Bruins Ranked No. 1 in the U. S. by Trackwire

May 4, 2004

After defeating USC last Saturday in the annual dual meet at Drake Stadium, UCLA swept past LSU in this week's update to the Trackwire 25 for women, opening up a 12-point lead in the race for the national title in outdoor track & field. Texas holds No. 3. For the last four consecutive weeks, the Bruin women had been rated No. 2 in the U. S.

Available online since the 1997 season, the Trackwire 25 has established itself as the most widely respected and reported ranking of Division I collegiate track & field teams. During the collegiate track season, weekly updates are available via email, and free registration is available at www.trackwire.com.

The Trackwire 25 is compiled by respected track & field statistician Gary Verigin. Please contact Gary by email at verytrackwire@charter.net with any comments or corrections.

The Trackwire 25 for Women, including team rankings and projected national meet scores:

1. UCLA, 68
2. LSU, 56
3. Texas, 53
4. Nebraska, 47
5. South Carolina, 39
6. Miami, 36
7. Florida, 34
8. Georgia, 32
9. Tennessee, 31
10. Stanford, 28
=11. Arkansas, 21
=11. North Carolina, 21
13. Northern Arizona, 19
14. USC, 18
15. Providence, 16
16. Florida State, 15
=17. Texas A&M, 14
=17. BYU, 14
=19. San Diego State, 13
=19. Colorado State, 13
=21. Cal, 12
=21. Cal Poly, 12
23. Oregon, 11
=24. Penn State, 10
=24. Kansas State, 10
=24. Georgia Tech, 10
=24. Mississippi State, 10

The Trackwire 25 projects a hypothetical score for the NCAA meet, factoring in injury reports and other variables supported by information gathered from coaches and NCAA-qualfying competitions across the country. This projection is generated by scoring the Dandy Dozen, a power ranking of the top 12 athletes and relay squads in each NCAA event.

In this week's Dandy Dozen, these Bruin women are listed: 400m - junior Monique Henderson, No. 3 (51.20); 800m-sophomore Ashley Caldwell, No. 12 (2:07.41); 1500m- senior Lena Nilsson, No. 2 (injured, no outdoor mark); 100mH - senior Sheena Johnson, No. 3, 13.00); 400mH - senior Sheena Johnson, No. 2 (56.45, defending NCAA Outdoor champion); 4 X 100m Relay-No. 5 (43.78); 4 X 400m Relay-No. 6 (3:33.18); HJ - sophomore Sheena Gordon, No. 3 (6-1.25); PV - sophomore Chelsea Johnson, No. 1(15-0, current NCAA Outdoor record-holder); LJ - junior Candice Baucham, No. 8 (20-9.75); TJ - junior Candice Baucham, No. 5 (43-10)/sophomore Sheena Gordon, No. 12 (42-9.50); SP - junior Jessica Cosby, No. 4 (56-7.25)/freshman Kamaiya Warren, No. 6 (55-2.75); HT - senior Cari Soong, No. 5 (209-2).

The factors used to build the D12 include quantitative values that measure performances in past major competitions (such as conference championships, national championships and Olympic competition), durability and freedom from injuries, demonstrated ability to compete well in multiple rounds of competition, ability in other events, head-to-head competition with other top athletes, and personal or seasonal bests.

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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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