Dec. 11, 2001
UCLA Head coach Art Venegas has signed two recruits for the Bruin men's track and field team - Matthew Bruno and Justin Nelson will join the Bruins in the fall of 2002 as true freshmen.
Bruno is a sprinter from Mission Viejo, CA (Trabuco Hills HS). As a junior, he was the CIF Division II 100m champion, winning in a personal best 10.62. Bruno also won the Master's Meet, qualifying him for the CA State meet. At State, he ran a wind-aided 10.5 in the 100m preliminaries and finished third in the finals.
Justin Nelson is a high jumper from Murrietta, CA (Murrietta Valley HS). He finished second at the 2001 CA State Meet with a jump of 6-10. He was league champion in the high jump and also competes in the triple jump.