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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.

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Saturday, Apr 02
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Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 09
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Friday, Apr 15
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Norwalk, CA
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Norwalk, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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Chula Vista, CA
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San Diego, CA
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Saturday, Apr 23
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Eagle Rock, CA
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Seattle, WA
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Seattle, WA
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