Pac-10 Championships Begin This Weekend At USC With Multi-Events Competition; UCLA Men Also At Oxy Invitational On Saturday

May 5, 2003

Art Venegas' UCLA men's track & field team on Saturday (May 10) will compete in the Oxy Invitational at Occidental College in Eagle Rock. The hammer begins at 11 a.m., remaining field events at 1 p.m. and the running events at 3 p.m.

This weekend (Saturday-Sunday/May 10-11) at USC will also mark the start of the 2003 Pacific-10 T & F Championships. This Saturday and Sunday USC will host the Pac-10 multi-events (men's decathlon/women's heptathlon) at Loker Stadium. On Saturday, the events begin at 2 p.m. (conclude at 8 p.m.) and on Sunday, it starts at noon (concludes at 7:15 p.m.). For the Bruin men, senior Andrew Phillips (Norwalk/Mayfair) will compete in the decathlon.

The following weekend (May 17-18), USC will host the 2003 Pac-10 Championship meet.

Last Saturday (May 3)/ Bruins Hosted UCLA Invitational at Drake Stadium/Final Home Meet of the 2003 Collegiate Outdoor Season

UCLA Men

The Bruin men were led by sophomore Yoo Kim (Rangoon, Burma/Deerfield Academy, MA) and freshman Ryan Hollins (Pasadena/Muir). Kim won the pole vault (18-0.50, a personal-best and the fifth Bruin in history to vault over 18-feet, NRQ). Hollins, the starting center on the Bruin men's basketball team, won the high jump (7-0.25, personal-best, NRQ).

Bruin winners on the track:

-100m - senior John McCauley (Buhl, ID HS), 10.85.

-200m (heat one) - sophomore Robbie Hambleton (San Marino/Loyola), 21.84 (personal-best).

-400m - sophomore Denye Versher (Oakland/St. Mary's), 47.73.

-800m (heat two) - sophomore Martell Mungia (Sacramento/Woodcreek), 1:50.92 (personal outdoor best, NRQ).

-1500m - senior Phil Young (La Canada HS), 3:54.00.

-110m Hurdles - sophomore Anthony Golston (San Diego/Point Loma), 14.24 ( personal-best, NRQ).

Bruin winners in the field:

-HJ - Hollins, 7-0.25 (personal-best, NRQ).

-PV - Kim, 18-0.50 (personal-best, tied for No. 4 in school history, fifth Bruin in history to vault over 18-feet, NRQ).

-HT - redshirt freshman Jeremy Silverman (Annville, PA/Annville-Cleona),180-4.

Other top Bruin performances were turned in by:

-senior John Barbieri (Carpinteria HS), placed third in the 400m hurdles, 52.14 (season-best, NRQ).

-senior Kevin Weaver (McKinleyville HS), second place in the high jump (7-0.25, season-best, NRQ). With Hollins and Weaver both jumping over seven-feet, it's the first time since the 1997 season the Bruin men have had two seven-foot high jumpers.

-junior Dan Ames (Lakeside/El Capitan), placed third in the shot put (61-10.50, top placing collegian). The event was won by Bruin great John Godina (67-6.75). Ames was also second in the discus (188-2). Godina also won the discus (200-1).

Bruin great Josh Johnson, son of UCLA legend Rafer Johnson, won the javelin (217-8) and Octavius Gillespie, who was a Bruin senior in 2002, won the long jump (22-3.50).

Looking Ahead

For the Bruins, the remaining major collegiate 2003 outdoor meets will all be held in the State of California - next weekend (May 17-18) USC will host the Pac-10 Championships; Stanford hosts the NCAA Regional Qualifying meet May 30-31 and CS Sacramento hosts the NCAA Outdoor Championships June 11-14.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
LIVE NOW
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Saturday, Feb 06 - All Day PST
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
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
BRUINS ON PAC-12 NETWORKS