Men's Track And Field Goes 1-2 In Hammer, Opens Dual Meet With 8-1 Lead Over UCLA

April 25, 2003

Los Angeles, Calif. - The USC men's track and field team scored eight clutch points and Julianna Tudja continued her hot streak on Friday as the 70th annual USC-UCLA dual meet got underway with the hammer competition at West L.A. College.

Trojan freshman Adam Midles won the men's hammer with a throw of 201-7, with senior teammate Michael Murray coming in second (196-11). UCLA's Dan Ames was third (196-8). By winning the top two spots, Troy scored eight team points to UCLA's one.

Tudja, a senior who holds the Pac-10 women's record in the hammer throw with a best of 218-5, threw a USC-UCLA dual meet record 212-5 to cruise to an easy win. It's her fifth time this season over 208 feet after eclipsing that mark just once previously in her career. UCLA's Carrie Soong--the previous dual meet record holder--was second (206-8), followed by junior L'Orangerie Crawford in third (203-6). The Women of Troy scored six team points to UCLA's three.

The dual meet continues with an 11 a.m. start at USC's Loker Stadium on Saturday (April 26).

Men's Hammer Results

1. Adam Midles, USC-201-7 (61.45)2. Michael Murray, USC-196-11 (60.03)3. Dan Ames, UCLA-196-8 (59.94)4. Jake Knight, UCLA-187-1 (57.02)5. Harrison Lee, USC-185-6 (56.55)6. Jeremey Silverman, UCLA-177-10 (54.20)7. Noah Bryant, USC-172-5 (52.56)


Women's Hammer Results

1. Julianna Tudja, USC-212-5 (64.74) (USC-UCLA Dual meet record)2. Carrie Soong, UCLA-206-8 (63.00)3. L'Orangerie Crawford, USC-203-6 (62.02)4. Amy Thiel, USC-186-7 (56.88)5. Jessica Cosby, UCLA-181-8 (55.39)


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