Ames Qualifies For Saturday's Men's Discus Final

Oct. 20, 2000

At the World Junior Track & Field Championships in Santiago, Chile, UCLAredshirt freshman Dan Ames has qualified for Saturday's men's discus final. Themeet will conclude Sunday.

On Friday in men's discus qualifying, Ames placed third in the firstflight, advancing to Saturday's final with a mark of 175-11. The top effortbelonged to Hopley Hannes, from the Republic of South Africa, 187-5.

Ames, from Lakeside and El Capitan HS, last summer won the men's discus atthe U. S. Junior meet, with a mark of 189-8. Ames last season as a UCLA truefreshman redshirted.

Other Bruin results from the World Juniors have been ' freshman JessicaCosby, from Reseda, placing ninth in the women's shot put (48-11 3/4) andsophomore Cari Soong, from Riverside, was 11th in the women's hammer throw(178-7). Ames also competed in the men's shot put (53-11 3/4) but did not makethe final.

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