Rankin Doubles as No. 19 Bruins Hold on to Defeat the No. 6 Trojans, 83-80

April 30, 2005

Senior Jon Rankin pulled off the 800m/1500m double on Saturday, leading the No. 19 Bruins to a heated 83-80 victory over No. 6 USC in the 72nd annual dual meet match-up between the two teams. Rankin won the 1500m in a new lifetime-best, school record and meet record time of 3:40.39 (old best, 3:42.82) and won the 800m in a time of 1:47.54. Running in his third race of the day, the 5000m, Rankin placed third (15:00.78), insuring the UCLA team victory.

The Bruin throwers provided pivotal team points as they swept the men's discus and shot put. Freshman Greg Garza won the discus (178-5), while freshman John Caulfield (175-4) and junior Jeremy Silverman (169-8) finished second and third respectively. In the shot put, Caulfield won with a lifetime-best toss of 61-7.75, while Silverman placed second (61-5) and junior Jake Knight finished third (58-11.50). Senior Ely Dial picked up some key points in the javelin, winning with a throw of 207-11, while sophomore Jason Rider, who had knee surgery only a few weeks ago, placed third in the javelin with a lifetime-best throws of 191-1.

The Bruins also swept the 5000m as freshman Austin Ramos won in a lifetime-best of 14:44.31, junior Erik Emilsson placed second (14:54.49) and Rankin was third (15:00.78). Emilsson also won the steeplechase (8:54.40), while freshman Drew Shackleton ran a lifetime-best 9:33.90 to place second.

Sophomore Brandon Johnson won the 400m hurdles in a time of 50.25, while senior Jonathan Williams ran a season-best 51.04 to place second. Junior Craig Everhart ran a season-best 45.91 in the 400m to finish second, while Johnson dropped his lifetime-best to 46.66 for third.

Senior Yoo Kim won the pole vault (17-2.75) in just his second meet back after suffering a hand injury a few weeks ago in practice. In the high jump, freshman Dominique Easterling jumped a lifetime-best and regional qualifying mark of 6-10.75 to place third overall. Easterling also jumped a lifetime-best and regional qualifier in the triple jump (50-4.75), placing second in that event. Freshman Michael Johnson, Jr. also jumped a regional qualifier in the triple (49-9.75) to place third overall. In the long jump, Joel Tuosto placed third with a season-best 23-8.75.

In all, the Bruins had nine individual victories, 14 lifetime-bests, and 22 regional qualifying marks. USC now holds a 39-33 all-time record against UCLA.

Next weekend, May 7-8, UCLA will host the Pac-10 Multi-Event Championships, followed by the Pac-10 Championships May 14-15 at Drake Stadium.

USC/UCLA Dual Meet Results


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Friday, Mar 11
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
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Saturday, Mar 12
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
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Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Apr 01
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Apr 01
vs. The Legends Distance ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
-
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
-
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Olympic Training ...
Chula Vista, CA
-
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vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Sunday, May 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, May 07
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
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vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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Sunday, May 08
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, May 14
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
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Sunday, May 15
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
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Thursday, May 26
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Suspended
Friday, May 27
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
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vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Wednesday, Jun 08 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jun 09 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Friday, Jun 10 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Jun 11 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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