UCLA Sends Three Athletes To World Junior T & F Championships
July 12, 2002
UCLA will send three athletes - freshman Monique Henderson(400m), freshman Briona Reynolds (SP) and redshirt freshman JeremySilverman (SP) - to the 2002 World Junior Track & Field Championships,held July 16-21 at Kingston, Jamaica.
All three athletes qualified for the World Juniors three weeks ago atthe 2002 USA Junior meet (between the ages of 14-19 in the calendar year2002), held at Stanford (June 21-23). The top two finishers in eachevent advanced to the upcoming World Junior Championships.
Henderson, from San Diego Morse HS, at the USA Junior meetplaced second in the 400m (51.52, 53.10Q). Henderson had an outstandingtrue freshman season at UCLA in 2002. At the NCAA Outdoor, she earnedtwo All-American honors (400m, seventh-place, 52.31; 4 X 400m relay,anchor, third-place, 3:28.79, in qualifying the Bruins set a new schoolrecord, 3:28.58) and at the NCAA Indoor, she ran on UCLA's winningdistance medley relay (second leg (400m), 10:58.19) and again earnedAll-American status on the Bruins' 4 X 400m relay (second leg,fifth-place, 3:36.59).
Reynolds, from Grand Forks, ND (Red River HS), at the USAJuniors placed second in the shot put (54-2, ties personal-best) andthird in the discus (164-11). As a true freshman at the 2002 NCAAOutdoor, Reynolds earned All-American in the discus (ninth-place, 171-9,top eight Americans).
Silverman, from Annville, PA (Annville-Cleona HS), at the USAJunior meet placed second in the shot put (63-5) and seventh in thediscus (178-6). A true freshman this season, Silverman redshirted duringthe 2001-02 campaign. As a senior prepster in 2000-01, his high schoolbest shot put mark of 65-4.50 was No. 4 on the U. S. high school chart.