April 17, 2002
Jeanette Bolden's UCLA women's and Art Venegas' Bruin men's track and field teams will compete at the Antelope Valley Invitational (Antelope Valley, CA), Pomona Invitational (Pomona, CA), Azusa Pacific Multi-Events (Azusa, CA), Long Beach Invitational (Long Beach, CA) and Mt. SAC Relays (Walnut, CA).
On Thursday, April 18, the Antelope Valley Invitational and Azusa Pacific Multi-Events will take place. On Friday, April 19, the Bruins will compete at the Pomona Invitational, Azusa Pacific Multi-Events and Mt. SAC Relays. On Saturday, April 20, the Bruins will continue competition at the Mt. SAC Relays and the Long Beach Invitational. On Sunday, April 21, the Bruins will conclude competition at the Mt. SAC Relays.
This week ( April 15), in Trackwire's third outdoor season poll, the Bruin women are rated No. 2 in the nation (up from last week's No. 3 spot). The UCLA men are ranked No. 20 (tie) this week (the Bruin men were not ranked last week).
In this week's Team Power Ranking (based on individual marks and dual meet strength), in the women's ratings, UCLA is No. 1 (385.27). In the men's rankings, UCLA is No. 3 (352.57), behind No. 1 Nebraska (371.58) and No. 2 Tennessee (362.17), the defending NCAA Outdoor men's champion. In UCLA's first home meet of the season, March 16 at Drake Stadium, the Bruin women and men defeated Washington State and California in dual and triangular scoring.
Last Saturday-April 13
Bruins Beat BYU/CS Northridge at Drake On Saturday, April 13, UCLA's track & field teams defeated Brigham Young and CS Northridge in both dual and triangular scoring at Drake Stadium.
Jeanette Bolden's Bruin women, rated No. 3 in the nation by Trackwire, improved to 4-0 overall in 2002 outdoor dual competition with victories over BYU (123-70), tied for No. 6 in the U. S., and CS Northridge (116-81, Northridge beat BYU 100-88 in dual scoring). The Bruin women also won the triangular competition (UCLA 169, CSN 117, BYU 101). In her ninth season as the Bruin women's track & field head coach, Bolden's career dual meet record is an unbeaten 67-0.
Art Venegas' UCLA men's team also improved to 4-0 overall in dual competition with wins over BYU (118-63), the Cougars are tied for No. 22 this week in the U. S., and CS Northridge (123-63, Northridge lost to BYU, 86-85 in dual scoring). The Bruin men also won the triangular (UCLA 173, BYU 97, CS Northridge 94).
The Bruin women had 11 individual event winners, led by true freshman Monique Henderson, sophomore Sheena Johnson and senior Bunmi Ogunleye. Henderson, the prep woman's national record holder in the 400m, won the 400m (52.80, NCAA provisional qualifier) and ran on both of UCLA's