Men's Track and Field Has Impressive Showing in Tucson

March 27, 2005

The UCLA men's track and field team had an impressive showing from both competing contingents this weekend as the distance runners picked up three regional qualifiers and two lifetime-bests at the Stanford Invitational, while the team in Tucson, AZ picked up 14 regional qualifiers and nine season or lifetime-best marks at the Jim Click Shootout.

In Palo Alto, CA, senior Jon Rankin and junior Erik Emilsson led the Bruins as both ran lifetime-bests and regional qualifying times in their respective events. Rankin placed second in the top section of the 1500m with a best time of 3:42.82, while Emilsson finished fourth in the steeplechase in a best of 8:46.65. Senior Ben Aragon picked up the third regional qualifier of the meet, running 3:44.87 in the 1500m, placing seventh overall.

Junior Martell Munguia placed 21st in the top section of the 800m (1:52.65), freshman Drew Shackleton finished 23rd in the 5000m (15:01.63) and junior Nick DeFelice placed 52nd in the 10,000m (31:15.73).

In Tucson, AZ numerous athletes had top performances of their careers as senior Jonathan Williams, junior Jeremy Silverman, and junior Craig Everhart led the Bruins. Williams won the 110m hurdles in a lifetime-best of 13.82* (regional qualifier), as well as the 400m hurdles in a regional qualifying time of 51.33*. Everhart led a Bruin sweep in the 400m, winning in a regional qualifying time of 46.38* and Silverman placed second in the shot put with a season-best toss of 63-6.25*.

Including Williams, Everhart and Silverman, the Bruins tallied 11 regional qualifying marks in Tucson: freshman John Caulfield (SP, 60-10, 3rd), senior Mario Bassani (400m, 47.17*, 3rd), freshman Greg Garza (DT, 176-4, 4th), senior Yoo Kim (PV, 17-2.75, 2nd), junior Jake Knight (SP, 57-7.75, 6th; HT, 183-4*, 8th), junior Andrew Ninow (HT, 188-6*, 6th), senior Denye' Versher (400m, 47.05*, 2nd), 4x100m (Chauncee Smith, Brandon Johnson, Williams, Everhart - 40.43*, 2nd) and the 4x400m relay (Bassani, Versher, Everhart, Johnson - 3:10.30, 1st).

Other Bruins who posted season or lifetime-bests on Saturday included - freshman Kevin Ahlstrom (400mH-54.60), junior Matt Bruno (100m-10.77, 200m-21.79), freshman Dustin DeLeo (PV-15-9), and Smith (200m-21.95).

* = season or lifetime-best


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Saturday, Jan 16
vs. Lumberjack Team ...
Flagstaff, AZ
Recap
Friday, Jan 22
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
Recap
Saturday, Jan 23
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
Recap
Friday, Jan 29
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
Recap
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
Recap
Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Friday, Feb 12 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 13 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
Friday, Feb 26 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Mar 05 - All Day PST
vs. Ben Brown ...
Fullerton, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Saturday, Mar 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Tuesday, Mar 22 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Apr 14 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 22 - All Day PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - All Day PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Sunday, May 08 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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