Track & Field Continues Indoor Season At UW Invitational This Weekend

Jan. 30, 2008

The men's and women's track and field teams will continue the indoor season in Seattle, WA as they compete at the UW Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The meet features many schools including Stanford, Oregon, Cal State Northridge, Sacramento State, Baylor and Arkansas, to name a few.

The men's team will field a full squad with all event groups being featured. The Bruins get the meet underway on Friday evening with the distance medley relay. The women's team will send a small contingent to Seattle representing distance, shot put and pole vault.

This weekend's meet marks the debut of several athletes, both returning and new to the UCLA squad. Returners of note on the men's side include John Caulfield (shot put), Darius Savage (shot put), Chris Bencomo (pole vault), Dustin DeLeo (pole vault), Joel Tuosto (jumps), Austin Ramos (3000m), Laef Barnes (3000m). Male newcomers of note include Nevin Gutteriez (400m, relay), Daniel Kirkpatrick (jumps), Jonathan Clark (jumps) and Taylor Hobson (jumps).

Redshirt freshmen Greg Woepse (pole vault) and Bo Taylor (shot put) will also make their debut in a UCLA uniform after sitting out the 2007 season.

Freshman Cory Primm will compete in the 800m for the second time this season after opening up with a lifetime-best 1:50.09 two weeks ago at the UW Preview. Primm is currently ranked eighth in the country. Barnes, who is running the 3000m this weekend, is also nationally ranked with his time of 4:03.28 in the mile (8th).

For the women, heralded freshman Tori Anthony will debut in the pole vault. The first year Bruin was slated to compete two weeks ago, but pulled out of the UW Preview. Fellow vaulters Ingrid Kantola, Katy Viuf, Megan Jamerson and Tori Pena will also compete in Seattle.

In the distance events, freshman Shannon Murakami will compete in the mile along with junior Lauren Jirges. Junior Gabrielle Bournes and sophomores Krishna Curry and Rosa Magana will run the 800m. Senior Mary Hanley and freshemn Alexa Berg and Catherine White will compete in the shot put.

Saturday's portion of the meet will begin at 8:30 am on the field with the women's long jump, while running events will start at 9:00 am with the women's 3000m.


EVENT INFORMATION
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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
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
Recap
Friday, Feb 26
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Friday, Mar 11
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Recap
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Recap
Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Friday, Apr 01
vs. The Legends Distance ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
-
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
-
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Olympic Training ...
Chula Vista, CA
-
LIVE NOW
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Recap
Sunday, May 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
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
Sunday, May 15 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Thursday, May 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Friday, May 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Saturday, May 28 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Wednesday, Jun 08 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jun 09 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Friday, Jun 10 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Jun 11 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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