May 3, 2003
Art Venegas' UCLA men's track & field team on Saturday hosted the UCLA Invitational at Drake Stadium. It was UCLA's final home meet of the 2003 outdoor collegiate season.
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. 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).
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).