Primm Runs No. 1 800m Time In NCAA At Oxy Invitational

May 9, 2010

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On Saturday at the Oxy Invitational, junior distance runner Cory Primm supplanted himself as the No. 1 800m runner in the NCAA as he ran 1:46.63 in the two lap event to win.

Primm came into the meet ranked fifth in the NCAA after running a lifetime-best of 1:47.56 in the dual meet with USC last weekend. He lowered his best my nearly a second on Saturday. His time of 1:46.63 moved him from fifth to second all-time in UCLA history and also ranks second on the 2010 USA Track and Field outdoor 800m list.

Primm was not the only one to have a career day at Oxy as all five of UCLA's half-milers posted lifetime-best performances. Scott Crawford was sixth overall with a big lifetime-best of 1:48.77 (old best 1:49.40, set last week against USC). Jonathan Simmons finished just behind Crawford in seventh with a time of 1;49.31 (old best 1:50.90 set against USC). Marlon Patterson, primarily a standout 1500m runner, was ninth with a time of 1:49.35 (old best 1:52.05). Steven Norton rounded out the runners with a 14th-place time of 1:51.27 (old best 1:51.93).

Also on Saturday, Quentin Powell was sixth in the 400m with a season-best time of 48.17, Zack Torres was 12th in the 5000m with a time of 14:41.31, Alec Govi placed 36th in the 1500m (4:19.65) and Brennan Turner was seventh in the pole vault (15-1.50).

The Bruins now turn all of their focus to the post-season as they head to Berkeley for the Pac-10 Championships next weekend.


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