Buchanan, Wruck Secure Pac-12 Outdoor Track & Field Honors

April 16, 2013

Sophomore Brea Buchanan and junior Julian Wruck have earned Pac-12 Conference Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week honors for the week of April 8-14, as announced by the conference office this week.

Buchanan, from UCLA's women's team, had a solid performance on Saturday at the 27th annual Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, claiming the women's 100m hurdles title with a meet-record and personal-best mark of 13.17. Coming into the meet, Buchanan was seeded No. 12 (tied) nationally in the event (13.26). But after shaving off almost a full .1s, she has moved into the Top 10 nationally, coming in at No. 8.

Buchanan's outdoor success continues following her indoor accolades, when last March at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships she placed fifth in the 60m hurdles.

Wruck, a junior at UCLA and the NCAA top-seeded discus thrower, returned to his native Australia last weekend and won the discus crown at the Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney. Representing Queensland, his mark of 217-7/66.32m bested the Pac-12 record, which he set on April 6 (216-8).

Wruck's 217-7 was on his second attempt as he had the best series of throws ever at the Australian national event. His winning mark was an `A' qualifier and Wruck will be an Australian team member at the World Track & Field Outdoor Championships held in August at Moscow, Russia. This marks the third time in four weeks Wruck has claimed the weekly conference honor and in each of the last four weeks, he has set the UCLA record and had the world's leading mark. In 2012, Wruck competed for Australia at the Summer Olympics in London, England.

The Pac-12 Conference also announced that Colorado senior sprinter Joe Morris was the Men's Track Athlete of the Week and Utah junior shot putter Destanae Howerton-Davis was the Women's Field Athlete of the Week.


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Friday, Feb 26
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, Feb 27
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Seattle, WA
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Birmingham, AL
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Birmingham, AL
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Tuesday, Mar 22
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Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Apr 01
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Apr 01
vs. The Legends Distance ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Friday, Apr 15
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
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Chula Vista, CA
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San Diego, CA
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Saturday, Apr 23
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San Diego, CA
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Sunday, May 01
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Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, May 07
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Eagle Rock, CA
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vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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Sunday, May 08
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, May 14
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
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Sunday, May 15
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
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Lawrence, KS
Friday, May 27 - All Day PST
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Lawrence, KS
Saturday, May 28 - All Day PST
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Lawrence, KS
Wednesday, Jun 08 - All Day PST
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Eugene, OR
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Eugene, OR
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Eugene, OR
Saturday, Jun 11 - All Day PST
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Eugene, OR
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