Feb. 13, 2005
Five UCLA men picked up NCAA provisional qualifying marks at the Tyson Indoor Invitational in Fayetteville, AR on Saturday. The Bruins were led by a first place finish by Martell Munguia, who ran a qualifying time of 1:49.22 in the 800m.
Jake Knight and John Caulfield threw qualifying marks in the shot put, as Knight threw a season-best 60-1 to place fourth and Caulfield threw 59-4.25 to finish fifth. Yoo Kim placed fifth in the pole vault with a qualifying mark of 17-4.50, but has already jumped an automatic 18-1 (Husky Invite, 1/29/05). Rounding out the NCAA qualifiers on Saturday was Craig Everhart who placed sixth in the 400m in a time of 47.20.
Michael Johnson, Jr. had an impressive meet, placing second in the triple jump with an indoor-best of 50-1.75. Erik Emilsson placed second in the 3000m (8:17.79), while Jon Rankin, running in a separate section of the 3000m, placed 12th in a time of 8:24.81.
The men's track and field team will be off for two weeks as they prepare for the MPSF Indoor Championships Feb. 25-26 in Seattle, WA.