May 31, 2002
2002 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships
May 29-June 1
Baton Rouge, LA
Bernie Moore Stadium
Friday, May 31st Results (Day Three)-the meet was postponed for over an hour because of lightening/thunder and rain.
Team Standings: Women-(After 12 events) 1. UCLA 44, 2. South Carolina 40, 3. Florida 24, 4. USC 19, 5. (tie) Washington State, North Carolina State and Nebraska 16, 8. Stanford 15, 9. (tie) Kansas State and Colorado 13.
Men-(After 10 events) 1. LSU 39, 2. (tie) South Carolina and Florida 19 4. (tie) Texas and Tennessee (18). 6. Georgia 15, 7. Eastern Michigan 14, 8. UTEP 12, 9. (tie) Auburn and Penn 11, 11. (tied with several teams) USC 10, 22. (tie) UCLA 6.
Discus-the Bruin men picked up six points in the men's discus, with senior Scott Moser placing fourth (five points) and sophomore Dan Ames in eighth-place (one point). Moser's mark was 198-3 and Ames' was 193-1. True freshman Jason Rider also qualified and he placed 17th, with a mark of 176-9. Moser at the last two NCAA Outdoor meets has been the top placing American (he finished third in 2001) and he has now earned All-American honors five times during his Bruin Outdoor and Indoor career, including twice at this meet (11th in the hammer, 202-4, top eight Americans and fourth in the discus). "I'm not sad this is over because I will continue to throw and train at UCLA under Art Venegas," said Moser, who will graduate later this month. "I would have liked to win this event (discus), but I had a good meet here and my head is up. Two years in a row in the discus I have been the top American." Moser ends his Bruin career at No. 3 all-time (206-8) in the discus and No. 5 all-time in the hammer throw (210-11.50). Ames earns All-American honors for the third time in his Bruin career.
Pole Vault-senior C.J. Bell, who placed second in this event at the Pac-10, tied for 11th place, with a vault of 16-10.75.