Bruins Host Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational

April 7, 2004

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UCLA will host the second annual Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational this Thursday through Saturday, April 8-10. The invitational, named after two of the greatest athletes to have ever competed at UCLA, will be held at Drake Stadium and Marshall Field.

Thursday's action will consist of the hammer throw Invitational. On Friday, University/Open competition will take place on both the track and in the field. Friday night will be highlighted by the University/Open and Invitational Distance Carnival. Saturday will consist entirely of Invitational events.

Collegiate teams scheduled to compete at this year's invitational are the Arizona Wildcats, Stanford Cardinal, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State Northridge and Utah State.

Saturday's invitational will be composed of some of the nation's elite athletes. Former Bruin NCAA Champions Ato Boldon (100m, 200m), Malachi Davis (4x400m), Brian Fell (4x400m, DMR), John Godina (SP, DT) and Jess Strutzel (800m, DMR) will be competing. Also entered are former All-Americans Kyle Erickson, Scott Slover and Scott Wiegand.

Also entered in Saturday's competition are: Track & Field News' 2003 Athlete of the Year, World 400m hurdles champion and former USC Trojan Felix Sanchez, 2003 World 400m indoor champion and outdoor runner-up Tyree Washington, 2003 U.S. discus champion Carl Brown, 2003 World 400m hurdles runner-up Joey Woody and 2000 Olympic gold medallist Maurice Greene.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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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