March 1, 2003
Art Venegas' Bruin men's track & field team on Saturday at Drake Stadium opened the 2003 home outdoor season with a quadrangular win over Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, CS Fullerton and CS Los Angeles. (39).
On the track, the Bruins were led by senior John Barbieri (Carpinteria HS), who won the 400m hurdles (52.31, NRQ) and ran the anchor on UCLA's winning 4 X 400m relay (3:14.17). Other Bruin winners on the track were - sophomore Ben Aragon (Santee/West Hills HS) in the 800m (1:50.89, NRQ, personal-best), sophomore Jon Rankin (Spring Valley/Monte Vista HS) in the 1500m (3:47.66, NRQ) and sophomore Jonathan Williams (Los Angeles/Notre Dame HS), who was first in the 110m hurdles (14.23, NRQ, personal-best) and second in the 400m hurdles (52.81).
In the field, the Bruins were led by redshirt freshman Jeremy Silverman (Annville, PA/Annville-Cleona HS), who won both the shot put (58-7.25, NRQ) and hammer throw (176-0). Other Bruin winners in the field were- senior Kevin Weaver (McKinleyville HS) in the high jump (6-8.25) and junior Juaune Armon in the long jump (24-10, NRQ).
Next week the Bruins return to indoor competition. On Saturday, March 8 there is a last chance qualifying indoor meet in Seattle, WA and then on March 14-15, the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) will host the 2003 NCAA Indoor T & F meet.