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
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Saturday, Feb 27
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
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Friday, Mar 11
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
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Saturday, Mar 12
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
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Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
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
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
-
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Recap
Sunday, May 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, May 07
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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Sunday, May 08
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, May 14
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Sunday, May 15
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Thursday, May 26
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Suspended
LIVE NOW
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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