Venegas Named MPSF Men's Coach of the Year for Indoor Track

March 4, 2005

Art Venegas, in his 24th year with the Bruins' track and field program and his sixth season as head men's coach, earned his fourth-consecutive MPSF Men's Coach of the Year award by guiding the Bruins to their fourth successive MPSF Men's Indoor Championship team title. The Bruins' blew away the competition, scoring 180.5 team points to runner-up California's 94 points. The Bruin men earned four event titles (Yoo Kim - PV, Nick Thornton - 800m, Craig Everhart - 400m) and one NCAA automatic qualifying mark (Kim, 18-4.75, pole vault); seven provisional marks and one meet record (Kim, pole vault).

Venegas, regarded as the premier collegiate men and women's throwing coach in the nation and world-renowned for his coaching expertise with elite world championship athletes, directed UCLA throwers to third (John Caulfield) and fourth-place (Jake Knight) finishes in this year's MPSF men's shot, gained a win (Kamaiya Warren) and fourth-place finish in the women's shot (Briona Reynolds), as well as a second-place finish in the women's weight throw (Lara Saye).

In 2004, Venegas coached the Bruin men to back-to-back West Region outdoor titles, as well as the first Pac-10 Championship under his tenure at the helm of the UCLA program. At the NCAA Outdoor, three Bruins earned All-American honors. Venegas also directed the Bruin men to a 12th place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championship and in 2003, was named the Mondo West Region Indoor and Outdoor Coach of the Year after leading UCLA to their first ever NCAA West Region outdoor team title.


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Friday, Feb 26
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Seattle, WA
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Saturday, Feb 27
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Seattle, WA
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Friday, Mar 11
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Birmingham, AL
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Birmingham, AL
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Tuesday, Mar 22
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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Apr 01
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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 09
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Los Angeles, CA
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Norwalk, CA
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Friday, Apr 15
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Norwalk, CA
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Norwalk, CA
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Saturday, Apr 16
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Los Angeles, CA
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Chula Vista, CA
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San Diego, CA
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Saturday, Apr 23
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San Diego, CA
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Sunday, May 01
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Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, May 07
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Seattle, WA
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Sunday, May 08
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Seattle, WA
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Seattle, WA
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Sunday, May 15
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Seattle, WA
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Lawrence, KS
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Lawrence, KS
Saturday, May 28 - All Day PST
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Wednesday, Jun 08 - All Day PST
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Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jun 09 - All Day PST
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Eugene, OR
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Eugene, OR
Saturday, Jun 11 - All Day PST
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Eugene, OR
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