Feb. 19, 2002
Art Venegas' UCLA men's track and field team this weekend (Friday-Saturday, Feb. 22-23) will compete at the MPSF Indoor Championships, held in Flagstaff, Ariz. and hosted by Northern Arizona University's J. Walkup Skydome.
On Friday (Feb. 22), competition starts at 1 p.m. MT and concludes at 4 p.m. MT (there are eight finals-m/w long jump, m/w weight throw, w pole vault, m high jump, m/w 3000m) and on Saturday (all finals), the meet starts at 10 a.m. MT and ends at 2:05 p.m. MT.
The Bruins are currently No. 26 on the latest U. S. collegiate power rankings, based on a team's individual marks and dual meet strength.
On the current NCAA Indoor shot put chart, Wiegand is No. 6, with a mark of 64-7.75, Ames is No. 11 (62-5.75) and Moser is No. 16 (61-5). In the 35lb. weight throw, Moser is No. 15 (68-2.25) and Ames is No. 41 (61-1.50).
Lipscomb's time of 21.22 in the 200m is No. 15 on the current NCAA list.
In this week's MPSF Indoor lists, other Bruins to watch this weekend in Flagstaff are - sophomore Nick Thornton in the 800m (No. 2, 1:50.69), sophomore Denye Versher in the 400m (No. 4, 47.56), UCLA's 4 X 400m relay (No. 3, 3:12.15), sophomore Juaune Armon in the long (No. 3, 24-6.25) and triple jumps (No. 3, 49-7.75). Wiegand (shot put) and Moser (weight throw) are leaders on this week's MPSF list.
Results of the 2002 MPSF Indoor Championships can be obtained on the web at mpsports.org and www.arizcats.com.
Upcoming meets include the USA Indoor Championships on March 1-2 in New York City and the NCAA Indoor Championships on March 8-9 in Fayetteville, AR.