Track & Field Heads To Seattle For MPSF Indoor Championships

Feb. 23, 2011

The men's and women's track and field teams will travel to Seattle, WA to compete at the 2011 MPSF Indoor Championships this Friday and Saturday. Last season, the men won the team crown, while the women placed fifth.

UCLA heads to the meet with several athletes who will be vying for individual crowns including two of the top freshmen in the nation, weight throwers Alec Faldermeyer and Ida Storm. Both freshmen hold the top marks in the MPSF and rank in the top 15 nationally. Senior Ashlea McLaughlin will be in the title hunt in two events, the 400m and 800m, while senior Lindsay Rowe is favored in the 60m hurdles. Another senior, Jonathan Clark, heads into the meet as the favorite in the triple jump.

Below is a list of athletes ranked in the top 8 of the MPSF
Men's 60m
8. (tie) Damien Thigpen (6.89)

Men's 200m
3. (tie) Maxwell Dyce (21.41)
5. Karlton Rolle (21.48)

Men's 4x400m Relay
7. 3:15.67

Men's Distance Medley Relay
5. 9:39.62

Men's Pole Vault
4. Greg Woepse (17-1)

Men's Triple Jump
1. Jonathan Clark (51-10.50)

Men's Shot Put
8. Mark Weber (55-10.25)

Men's Weight Throw
1. Alec Faldermeyer (68-2.25)

Women's 400m
3. Ashlea McLaughlin (53.95)
4. Turquoise Thompson (54.21)
6. Joy Eaton (54.58)

Women's 800m
4. Ashlea McLaughlin (2:07.66)

Women's 60m Hurdles
1. Lindsay Rowe (8.18)

Women's 4x400m Relay
3. (tie) 3:36.77

Women's Distance Medley Relay
4. 11:47.83

Women's Pole Vault
7. (tie) Allison Koressel (12-10)

Women's High Jump
6. (tie) Alexis Walker (5-8)

Women's Triple Jump
2. Ke'Nyia Richardson (40-11.50)

Women's Weight Throw
1. Ida Storm (65-4.75)

Casey DiCesare and Trent Perez will compete in the heptathlon, while Kimmie Conner and Tatum Souza will compete in the pentathlon.

One of UCLA's top athletes will not compete this weekend. Senior 800m runner Cory Primm will stay home to rest an injury he's been dealing with during the indoor season. Primm has already achieved the NCAA auto mark in the 800m and is already guaranteed a spot at NCAAs.

Events begin on Friday at 12:30 pm, while Saturday's events start at 11:00 am.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
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
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Sunday, May 08 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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