April 22, 2002
Art Venegas' UCLA men's track & field squad this weekend (April 27-28) will travel to San Diego to compete in the UC San Diego Invitational. It will be the Bruins' final competition before the UCLA/USC annual dual meet, held Saturday, May 4 at UCLA's Drake Stadium.
Last Weekend at Mt. SAC Relays
Last weekend (April 20-21), selected members of the Bruin men's track & field team competed at the Mt. SAC Relays, held in Walnut.
Bruin Men at Mt. SAC
Junior Kyle Erickson, senior C. J. Bell and sophomore Charles Ryan paced the UCLA men at Mt. SAC. Erickson, from Elmhurst, IL (York HS), in Sunday?s Invitational 400m hurdles, placed third in a personal-best time of 49.68 (NCAA automatic, No. 4 in UCLA history). Erickson also ran the anchor (45.4) on the UCLA 4 X 400m relay that placed sixth (3:07.25, season-best, NCAA provisional) in Sunday?s Invitational. Erickson is UCLA's nominee for the Pac-10 Men's Track Athlete of the Week honor.
Bell, from Redlands HS, in Saturday's pole vault, took second, in a personal-best 17-4 1/2 (NCAA provisional). He's the Bruin nominee for Pac-10 Men?s Field Athlete of the Week.
Ryan, from Richmond (McClymonds HS), in Sunday?s Invitational 110m hurdles, was fourth (13.79, personal-legal best, NCAA provisional, No. 7 in school history).
Also performing well at Mt. SAC for the Bruin men were freshman Ben Aragon, placing third (3:51.11) in Saturday?s University 1500m, sophomore Juaune Armon, fourth (24-10w) in Sunday?s Invitational long jump, senior Michael Lipscomb, won his University Open heat on Sunday, in a season-best time of 20.89, senior Scott Moser, who placed seventh (196-6) in Sunday's Invitational discus, freshman Nick Thornton, who won (1:51.70) his 800m heat on Saturday and freshman Jonathan Williams, placing fifth (14.64) on Sunday in his 110m hurdle heat.
Long Beach Invitational
Selected members of the Bruin men's track & field squad also competed Saturday (April 20) at the Long Beach State Invitational.
The UCLA men were led by ? junior John McCauley, winning his 100m (10.67w, +4.76) and 200m (21.75, season-best) heats, junior Brandon Foster, placing second in his 100m (10.96, season-best) and 200m (21.96, season-best) heats and freshman Tony Golston, winning his 400m heat (50.69).