March 22, 2012
The UCLA men's track and field team will host No. 7 Texas on Saturday in a scored dual meet in Drake Stadium as the Bruins begin their home meet schedule.
Last year, the Bruins traveled to Austin to face off with the Longhorns and Arkansas in a scored triangular meet, with UCLA finishing second to Texas by just four points. Saturday's meet will be a traditionally scored dual meet with relays being scored 5-0 and all other events being score 5-3-1.
The men's squad ended the 2011 season with an undefeated dual meet schedule overall and at home. They defeated Tennessee and tied with Oregon in Drake Stadium and then defeated USC on their home turf. This year's home schedule features a double dual with Tennessee and Washington State on Mar. 31, the annual Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invite Apr. 12-14 and then versus rival USC on Apr. 29.
Field events begin at 11:30 am with the hammer, while running events begin at 1:05 pm with the steeplechase. Live stats will also be available during the meet here.
Schedule of Events
11:30 AM - Hammer
12:00 PM - Long Jump
1:00 PM - Javelin
1:00 PM - Pole Vault
1:05 PM - 3,000 Meter Steeplechase
1:05 PM - High Jump
1:05 PM - Shot Put
1:20 PM - 4x100 Meter Relay
1:25 PM - 1500 Meters
1:35 PM - 110 Meter Hurdles
1:40 PM - 400 Meters
1:45 PM - Triple Jump
1:50 PM - 100 Meters
2:00 PM - Discus
2:00 PM - 800 Meters
2:10 PM - 400 Meter Hurdles
2:20 PM - 200 Meters
2:30 PM - 5,000 Meters
2:50 PM - 4x400 Meter Relay
Youth: $5 (16 years old and younger)
Group: $5 (15 or more people)
UCLA Students: Free admission with Bruin Card
Adult and youth tickets may be purchased the day of the meet at the Drake Stadium box office (cash only) beginning one hour prior to the start of the meet. Seating is general admission.
Groups of 15 or more qualify for a group sales discount. To place your group tickets order today call (310) 206-5991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Parking costs $11 per vehicle in lots 4, 6, 7/ Buses with E plates park for free (non-E plate buses pay $8 per spot) and park in Lot 36.
While the men will be in action at home, the women's team will send a few distance runners crosstown to USC for the Trojan Invitational.