2001 UCLA Women's/Men's Track & Field Release

May 15, 2001

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Jeanette Bolden's UCLA women's team and Art Venegas' Bruin men's squad will compete this weekend at the 2001 Pacific-10 T & F Championships, in Berkeley and hosted by the University of California (42nd annual men, 15th annual women). Scoring is 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.

The Bruin women have won the conference championship 11 times. In the last seven seasons under Bolden, UCLA has won on six occasions, including the last four years in a row.

UCLA's men have won the league title 16 times, including six occasions in the 1990s (1992-93-94-95-96-98).

On Saturday (May 19) at Edwards Stadium, the field events will begin at 10 a.m. and the running events at 1 p.m., concluding at 5:30 p.m. with the women's and men's 10,000m finals. On Saturday, there are 12 finals.

On Sunday (May 20, all finals), field events begin at 9:30 a.m. and track events at 1 p.m. The meet will end at 4:15 p.m. with the running of the women's and men's 4 X 400m relays.

The Pac-10 Multi-event Championships were held last weekend (May 12-13) at Cal, with Oregon's Santiago Lorenzo winning the decathlon (7,617, 10 team points for the Ducks) and Washington State's Ellannee Richardson (5,578 points) and Whitney Evans (5,546 points) finishing one-two in the heptathlon, giving the Cougars 18 team points.

Fox Sports Net will distribute a tape-delayed show on Friday, May 25, starting at 11 a.m. PDT. Please check your local listing for air date.

National Rankings

In last week's (May 7, this week's new rankings come out on Tuesday, May 15) national rankings, Trackwire had the UCLA women again at No. 1 (82 points). In the eight weeks of outdoor rankings, the Bruin women have been No. 1 on six occasions, including the last four weeks. The Bruin men have not been ranked for the last two weeks.

In the IAAF-USATF Team Power Rankings (May 7), the UCLA women were still No. 1 (400.82 points) and the Bruin men were No. 3 (360.73).

Trackwire is based upon predictions as to how teams will score at the 2001 NCAA Outdoor (May 30-June 2, Eugene, OR) and the Team Power Ranking is computer scoring based on a team's individual marks and dual meet strength.

Looking Ahead (Wed.-Sat., May 30-June 2)

The 2001 NCAA Outdoor T & F Championships will be held May 30-June 2 (Wed.-Sat.) in Eugene and hosted by the University of Oregon. Scoring will be 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1.

Last winter, the UCLA women won the 2001 NCAA Indoor title (for the second year in a row). The Bruin women are looking to become the third women's team in collegiate track and field history to win both the NCAA Outdoor and Indoor crowns in the same season (LSU did it eight times, 1997-96-95-94-93-91-89-87 and Texas on three occasions, 1999-98-86).

The UCLA women have won the NCAA Outdoor twice (the Bruins won the first two women's NCAA Outdoor meets in 1983-82). During Bolden's seven seasons as head coach, the Bruin women have finished in the Top three at the NCAA Outdoor on six occasions, including second-place finishes in 1999-98-95 (the UCLA women placed third in 2000-97-94).

The Bruin men have won the NCAA Outdoor twice (1988-87). In the 1990s, the UCLA men finished in the Top 10 on seven occasions (1998-97-96-95-93-92-90).

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