Johnson, Leach and Craddock Named Pac-10 Athletes of the Year

June 19, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, CA -- The Pac-10 Conference office honored three Bruins on Monday with various year ending honors, highlighted by senior Chelsea Johnson being named the Women's Field Athlete of the Year.

Johnson won the pole vault title at the Pac-10 Championships, regaining her NCAA Collegiate Record in the process, with a clearance of 15-1. She then went on to win the West Region title and All-American honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with her second-place finish in that event.

Johnson also broke the Pac-10 Meet, Pac-10 Conference and UCLA school records with her performance at the conference championship meet.

Joining Johnson with Pac-10 honors are freshmen Nicole Leach and Kevin Craddock. The Bruins swept the Newcomer of the Year awards after impressive seasons by both athletes in their first season as Bruins.

Leach won the Pac-10 and West Region titles in the 400m hurdles before wrapping up her first collegiate season with All-American honors with her fifth-place finish at Nationals.

Craddock finished second at both the Pac-10 and West Region Championships in the high hurdles, and then earned All-American honors with his eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships.

Johnson and Leach continue their season this weekend in Indianapolis, IN at the USATF Senior/Junior National Championships, while Craddock's season has come to a close.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
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