Wruck Claims Second NCAA Title

June 7, 2013

Discus thrower Julian Wruck captured his second career national championship, while hurdler Turquoise Thompson and heptathlete Tatum Souza earned All-America honors for UCLA Friday at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, hosted by the University of Oregon.

Wruck, qualified for finals in second place, trailing only defending national champion Chad Wright of Nebraska after an opening throw of 62.48m (205). However, he overtook Wright in the fifth round after uncorking a 64.23m (210-8), and applied the icing on the cake with a 64.94m (213-1) in his final throw.

Starting in lane seven in the 400mH, Thompson, a senior competing in her last collegiate race, ran a personal best time, 54.99, to finish behind Stanford's Kori Carter (53.21) and Arizona's Georganne Moline (53.72). The third-place finish gives her three consecutive top-three finishes at the NCAAs to end her career after she came in second at both the 2011 and 2012 championships.

Souza wrapped up her first NCAA Championship appearance in the heptathlon, finishing ninth after competing in the long jump, javelin and 800m on Friday after having completed the first four disciplines a day prior. She entered the afternoon with 3,414 points and achieved a best jump of 5.74m (18-10) (+1.2w, 771 points) in Friday's opening event. In the javelin, she threw a best mark of 39.70m (130-3) for 654 points and finished the competition with a time of 2:17.91 in the 800m (852 points). She finished with a seven-discipline total of 5,691 points, enough for her personal best in the event.

Final team standings will not be determined until after the completion of the championships on Saturday.

Broadcast Schedule
Here's the broadcast schedule for the remainder of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships that concludes Saturday.

Saturday, June 8
12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. Pac-12 Live Stream
2 p.m.-4 p.m. ESPNU


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Jan 16
vs. Lumberjack Team ...
Flagstaff, AZ
Recap
Friday, Jan 22
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
Recap
Saturday, Jan 23
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
Recap
Friday, Jan 29
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
Recap
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
Recap
Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Friday, Feb 12 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 13 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
Friday, Feb 26 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Mar 05 - All Day PST
vs. Ben Brown ...
Fullerton, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Saturday, Mar 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Tuesday, Mar 22 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Apr 14 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 22 - All Day PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - All Day PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Sunday, May 08 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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