Golston and Jacobs Pick up Individual Wins on Day 2 of RJ/JJK Invitational

April 8, 2005

Senior Tony Golson and sophomore Jeff Jacobs recorded individual wins for the Bruins on day 2 of the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invitational on Friday. Golston, who was running in his first outdoor meet this season, ran a regional qualifying time of 14.24, while Jacobs dropped his lifetime-best by more then 1.5 seconds in the 400m, winning in a time of 47.78.

The Bruin men also picked up a second regional qualifier on the day as junior Jeremy Silverman threw a season-best 169-1 in the discus, placing third overall. Senior All-American Yoo Kim, who is not competing in the pole vault for at least 2-3 weeks because of a hand injury, competed in the long jump and was the top collegiate finisher (2nd overall) with a leap of 22-3.50.

Freshman James Rhoades also recorded a lifetime-best in the 400m, dropping below the 48 second mark for the first time in his career, finishing second in a time of 47.94. In the 200m, Rhoades also ran a lifetime-best, placing third in a time of 21.80, while Jacobs also ran a lifetime-best in the 200m, running 22.10.

On the day three regional qualifying marks were acquired by the competitors with UCLA's Silverman picking one up in the discus, while Arizona's Sam Jacobson and Cal Poly SLO's Adrian Ruark both cleared 16-6.75 to qualify in the pole vault.

Check back for results from the men's javelin and this evening's distance carnival later on tonight.

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