Sua Leads UCLA Women's Track Contingent Indoors

Feb. 28, 2000

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA senior Seilala Sua leads a contingent of six Bruin women into this weekend's USA 2000 Indoor Track and Field Championships. The meet will take place on Friday-Saturday (March 3-4) at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

Joining Sua at the indoor nationals are five other Bruins - throwers, junior Christina Tolson and sophomore Chaniqua Ross, along with pole vaulters, junior Erica Hoernig and sophomores, Tracy O'Hara and Heather Sickler. Sua and Tolson will compete in both the shot put and 20lb. weight throw, while Ross is entered only in the shot put.

In NCAA Indoor rankings this year, Sua leads the nation's collegiate ranks in the shot put (56-4 1/2) and is fourth in the 20lb. weight throw (65-11 3/4). Last year in outdoor competition, she placed sixth in the World Championships in the discus (highest finish ever by a U. S. woman), won for the second consecutive season the U. S. Outdoor discus title and at the NCAA Outdoor, she won both the shot put and discus.

Also in this week's NCAA Indoor throwing rankings, Tolson, who sat out last season after transferring to UCLA from CS Northridge, is No. 3 in the shot put (55-0 1/4) and No. 10 in the weight throw (63-3 3/4), while Ross is No. 10 in the shot (52-5 1/4).

O'Hara in outdoor vault competition last season set the Pac-10 record (13-4 1/4) and finished second at the NCAA (13-1 1/2). Hoernig is a two-time NCAA Indoor All-American.

In this week's NCAA Indoor vault rankings, O'Hara is first (13-10), Hoernig is seventh (12-9 1/2) and Sickler is 11th (12-6 1/4).

Looking ahead, these six athletes, along with senior triple jumper Deana Simmons, sophomore high jumper Darnesha Griffith and the Bruin women's distance medley relay, will compete at the 2000 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. The NCAA Indoor will be March 10-11 (Friday-Saturday) in Fayetteville, AR and hosted by the University of Arkansas. In the latest TrackWire indoor collegiate rankings, the Bruin women are tied for first in the nation with LSU. Texas, the two-time defending NCAA Outdoor champion is third.


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Flagstaff, AZ
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Friday, Jan 22
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
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vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
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vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
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Fayetteville, AR
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vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
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vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
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Friday, Feb 12
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
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vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, Feb 20 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
Friday, Feb 26 - TBA PST
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Seattle, WA
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Seattle, WA
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Fullerton, CA
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Birmingham, AL
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Birmingham, AL
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Norwalk, CA
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Norwalk, CA
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Seattle, WA
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Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 14 - All Day PST
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Seattle, WA
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