Bruins Tied For Fifth at NCAA Indoor Championships

March 12, 2004

Fayetteville, AR - At the conclusion of the first day of competition at the 2004 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, held at Arkansas' Randal Tyson Track Center, the Bruins are tied for fifth place with LSU. Both schools have scored 11 points. Arkansas, the defending NCAA indoor and outdoor champion, leads with 23 points. Texas and Florida are tied for second with 21 points. Rounding out the top-five of the 40 teams are Purdue (13 points), UCLA and LSU.

In today's action, senior Bruin co-captains Dan Ames and Juaune Armon each received All-America honors. Ames was the highest placing Bruin, finishing third in the shot put with a throw of 65-6.75 (19.98m). It is a personal best for Ames and No. 6 on UCLA's all-time list. Ames also received All-America recognition, the eighth of his career. Armon placed fourth in the long jump with a mark of 26-1.75 (7.97m). It was a season best and just 1.25 inches shy of his personal best 26-3. Armon also received All-America honors, the second of his collegiate career.

Junior Ben Aragon placed sixth in the second heat of the mile run. His time of 4:04.42 was 11th overall, the top-10 advanced to the final.

The distance medley relay squad of Jon Rankin, Craig Everhart, Nick Thornton and Aragon placed 12th in tonight's final in 9:49.53.

Looking Ahead
The NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships will conclude tomorrow, March 13. Ames will compete in the weight throw and Pat Luke will be in the pole vault.


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Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
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Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
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Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
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Friday, Feb 12
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
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Friday, Feb 26
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, Feb 27
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
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Friday, Mar 11
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
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Saturday, Mar 12
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
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Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Apr 01
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Apr 01
vs. The Legends Distance ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Friday, Apr 15
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Norwalk, CA
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Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Olympic Training ...
Chula Vista, CA
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vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Sunday, May 01 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 08 - All Day PST
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Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 14 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 15 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Thursday, May 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Friday, May 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Saturday, May 28 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Wednesday, Jun 08 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jun 09 - All Day PST
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Eugene, OR
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Eugene, OR
Saturday, Jun 11 - All Day PST
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Eugene, OR
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