Bruins Set To Compete At USATF Junior National Championships This Weekend

June 20, 2008

Three members of the men's track and field team and two incoming frosh women will head to Columbus, OH this weekend to compete at the USATF Junior National Championships with spots on the World Junior team on the line. The top four finishers in each event are eligible for the World team and, if chosen, will compete at the World Junior Championships in Poland in mid-July.

Competing for the men's team are freshmen steeplechasers Dylan and Spencer Knight and high jumper Taylor Hobson. All three men will compete on Sunday in event finals. Dylan Knight heads into the meet with the top steeplechase time in the country (8:51.25), while his twin brother Spencer ranks fifth (8:59.84). Hobson is tied for 7th with a top high jump mark of 6-11.

On the women's side, Ryann Krais and Camilla Dencer will be in action as Krais competes in the heptathlon and Dencer runs the 800m. Krais is one of the top multi-event athletes in the country and will also be competing at the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 400m hurdles after the Junior meet. Dencer is the fourth-best junior athlete in the 800m with a top time of 2:07.54. Krais' competition begins on Saturday and ends on Sunday, while Dencer will run in the first round on Friday and final on Saturday (if she advances).


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
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Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
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Friday, Feb 12
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
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Friday, Feb 26
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, Feb 27
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
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Friday, Mar 11
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
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Saturday, Mar 12
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
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Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Apr 01
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Apr 01
vs. The Legends Distance ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Friday, Apr 15
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Olympic Training ...
Chula Vista, CA
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LIVE NOW
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Sunday, May 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 08 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 14 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 15 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Thursday, May 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Friday, May 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Saturday, May 28 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Wednesday, Jun 08 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jun 09 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Friday, Jun 10 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Jun 11 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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