O'Hara Named Pac-10 Women's Field Athlete of the Week

April 16, 2001

UCLA junior Tracy O'Hara is this week's (April 16) Pacific-10 Women's FieldAthlete of the Week for her victory in the pole vault at last Saturday's Bruintrack meet at Drake Stadium vs. Nebraska and CS Northridge.

O'Hara won the women's pole vault with a mark of 13-9 1/4. It was herseason-best, the No. 2 collegiate mark in the U. S. and an NCAA automaticqualifier. Her winning effort helped lead the Bruin women to triangular anddual scoring victories over Nebraska and CS Northridge.

From San Diego Rancho Bernardo HS, O'Hara has had an outstanding Bruincareer in the women's pole vault. Last year as a sophomore, she won both theNCAA Indoor and Outdoor titles and set the American collegiate indoor (14-6) andcollegiate outdoor (14-7 1/4) records.

This season, O'Hara placed second (13-9 1/4) in the women's pole vault atthe 2001 NCAA Indoor, helping the Bruins win their second consecutive teamtitle.

Also nominated from UCLA for this week's Pac-10 honors included: Women'sTrack- freshman Adia McKinnon, from Flossmoor, IL, won the 200m (23.72,personal-best) and 400m (52.88, No. 6 on the current collegiate list,personal-best, NCAA provisional qualifier) and ran on both of UCLA's winningrelays (4X100m, third leg, 45.25, 4X400m relay, opening leg, 3:41.03,season-best), Men's Track: senior Bryan Harrison, from Alpharetta, GA, won the200m (20.88, season-best), placed second in the 100m (10.49, season-legal best)and ran the anchor leg on UCLA's winning 4X100m relay (39.96, No. 12(tie) markin the U.S., season-best, NCAA provisional qualifier), Men's Field: sophomoreNate Marum, from Napa, won the javelin with a 228-11 (personal-best, leads theNCAA provisional list, mark is No. 7 in the U. S.).Harrison and Marum alsohelped lead the Bruin men to triangular and dual wins over Nebraska and CSNorthridge.

This week, the Bruins will send athletes to the Pomona Invite (April 20),the Long Beach Invite (April 21) and to the Mt. SAC Relays (April 20-22).

Looking ahead, the annual dual meet between UCLA and USC will be held atthe USC track on Saturday, May 5.

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