March 30, 2013
Redshirt junior Julian Wruck continued his domination Saturday at Mike A. Myers Stadium, claiming a victory as well as the meet record in the men's discus throw (66.01m/216-7) on the final day of the 86th Clyde A. Littlefield Texas Relays.
For the second week in a row, Wruck's throw ranks first all-time in UCLA history. Last week, he was named USTFCCCA's National Athlete of the Week as well as Pac-12 Men's Field Athlete of the Week for topping Bruin legend John Godina's record with a throw of 65.04m/213-5 at the Texas State Elite Meet.
Fellow discus thrower Matthew Kosecki also had a big day in the event, throwing 58.81m/192-11 in a seventh place finish. Kosecki's performance is seventh best in the nation in the 2013 outdoor season.
The No. 12 Bruin men had a great day on the track as well, where the men's 4x200m relay team (Dyce, Selig, Lauderdale and Merriweather) ran their way to a second place finish (1:24.35) in their section, good enough to take fifth overall.
On the women's side, the No. 24 Bruins had two top-ten finishes in the 1,500m run as Sarah Toberty (4:28.71) and Rachel Butler (4:29.38) took ninth and tenth place, respectively. The women's team also had a solid result in the 4x200m relay, taking tenth overall (1:38.12).
Even one of the Bruin coaches was able to take part in the action this week in Austin. In the afternoon, Distance Coach Forest Braden took to the track for the Jerry Thompson One Mile Invite. Competing attached to the `Bruin Bruisers,' Braden took third overall in the race (4:08.22).
Wruck's performance capped off a great week of competition for the No. 12 men and No. 24 women's track and field teams at the Texas Relays as well as the Bobcat Invite, hosted by Texas State. Now, the Bruins turn their focus to next week as they will host No. 4 (w)/No. 10(m) LSU and TCU for the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational on Saturday, April 6 at Drake Stadium. For more information on next week's home meet, click here.