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By: UCLA Athletics

June 23, 2013

Des Moines, Iowa -UCLA senior Turquoise Thompson placed sixth in the women's 400m hurdles final on the last day of competition at the 2013 USA Track & Field Championships held at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.

Running in lane seven, Thompson's time of 55.63 was sixth overall. Thompson's performance caps a successful Spring campaign. At the recently completed NCAA Outdoor in Eugene, OR, she finished third in the 400m hurdles with a personal-best mark of 54.99 (No. 5 UCLA all-time) to earn her third-consecutive first-team All-America honor. Thompson was the runner-up in the event at both the 2011/2012 NCAA Outdoor and placed sixth overall in the 2012 U. S. Olympic Trials.

UCLA Alumni
Several Bruin alumni competed in Sunday's finals. In the men's 800m final, Brandon Johnson placed third (1:43.97) and becomes part of Team USA that will compete at the upcoming World Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 10-18. As a Bruin, Johnson is one of the school's top men's 400m hurdlers. In 2005, his mark of 48.59 is No. 3 all-time in UCLA history.

"It feels amazing," Johnson said. "Hard work ... don't stop believing in yourself. I'm a true testament to that. You can literally do whatever you want. If you would have told me I was going to run an 800m two years ago I would have told you you're crazy. "In the prelims when I ran 1:44 I knew I was going to run strong in the finals. I didn't think there were too many people that could pass me in the last 200m because I'm strong and I'm fast. I'm adjusting in the 800m and we're going to get use to running fast."

In the women's pole vault final, Katy Viuf finished fifth overall, with a vault of 14-5.25/4.40m. As a Bruin in 2010, her collegiate best mark of 14-3.25 is No. 4 UCLA all-time.

In the men's 110m hurdles semi-finals, Kevin Craddock II, running in heat one, placed sixth with a time of 13.55/w+2.6. His mark was 12th overall and he did not advance to the final held later Sunday afternoon. In school history, Craddock's time of 13.46 (2008) is No. 2 (tied) all-time.

Jamaica National Senior Championships
Taking place in Jamaica Kingston and St. Andrew, on Sunday sophomore Brea Buchanan competed in the women's 100m hurdles. Running in semi-final heat one, she placed sixth with a time of 13.45/-0.4w. Her mark was 13th overall and she did not advance to the final held later Sunday afternoon. Buchanan, who has dual citizenship in the U. S. and Jamaica, is No. 2 UCLA all-time (12.77, second-place at 2013 Pac-12) and earned first-team All-America honors at the 2013 NCAA Indoor in the 60m hurdles (personal-best 8.12).

For complete USA Outdoor Track & Field results from the final day of competition on Sunday, please go to www.usatf.org

EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
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Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
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Friday, Feb 12
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
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Friday, Feb 26
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
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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
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LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Friday, Apr 15
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Olympic Training ...
Chula Vista, CA
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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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