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Bruins Compete At MPSF Indoor Track & Field Championships This Weekend
By: UCLA Athletics

Feb. 19, 2001

Selective members of the UCLA women's and men's track and field teams this weekend (Feb. 23-24) will travel to Flagstaff, AZ for the MPSF Indoor Championships, hosted by Northern Arizona.

Last weekend (Feb. 17), the Bruins competed at the Air Force Indoor Open, held in Colorado Springs, CO and hosted by the Air Force Academy.

In women's competition at Air Force, the Bruins captured five individual titles, along with winning the mile relay. UCLA's event winners were: freshman Sheena Johnson in the 400m (56.22), junior Darnesha Griffith in the high jump (6-0 3/4, personal-best, NCAA provisional qualifier), sophomore Karen Bewley in the pole vault (11-11 3/4), senior Deana Simmons in the triple jump (42-11 1/2, NCAA provisional) and senior Christina Tolson in the weight throw (62-7 1/4, NCAA provisional). The Bruin women's mile relay set a meet record with their winning time of 3:49.76.

Also performing well for the Bruin women were: in the 400m, UCLA went one- through-four in the 400m (Johnson, junior Bunmi Ogunleye, second, 56.71, freshman Adia McKinnon, third, 56.95, freshman Nicole Gaskins, fourth, 58.18), in the shot put, UCLA went two-through-four (Tolson, second, top collegian, 55-4 3/4, NCAA provisional, freshman Jessica Cosby, third, 52-2 3/4, NCAA provisional, junior Chaniqua Ross, fourth, 50-7 1/2, NCAA provisional) and in the weight throw, sophomore Cari Soong was second (62-5 1/4, NCAA provisional).

For the UCLA men at Air Force, the Bruins had two event winners - freshman Oliver Jackson in the long jump (24-8 1/4) and junior Scott Moser in the weight throw (61-6 3/4).

Other top performances for the UCLA men included: in the pole vault (sophomore Jared Drake and senior Steve Michels tied for third, 16-9 1/2), in the triple jump (freshman Tony Ortiz was second, 47-7 1/4 and Jackson was fourth, 46-10 3/4), in the shot put, the Bruins went two-four-five-and-six (Moser, second, top collegian, 62-0 1/2, NCAA provisional, sophomore Jack Clamon, fourth, 58-6 1/2, NCAA provisional, freshman Dan Ames, fifth, 57-10 1/4, NCAA provisional, sophomore Scott Wiegand, sixth, 56-6 1/2) and in the weight throw, Ames was second (60-0 1/4).

Looking ahead, the Bruins will compete in a last chance NCAA Indoor qualifying meet at Ames, IA on March 2, selected Bruin women and men vaulters and throwers will travel to Atlanta on March 2-3 for the USA Indoor and on March 9-10, the U. of Arkansas will host the 2001 NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville. Last season, the Bruin women won the team title, the first NCAA Indoor championship in school history.

EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Jan 16
vs. Lumberjack Team ...
Flagstaff, AZ
Recap
Friday, Jan 22
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
Recap
Saturday, Jan 23
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
Recap
Friday, Jan 29
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
Recap
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
Recap
Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Friday, Feb 12 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 13 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
Friday, Feb 26 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Mar 05 - All Day PST
vs. Ben Brown ...
Fullerton, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Saturday, Mar 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Tuesday, Mar 22 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Apr 14 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 22 - All Day PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - All Day PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Sunday, May 08 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS