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Nilsson Wins MPSF Heptathlon Crown
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  02/25/2012

Feb. 25, 2012

Complete Results

Marcus Nilsson highlighted the men's track and field team on the final day of the MPSF Championships in Seattle, WA as the Swedish sophomore won the conference crown in the heptathlon.

Nilsson tallied seven lifetime-best marks throughout the two days of competition, including two event wins on Saturday. He started the day with the third-fastest time in the 60m hurdles (8.43) and then posted wins in the pole vault (15-9) and 1000m (2:33.99) to score 5700 points. That mark ranks him 14th in the NCAA this season and puts him in good position to make the NCAA Championships, held March 9-10 in Nampa, ID.

Also on Saturday in Seattle, Jamal Alston finished fifth in the 60m as he equaled his lifetime-best mark (6.83). Pete Lauderdale was 17th in the 400m (49.28). Jonathan Simmons placed 15th in the 800m (1:52.70, season-best), while Sam DeMello was 18th (1:53.31).

In the 3000m, Kent Morikawa led the way, finishing 13th in a time of 8:09.50. Philip MacQuitty was 20th in the mile (4:13.36).

In field event action, Dillon Stucky placed fifth in the triple jump (50-00.50), while Mark Weber threw a season-best of 55-6.50 in the shot put to place seventh.

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