Jan. 29, 2005
The UCLA Bruins opened up the 2005 indoor track season at the Husky Invitational on Saturday in Seattle, WA and picked up seven NCAA qualifying marks in the process. Senior Yoo Kim led the Bruins with a victory in the pole vault and an NCAA automatic mark of 18-1 in the pole vault.
Including Kim's pole vault victory, the Bruins had six first place finishes. Junior Craig Everhart won the 400m in a provisional qualifying time of 46.48, while senior Nick Thornton won the 800m race in a provisional time of 1:48.72. Senior Tony Golston posted a victory and a provisional qualifier in the 60m hurdles (7.86) and both the 4x400m and distance medley relay teams placed first. The 4x400m relay team of Denye' Versher, Thornton, Mario Bassani and Everhart ran a provisional qualifying time of 3:10.20. The DMR team of Jon Rankin, Everhart, Martell Munguia and Ben Aragon also provisionally qualified in 9:35.45. Freshman John Caulfield picked up a provisional qualifier in the shot put with a throw of 58-10.25 to finish second overall.
Other solid performances on Saturday were - Mario Bassani in the 400m (6th, 48.39), Aragon in the mile (7th, 4:05.47), Munguia in the 800m (2nd, 1:50.07), Rankin in the 3000m (9th, 8:07.25), Jonathan Williams in the 60m hurdles (5th, 8.25), Joel Tuosto in the long jump (8th, 22-2.25), Michael Johnson (2nd, 48-3.25), Dominique Easterling (3rd, 47-10) and Demetre Howard (47-5.25) in the triple jump, and Jake Knight (4th, 57-11.75) and Jeremy Silverman (5th, 57-1) in the shot put. David Shortenhaus, competing in his first heptathlon, finished fourth overall with 4,665 points.
UCLA will head to the Boise Indoor next Saturday, Feb. 5 to continue their indoor season.