No. 12 Bruins Head to Texas State Elite Meet

March 21, 2013

Los Angeles, Calif. - The No. 12 men's track and field team heads to San Marcos, TX this weekend for Saturday's Texas State Elite Meet to take on No. 2 Arkansas and No. 4 Texas in a scored competition.

For the third consecutive year the UCLA men will face the Longhorns in a scored meet. The Bruins have split the last two meetings, taking last season's meeting 85-77 at Drake Stadium. UCLA is 7-2 all-time against Texas, including 6-1 at home.

In the 2012 victory, Bruin Maxwell Dyce set a meet record in the men's 200m dash (20.97), as did Mike Woepse in the pole vault (18-2.5). Both senior captains will look to repeat and defend their titles this weekend.

With this meet, the men waste no time getting into the thick of things in the 2013 outdoor season. Both Texas and Arkansas coming off extremely successful indoor seasons and are looking to keeping the momentum going. Arkansas captured their 20th NCAA Indoor Championship just a few weeks ago in front of their home crowd in Fayetteville and the team is poised to be one of the top teams in the outdoor season. Texas is coming off a Big-12 championship in the indoor season, and between the two squads, they will bring 29 indoor All-Americans to the track this weekend.

The Bruins will have their hands full this weekend in San Marcos, but they are looking forward to the challenge. Director of Track & Field Mike Maynard stresses the importance of competing with the nation's elite programs, and welcomes the opportunity to hit the track with the country's best.

"Our coaching staff believes and teaches our teams that competiveness is a learned skill that is gained through practice and repetition," Maynard said. "The Texas Elite Meet this weekend, and next week at the Texas Relays, will give our guys an opportunity to open up the outdoor season and compete against some of the top athletes and programs in the country. I'm excited to see how this team will respond to the challenges before us."

Bruin women Kimmie Conner and Tatum Souza will also join the men's team at this weekend's meet, looking for an extra day of competitive practice. They will see action in the 100m hurdles, shot put and javelin throw.

The meet kicks off Saturday, March 23rd, with the field events at 9:00am PT. Track events will begin at 1:00 pm. For live results, click here.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Recap
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. 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
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