April 30, 2002
UCLA men's head track & field coach Art Venegas has announced four National Letter of Intent signings for athletes who will be freshmen for the Bruin men next season in track and field.
The athletes are:
Chauncee Smith, San Diego, University City HS - opened the current prep outdoor season running a 10.83 (100m), one of the top sprint marks in the State.
Craig Everhart, Tacoma, WA, Davis HS - As a junior in 2001, Everhart ran a 47.09 (400m), the No. 5 11th grade mark in the U. S.
Michael Landers, Merced, Golden Valley HS In 2002 as a senior, Landers' early pole vault marks are 15-9i and 15-6 outdoors. As a junior last season, he was the CA State HS champion and his 16-3 was the No. 2 11th grade mark in the U. S.
Brian Ruziecki, Huntington Beach, CA HS - Has opened the current prep outdoor season with marks of 61-0 (shot put) and 184-0 (discus). As a junior in 2001, Ruziecki's top marks were 60-7 and 188-2, No. 20 on the U. S. prep chart.