Feb. 28, 2004
Seattle, WA - At the 2004 MPSF Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by Washington at Dempsey Indoor Stadium, the Bruins won their third consecutive MPSF title scoring 127 points. Cal was the runner-up with 108 points, followed by third-place Stanford (82.5 points). Rounding out the Top-Five were Arizona (fourth, 77.5) and Oregon (fifth, 66.5).
Three Bruins defended their 2003 individual titles. Craig Everhart won the 400m in a provisional time of 46.85. Nick Thornton won the 800m in a provisional 1:49.61. And, senior Dan Ames defended his shot put and weight throw titles. In the shot put, he threw a NCAA automatic mark of 64-3 (19.58m). And, in the weight throw, he threw 69-0.50 (21.04).
Also victorious was UCLA's 4x400m relay. Competing for the first time this season, the squad of Everhart, Thornton, Mario Bassani and Denye Versher won in a facility record 3:09.07 (provisional). The previous record of 3:09.35 was set by Arizona State last year.
This Saturday, March 6, UCLA will compete at the Last Chance Meet in Seattle. The Bruins will also kick off the 2004 outdoor season, hosting Cal Poly-SLO, Cal State LA and Fullerton at Drake Stadium.