March 14, 2003
Fayetteville, AR - After the first day of competition at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, held at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, AR, the Bruins scored three points. Competing for the Bruin men were junior Dan Ames (Lakeside, CA/El Capitan) and sophomore Ben Aragon (West Hills, CA/Santee).
In the 35-lb. weight throw final, Ames placed sixth and scored three points with a throw of 68-00.25 (20.73m). Thomas Freeman of Manhattan won the weight throw title with a throw of 71-2.50 (21.70m). With today's performance, Ames earned his third indoor All-America honor (2002 and 2001 indoor shot put).
In his first trip to the NCAA Indoor Championships, Aragon competed in the preliminaries of the mile. He placed fourth in his heat in 4:08.39, but did not advance to the final.
The NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships will continue tomorrow, March 15, at the Randal Tyson Track Center. Ames and senior Scott Wiegand (Arcadia, CA/Arcadia) will compete in the men's shot put.