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Busy Weekend for Men's and Women's Track
By: UCLA Athletics

May 12, 1999

This Weekend (May 15-16) Select members of Bob Larsen's UCLA men and Jeanette Bolden's Bruin women will compete at three different track and field meets this weekend -- on Saturday, at invitationals at CS Northridge and USC and on Sunday, at the Arizona Invite in Tucson. The rest of the Bruin men and women will be preparing for the upcoming 1999 Pacific-10 Championships, held May 21-22 (Friday-Saturday) at Arizona State (Tempe). Both the Bruin men and women are defending league champions. The conference meet actually gets underway this weekend, with ASU hosting the Pac-10 decathlon/heptathlon championships on Friday and Saturday. UCLA will not have any competitors in the men's and women's multi-event championships.

Bruins In National Rankings There are two national weekly rankings, Trackwire (based on how a team will score at the 1999 NCAA Outdoor) and the USTCA power ranking (based on marks). In last week's USTCA rankings (May 5), the Bruin women are rated first (343.21 points) and in men's competition, UCLA is No. 6 (320.91 points; this year, UCLA has beaten No. 3 USC but lost to No. 5 Florida, the Gators snapped the UCLA men's long-time dual winning streak on April 3). In last week's (May 5 ) Trackwire national Top 25 women's rankings, the Bruin women are rated No. 2 in the nation (66 points; behind No. 1 Texas, 68 points). In the men's rankings, the UCLA men are 18th (15 points).

UCLA's Dual Winning Streaks UCLA's women have a current seven-year unbeaten dual winning streak and the Bruin men have an impressive overall 15-year dual meet record. In 1999, the Bruin women are 7-0 in duals--with wins over California (110-53), Washington (105-58) and UC Irvine (141-16) on March 20 at CS Sacramento; Florida (110-81) on April 3 at Drake Stadium; Baylor (112-66) and CS Northridge (129-51) on April 10 at Drake Stadium and a win over USC 110-81 at Cromwell Field. The Bruin men are 6-1, with wins over California (101-62), Washington (107-56) and UC Irvine (139-22) on March 20 at CS Sacramento; a loss to Florida (101-99) on April 3 at Drake Stadium, snapping their six-year dual meet winning streak, but coming back with victories over Baylor (100-69) and CS Northridge (116-65) on April 10 at Drake Stadium and an 82-81 win at USC on May. 1. Entering his 15th season as head coach, the Bruin men under Bob Larsen now have an impressive overall dual meet mark of 118-3-1. The loss to Florida on April 3 snapped two Bruin men dual winning streaks. Prior to the Florida loss at Drake Stadium, the Bruin men since 1991 had won 51 straight dual home meets without a

loss (the last home dual loss at Drake Stadium was 3/16/91, to Texas, 83-71). The Gator win also snapped UCLA's overall 58-dual meet winning streak (3/27/93 at Berkeley, California 86-UCLA 76).

Bruin women's head coach Jeanette Bolden, who is entering her sixth season, has never lost a dual meet and has a career and school record of 53-0. The last time UCLA's women suffered a dual defeat was in 1992, losing back-to-back duals to Houston, 70-66 and USC, 80-30. Since then, the UCLA women have won 61 consecutive duals, including 49 straight at Drake Stadium.

Looking Ahead
Following the Pac-10 Championships next week at Tempe, AZ, the 1999 NCAA Outdoor is June 2-5 (Wednesday-Friday) at Boise, ID (Boise State).

UCLA's Pac-10 Men/Women Track/Field Athlete of the Week Nominees Men no nominees this week

Women

  • Track-junior Michelle Perry, at the Occidental Invite on May 8, Perry won the 400m hurdles in a personal-best time of 58.30 (NCAA provisional qualifier, No. 7 in school history).

  • Field- junior Seilala Sua*, at the Modesto Invite on Saturday, won the discus invitational (212-4, personal-best, NCAA automatic qualifier, top mark on U. S. collegiate list, No. 2 in Pac-10 and UCLA history) and placed fourth (55-7) in the shot put invitational. Sua has won the conference award the last two weeks. *Sua won the award this week (May 12). It was the third consecutive week she has earned the honor.

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