Women's Track Heads To Florida, While Men's Team Heads To Oregon

April 14, 2010

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The UCLA track and field teams have a busy weekend ahead as three meets are on the schedule - Tom Jones Memorial Classic, UCLA/Oregon Dual and the Mt. SAC Relays. The women's team will head to Gainesville, FL for the Tom Jones Memorial Classic, while the men will head to Eugene, Oregon for the third consecutive year of a dual with the Ducks. Athletes not going to either meet will stay local and compete in Walnut at the Mt. SAC Relays.

The Tom Jones Memorial Classic is in its third year and honors Bruin alum and former Florida coach Tom Jones, who passed away in 2007. Participating teams include Brown, host Florida, Florida Atlantic, Kentucky, Princeton, South Florida, UCF and the Bruins. The meet begins at 10:00 am on Saturday.

Live Stats for Tom Jones Memorial Classic

The men return to Oregon for a third year to battle head-to-head against the Ducks. Last year, Oregon won the dual meet in the final event of the day, the 4x400m relay. Events begin at 11:45 am. Live TV coverage will begin at noon on Comcast Sports Net (In Eugene-Comcast channel 37/737HD). The meet will also be available on Goducks.com if people subscribe to the O-Zone.

USTFCCCA Outdoor Rankings (as of 4/14/10)
Men
Pre-Season - 16th
Week 1 - not ranked
Week 2 - not ranked

Women
Pre-Season - 18th
Week 1 - 20th
Week 2 - 23rd

Athletes Ranked In The Top 25 Nationally
Men
#3 Cory Primm - 800m (1:47.78)
#7 Marlon Patterson - 1500m (3:42.13)
#11 Dylan Knight - Steeple (8:55.44)
#14T Casey DiCesare - Pole Vault (17-5/5.31m)
#14T Johnny Quinn - Pole Vault (17-5/5.31m)
#17 4x100m Relay (40.09)
#13 Marco Anzures - 10,000m (29:00.21)
#21 Alex Crabill - 1500m (3:44.53, converted from 4:02.49 mile)

Women
#3T Tori Peòa - Pole Vault (14-1.25/4.30m)
#8 Ashlea McLaughlin - 400m (53.32)
#9 Danielle Watson - Long Jump (20-9.25/6.33m)
#10 Shannon Murkami - 5000m (16:28.97)
#12 Katy Viuf - Pole Vault (13-8.25/41.7m)
#14 Lindsay Rowe - 100m Hurdles (13.51)
#14 Ryann Krais - 400m Hurdles (1:00.06)
#17 - 4x400m Relay (3:40.95)
#19 Kelcie Wiemann - 10,000m (34:58.17)

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 first 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 and Andreas Drba 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.


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