June 10, 2004
Austin, TX - At the 2004 NCAA Track & Field Championships, held at Texas' Mike A. Myers Stadium, the Bruin men have scored four points and are tied for ninth place with North Carolina State. Three Bruin men have advanced to their respective event finals.
Almost all of the yesterday's events were postponed yesterday due to inclement weather. As a result, field events will be competed as finals. The running events scheduled for yesterday will consist of preliminary rounds and finals (no semifinals).
Men (Top-five after two events scored) - 1. Arkansas 10, 1. LSU 10, 3. Arizona 8, 3. South Carolina 8, 5. Indiana 6, 5. Wisconsin 6
Long Jump - Senior co-captain Juaune Armon placed fourth with a season best wind-aided jump of 26-0 (7.92m, +2.6). Armon received All-America recognition, the third of his career, and scored UCLA's first four points of the meet. LSU's John Moffitt won the event on the final jump of the night. He jumped 27-6.75 (8.40m) for the title.
Field (Top-12 finishers overall advance to the final unless otherwise noted.)
Hammer Throw - Senior co-captain Dan Ames placed seventh in the second flight of the prelim. He threw 205-11 (62.76m) to qualify as one of the 12 hammer finalists.
Shot Put - In the first flight of the shot put, sophomore Jake Knight placed eighth, 16th overall, with a throw of 59-3.50 (18.07m). Ames and sophomore Jeremy Silverman competed in the second flight. Ames placed third, throwing 62-8 (19.10m). It was also the third best throw overall. Silverman finished eighth, 14th overall, with a throw of 59-6.75 (18.15m). Ames advanced to the final. Knight and Silverman did not advance to the final.
Track (Top nine finishers overall advance to the final unless otherwise noted.)
100m - Sophomore Matt Bruno finished ninth in heat three, 24th overall, in 10.57 (w: 2.7).
110m Hurdles - Junior Tony Golston was eighth in heat three, 24th overall, in 14.11 (w: 1.7).
800m - Senior Nick Thornton finished ninth in heat three, 26th overall, in 1:52.76.
1500m - Juniors Jon Rankin and Ben Aragon competed in the second heat of the 1500m. Rankin finished sixth, 13th overall, in 3:47.75. Aragon finished ninth in 3:48.10, 16th overall. The top-12 finishers advanced to the final.
4x400m - The Bruin squad of Brandon Johnson, Mario Bassani, Denye' Versher and Craig Everhart ran 3:04.09 to finish third in the third heat. It was the seventh best time of the day. The Bruins advance to Saturday's final as a time qualifier.