Jan. 29, 2001
UCLA women's and men's indoor track and field teams competed Saturday (Jan. 27) in the Penn State Invitational at State College, PA. Next Saturday (Feb. 3), the Bruins will split their teams and travel to two indoor meets, the Reno, NV Invite and the Northern Arizona Invite in Flagstaff.
At Penn State, the Bruin women were led by junior Bunmi Ogunleye and UCLA's 4 X 400m relays. In the long jump, Ogunleye placed 3rd, with a leap of 19-0. UCLA's two relays in the 4 X 400m placed second (3:45.03) and third (3:46.35).
Other top placements for the Bruin women included: senior Michelle Perry in the 60m hurdles (5th in the final, 8.45, 4th in qualifying, 8.48), in the high jump, junior Darnesha Griffith was fifth (5-8.50) and senior Heather Newlin tied for sixth (5-6), freshman Sheena Johnson was sixth (38-11.50) in the triple jump and in the 800m, senior Bridie Hatch was sixth (2:09.78) and sophomore Jessica Marr was ninth (2:10.22).
Also competing for the Bruin women: Griffith was 12th (17-11) in the long jump, sophomore Tiffany Burgess was 12th (2:12.04) in the 800m and junior Ysanne Williams was 17th (2:13.81), junior Elaine Canchola was 18th (9:57.27) in the 3000m and senior Gina Donnelly was 19th (5:08.31) in the mile.
UCLA's men had three competitors in the distance races: senior Will Bernaldo and Paul Muite and junior Andrew Wulf. Bernaldo was fifth (14:24.61) in the 5000m and in the mile, Muite was 11th (4:12.50) and Wulf was 25th (4:18.59).