-freshman Darnesha Griffith placed third (5-10 3/4, tying personal-best).

Long Jump-freshman Keyon Soley won (20-11 3/4, personal-best), junior Deana Simmons was fifth (19-3 1/2) and freshman Bunmi Ogunleye was 11th (18-7 1/4).

Triple Jump-junior Deana Simmons was second (41-11 1/4w, +4.0), freshman Kristee Porter was third (41-9 3/4w, +5.3) and senior Kiesha Porter was sixth (40-3 1/4w, +7.2).

Shot Put-junior Seilala Sua was first (57-11, personal-best) and freshman Chaniqua Ross was third (50-11 1/2).

Discus-Sua won (199-9) and Ross was sixth (168-7).

Javelin-Sua won (161-2, personal-best) and junior Kristin Ayers was 13th (108-11).

Hammer-Sua was fourth (187-3) and Ross was 11th (166-4, personal-best).

Men

100m -sophomore Bryan Harrison was second (10.30, season legal best, 10.46 qualifying) and junior Damian Allen was third (10.32, personal legal best, 10.42 qualifying). In qualifying, not making the final, freshman Joe Hunter ran 10.90.

200m-Allen suffered in a leg cramp in the final and did not finish (21.11 qualifying).

400m-senior Brian Fell placed third (46.03, tied personal-best, 46.42 qualifying) and junior Terrence Williams was fifth (46.77,46.66 qualifying). In qualifying, not making the final, junior Malachi Davis was disqualified.

800m-junior Michael Granville placed third (1:49.09, 1:51.62 qualifying) and junior Jess Strutzel was fourth (1:50.44, 1:52.81 qualifying).

1500m-Strutzel was sixth (3:57.82, 3:53.58 qualifying) and sophomore Paul Muite was seventh (3:58.86, 3:52.99 qualifying).

3000m Steeplechase-junior Dan Brecht was fourth (9:14.03), senior Kevin Bowes was fifth (9:15.33) and junior Matt Pitts was seventh (9:20.52).

5000m-Brecht was 11th (15:02.63), , while Muite and freshman Bryan Green did not finish.

10,000m-Green was seventh (31:44.44).

110m High Hurdles-freshman Lovell Houston was ninth (14.74, personal-best, 14.84 qualifying).

400m Hurdles-sophomore John Hall was fourth (52.46, 52.40 qualifying) and junior Narc Narcisse was sixth (52.63, 52.62 qualifying, personal-best).

4 X 100m Relay-Fell, Hunter, Allen and Harrison placed third (40.01, season-best).

4 X 400m Relay-Granville, Williams, Davis and Fell placed second (3:03.18, season-best, NCAA automatic, No. 5 in school history).

Pole Vault-junior Brian McLaughlin was third (17-3 1/2). Sophomore Steve Michels was ill and could not compete.

High Jump-no entries

Long Jump-junior Tye Anderson placed 14th (22-5 1/4).

Triple Jump-Anderson was fifth (50-3 1/2).

Shot Put-senior Wade Tift won the event (60-4), fellow senior Travis Haynes was second (60-4), freshman Scott Moser was fourth (58-6 1/2) and senior Luke Sullivan fouled.

Discus-Moser was second (188-2), Sullivan was third (188-1), Haynes was fourth (184-0) and sophomore Ed Stansbury was sixth (174-4).

Javelin-no entries

Hammer-Sullivan was third (208-11).

Interesting note from Mal Florence, Los Angeles Times, Morning Briefing, April 24 - Tracy O'Hara of UCLA set a women's NCAA pole vault record on Saturday (April 22) with a mark of 14-7 1/4. Her winning height would have won every men:s NCAA outdoor championship meet from 1938 to 1950.

What's the Score: In 1998, the USOC, in close cooperation with USA T&F, provided a three-year grant to the USTCA to promote scored quadrangular track meets on college campuses across America. The Series is now in its third year and has been an unqualified success. This year, 74 colleges and universities will host three-hour, spectator friendly track and field competitions. "What's the Score:" is the new password for collegiate track and field. All of UCLA:s home meets this season are part of the USTCA sponsored series.

UCLA's women have a current seven-year+ unbeaten dual winning streak. In 2000, the Bruin women are 4-0 in duals--with wins over California (116-70) and Washington (119-72) on March 18 at Drake Stadium, on April 1 at Drake Stadium, UCLA beat CS Northridge (115-70) and on May 6 at Drake, the Bruins beat archrival USC 86-68.

Bruin women's head coach Jeanette Bolden, who is in her seventh season, has never lost a dual meet and has a career and school record of 57-0, including 7-0 vs. USC.

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 64 consecutive duals, including 52 straight at Drake Stadium.

The Bruin women's pole vault and hammer throw corps are the most talented in the nation. In the women:s pole vault, sophomore Tracy O'Hara has set both the collegiate outdoor (14-7 1/4) and indoor (14-6) marks, junior Erica Hoernig is an NCAA automatic outdoor qualifier (13-5 1/4) and sophomore Heather Sickler is an NCAA provisional qualifier (12-10 1/4).

In the women's hammer, junior Christina Tolson set the Pac-10 record of 208-11 on April 21, senior Seilala Sua set a personal-best of 198-10 on April 1 and freshman Caroline Soong's mark of 196-1 on March 26 is the No. 2 all-time mark in U.S. Junior history.

UCLA sophomore vaulter Tracy O'Hara was honored as an Amateur Star of the Month (April) by The San Diego Hall of Champions. On April 22, in winning the pole vault (14-7 1/4) at the USTCA Championships in Austin, TX, O'Hara set the collegiate outdoor record, breaking the old mark of 14-3 1/2 (Melissa Price, Fresno State, 1998). She's now No. 2 on the all-time U. S. list, trailing only world record-holder Stacy Dragila, 15-1, 1999.

A new era in track and field and soccer greets the 2000 UCLA collegiate track and field season with the opening of a new soccer/track facility on campus. Drake Stadium, the home of UCLA track and field since 1969, has been transformed into Frank W. Marshall Field at Elvin "Ducky" Drake Stadium. The construction time on the project ran approximately four months (mid-August to December). The cost of the project was $1.5 million and was made possible by a lead gift from Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy. All of the money was raised from private funds, no state money was utilized. Seating capacity in the stadium is 11,700.

The track in the facility is brand new. It has been converted from a conventional American 400-yard eight-lane oval with a 106-degree radius turn to a European 400m nine-lane (48" width lane) with a 136-degree radius on the turn. The surface is a tartan surface provided by Martin Surfacing. There is 13mm of surface material on top of an asphalt base. A track/field drainage system is flush mounted to the inside of lane one. Also on the inside of lane one is an electrical/timing chase that will house the Lynx timing system for the track. Other track and field enhancements include: the steeplechase pit has been moved "inboard" of the track on the north turn, the field events include shot, discus and hammer rings at both the north and south ends of the infield and a javelin runway is also located on both ends to accommodate for the prevailing winds for all these events.

In addition, the high jump area has been moved to the south end of the track stadium on its own tartan surface. The north end of the facility will have practice pits for the shot, hammer and discus. The stadium will have four long/triple jump pits featuring 38-foot-long sand-filled pits. There are two practice pole vault pits and one infield runway that can accommodate the pit on either the north or south end to take advantage of the wind. Thanks to the change in the configuration of the track, the grass infield is now wide enough to house a regulation 75-yard by 120-yard soccer field. This will be the new home for UCLA men:s and women:s soccer matches. The field will also be available for other uses, including the annual spring football scrimmage.

Pronunciation Guide

Men : John Barbieri (John Bar-be-air-ee), Malachi Davis (Mal- a-ky (rhymes with sky) Davis), Tom Jonsson (Tom Johnson), David Kurien (David Cure-e-in), Josh Levy (Josh Le-vee), Scott Moser (Scott Mo-sur), Paul Muite (Paul Moy-tay), Narc Narcisse (Narc Nar-cease), Jess Strutzel (Jess Strut-zul), Roger Van Sluis (Roger Van Sloos), Scott Wiegand (Scott Wee-gand), Tim Yeo (Tim Yo).

Women : Ola Adenyi (O-la A-den-yee), Elaine Canchola (Elaine Can-cho-la), Tamar Cherebin (Ta-mar Chair-bin), Damesha Craig (Da-me-sha Craig), Alynda Franco (Ah-len-da Franco), Eboni Grayson (Eb-a-nee Grayson), Darnesha Griffith (Dar-ne-sha Griffith), Bridie Hatch (Bri-dee Hatch), Erica Hoernig (Erica Hor-nig), Shakedia Jones (Sha-kee-da Jones), Lena Nilsson (La-na Nil-son), Katie Nuanes (Katie New-hones), Bunmi Ogunleye (Boo-mee O-gun-lay-e), Deana Simmons (Dee-na Simmons), Keyon Soley (Key-on Soley), Seilala Sua (Say-la-la Sue-aw), Ysanne Williams (Ya-san Williams).

The IAAF (International Amateur Athletic Federation, based in Monte Carlo) in 1999 published a book entitled "The 100 Defining Moments of the Twentieth Century", highlighting the greatest moments in track and field during the 20th Century. UCLA athletes contribute six of the highlights. 1960 : Rafer Johnson vs. C. K. Yang in Rome decathlon, 1988 : Florence Griffith Joyner in Seoul Olympics sprints and relays and Jackie Joyner Kersee in Seoul Olympics heptathlon and long jump, 1991 : Mike Powell breaks Bob Beamon:s long jump world record in Tokyo World Championships, 1992 : Kevin Young breaks Edwin Moses: 400m hurdle world record at the Barcelona Olympics, 1996 : Gail Devers vs. Merlene Ottey in the Atlanta Olympics 100m.

In the March 2000 issue of Track & Field News, several Bruins were cited in T&FN "Highlights of the 20th Century". Jackie Joyner Kersee was named the Women:s Athlete of the Century, with Evelyn Ashford, Gail Devers and Florence Griffith Joyner earning honorable mention. On the "All-Century Team" (by event), in women:s competition, Ashford was named the No. 1 performer of the century in the 100m, with Devers honorable mention, Flo Jo was honorable mention in the 200m and JJK was No. 1 in the heptathlon and honorable mention in the long jump. On the "All-Century Team" in men:s competition, Kevin Young (400m hurdles) and Mike Powell (long jump) were honorable mention. In the "Athlete of the Decade" category, in women:s competition, Devers was second (behind France's Marie-Jose Perec) and JJK was fourth.

UCLA's cross country and track and field teams were well represented on the Athletic Director's (3.00gpa or above) Honor Roll for winter quarter.

Women's CC:Kara Barnard, Christina Bowen, Elaine Canchola, Kelly Grimes, Peggy Hall, Carolyn King, Gina Turpel.

Women's T&F : Christine Ahn, Kristin Ayers, Karen Bewley, Christine Chan, Jenny Chan, Brooke Fitzgerald, Alynda Franco, Elaine Harwell, Bridge Hatch, Erica Hoernig, Suzanne Linn, Heather Newlin, Kelly O'Connor, Tracy O'Hara, Bridget Pearson, Karina Powell, Chaniqua Ross, Heather Sickler, Kristen Tucker.

Men's CC : Scott Abbott, Bryan Green, Justin Patananan, Matt Pitts.

Men's T & F : CJ Bell, Malachi Davis, Jared Drake, Brandon Foster, Joe Franklin, Omar Hart, Tom Jonsson, Nate Marum, Steve Michels, Narc Narcisse, Roger Van Sluis,


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