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Men's Track & Field Head North for NCAA Outdoor Championships
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  06/05/2006

June 5, 2006

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Art Venegas' UCLA men's track and field team will head north to Sacramento (June 7-10) for the 2006 NCAA Outdoor Championships as the team looks for a strong team finish and numerous all-american honors.

CBS will run live coverage beginning at 12:30 pm (PST) until 3:00 pm (PST) on Saturday. CSTV will also televise events on Friday from 5:00 pm (PST) to 7:00 pm (PST).

After a successful West Region meet, UCLA automatically qualified eight athletes to the NCAA meet, while five received at-large bids. Below is a list of the athletes who will compete at nationals, along with their rank heading into the meet, and the time and day they will compete.

400m - Craig Everhart, 8th (45.68); First round at 6:10 pm on Wednesday; Semifinal at 5:35 pm on Friday; Final at 1:20 pm on Saturday

800m - Martell Munguia, 17th (1:48.50); First round at 3:55 pm on Wednesday; Semifinal at 5:05 pm on Thursday; Final at 12:15 pm on Saturday

110m Hurdles - Kevin Craddock, 18th (13.73); First round at 4:50 pm on Wednesday; Semifinal at 6:45 pm on Wednesday; Final at 5:15 pm on Friday

Pole Vault - Mike Landers, 14th (17-8.50); David Shortenhaus, 21st (17-5); Qualifying round at 4:45 pm on Wednesday; Final at 4:30 pm on Friday

Long Jump - Joel Tuosto, 12th (25-6.75); Qualifying at 7:15 pm on Wednesday; Final at 6:30 pm on Thursday

Triple Jump - Dominique Easterling, 17th (52-1.75); Michael Johnson, 24th (51-7.75); Qualifying at 1:00 pm on Friday; Final at 12:30 pm on Saturday

Shot Put - Jake Knight, 18th (61-3); Jeremy Silverman, 22nd (60-5.25); Qualifying round at 5:30 pm on Friday; Final at 12:30 pm on Saturday

Discus - Greg Garza, 12th, (194-1); Jason Rider, 14th (190-8); Qualifying at 7:00 pm on Wednesday; Final at 6:15 pm on Thursday

Hammer - Boldizsar Kocsor, 8th (219-1); Qualifying at 11:00 am on Wednesday; Final at 12:00 pm on Thursday

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