Track & Field Sending Small Contingent To UCSD Triton Invite

April 21, 2010

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While the majority of both the men's and women's track and field teams will rest up as they prepare for the annual crosstown battle with USC, a handful of athletes will head to La Jolla for the UCSD Triton Invitational. The women's team will send pole vaulters and jumpers, as well as Ryann Krais in the 400m hurdles. The men's team will send throwers, vaulters and decathlete Trent Perez to compete in a few events.

Looking Ahead To May 1st
The Bruins will host crosstown rival USC on Saturday May 1st in the annual dual meet with the Trojans. The hammer will be held on Saturday, instead of Friday (as it has been held in years past) at 9:30 am. The rest of the meet will begin at 12:10 on the fi eld and 1:00 pm on the track. There is no television coverage of this year's meet.

USTFCCCA Outdoor Top 25 Rankings (as of 4/21/10)
Pre-Season - 16th
Week 1 - not ranked
Week 2 - not ranked
Week 3 - not ranked

Pre-Season - 18th
Week 1 - 20th
Week 2 - 23rd
Week 3 - 25th

Athletes Ranked In The Top 25 Nationally
#4 Cory Primm - 800m (1:47.78)
#8 Marlon Patterson - 1500m (3:42.13)
#9 Dylan Knight - Steeple (8:48.84)
#16T Casey DiCesare - Pole Vault (17-5/5.31m)
#16T Johnny Quinn - Pole Vault (17-5/5.31m)
#17 Marco Anzures - 10,000m (29:00.21)
#20 4x100m Relay (40.02)

#3 Katy Viuf - Pole Vault (14-2/4.32m)
#4T Tori Peòa - Pole Vault (14-1.25/4.30m)
#10 4x400m Relay (3:35.60)
#11 Danielle Watson - Long Jump (20-9.25/6.33m)
#15 Ashlea McLaughlin - 400m (53.32)
#18T Lindsay Rowe - 100m Hurdles (13.36)
#24 Ryann Krais - 400m Hurdles (58.96)

Viuf Regains 2009 Form With 14-2 Vault
Katy Viuf has re-entered the national scene after battling injuries during indoors. After clearing 14-0 at the RJ/JJK Invite, Viuf cleared a lifetime-best 14-2 at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic in Florida. That mark is No. 3 in the NCAA and No. 3 all-time at UCLA.

Dylan Knight Moves Into Bruin Top-10
Competing in Tracktown USA (Eugene, OR), Knight blew away the steeplechase fi eld in a dual with the Ducks as he ran an impressive lifetimebest of 8:48.84 to win. That time is eighth in the NCAA and eight all-time in UCLA history.

Rowe Hurdles Into UCLA Top-10
Lindsay Rowe made her all-time top-10 debut at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic in Florida as she ran a lifetime-best 13.36 in the hurdles. With that time, Rowe moved to 10th all-time in school history.

McLaughlin Hitting Her Stride
Junior sprinter Ashlea McLaughin's season is shaping up to be a big one as she has already ran lifetime-bests in the 200m, 400m and 800m this season. She has been building a strong base through 800m training and it has carried over into the sprinting events as she holds the top marks for the Bruins in all three events.

Primm & Patterson Start Outdoors Off Hot
Senior Marlon Patterson opened his outdoor season with a bang at the Cal/NV meet, running the top 1500m time by an American this season with his lifetime-best run of 3:42.13. Primm also had a huge opener in the 800m, running just .03 seconds shy of his lifetime-best (1:47.78) for the No. 2 time in the NCAA this season.

Peña Vaults To New Heights In Senior Season
After clearing a lifetime-best 13-11.25 during indoors, Peòa has continued to move up the bar as she cleared a lifetime-best 14-1.25 at the Cal/NV meet. That mark is tied for second in the NCAA this season and tied for No. 4 all-time in UCLA history.

Coaching Honors Roll In For Maynard
Head men's coach Mike Maynard was named Men's Coach of the Meet at the Cal/NV Championships, his second coach of the year honor in just his fi rst season at UCLA. Maynard was also honored as MPSF Coach of the Year after leading the men to the indoor conference crown.

Bruin Redshirts For The 2010 Outdoor Season
On the women's side, pole vaulter Tori Anthony will redshirt the outdoor season. She has had some injury problems and will return in 2011 for her senior season. Freshman Kayla Kovar will also redshirt the 2010 season. On the men's side, throwers Darius Savage (medical), Matt Kosecki, Andreas Drbal, as well as jumper Taylor Hobson will sit out this season.

Freshman DJ Lloyd Out For 2010 Season
Freshman jumper DJ Lloyd suffered a knee injury at the Cal Poly Invite on April 3rd and will miss the remainder of the outdoor season. He will require surgery and could receive a medical redshirt.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Jan 16 - All Day PST
vs. NAU Team ...
Flagstaff, AZ
Friday, Jan 22 - All Day PST
vs. Kansas State ...
Manhattan, KS
Saturday, Jan 23 - All Day PST
vs. Kansas State ...
Manhattan, KS
Friday, Jan 29 - 3:00 PM PST
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
Saturday, Jan 30 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
Friday, Feb 05 - All Day PST
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 Invitational
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 13 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Invitational
Seattle, WA
Friday, Feb 26 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA