Emilsson, Everhart, Munguia Advance at NCAA Outdoor

June 8, 2005

Sacramento, CA - Juniors Erik Emilsson, Craig Everhart and Martell Munguia advanced to the finals in their respective events on a very rainy day one of the NCAA Outdoor Championships, held at the Alex G. Spanos Stadium on the campus of Sacramento State University on Wednesday.

In the 400m, Everhart had the 13th fastest time round one of the 400m with a time of 46.37 (3rd in his heat) and advances to Friday's 400m semifinal.

Munguia, competing in his first NCAA Outdoor meet, was the 16th and final qualifier into Thursday's semifinal 800m race with a time of 1:48.89.

Emilsson ran a lifetime-best by over three seconds to automatically qualify for Friday's final in the steeplechase (5th in his heat). His time of 8:37.07 (old best 8:40.40) moved Emilsson to No. 3 all-time at UCLA and was the 10th fastest time overall.

In the shot put, it was a tough night for the Bruin duo of junior Jeremy Silverman and freshman John Caulfield as both failed to advance to the final. Silverman placed 20th overall (10th in his flight) with a toss of 58-2, while Caulfield finished 23rd (12th in his flight) with a throw of 57-8.25.

Seniors Anthony Golston and Ely Dial concluded their UCLA careers on Wednesday, as Golston finished 28th overall (7th in his heat, 14.47) in the 110m hurdles, and Dial placed 22nd (8th in his flight, 184-1) in the javelin. This was Golston's second NCAA Outdoor appearance and Dial's first as a Bruin.

Golston ends his career at UCLA ranked No. 6 all-time in the 110m hurdles with a time of 13.69 (set in 2004). Dial, who only joined the Bruin team two years ago, leaves UCLA with the sixth best mark in UCLA history in the javelin (210-8).

Junior Dave Murphy no-heighted in the pole vault and will not advance to the finals on Friday

Slated to compete tomorrow are - freshman Greg Garza (discus qualifying), sophomore Brandon Johnson and senior Jonathan Williams (400m hurdles, Round 1), Munguia (800m semifinal), senior Jon Rankin (1500m, Round 1), and the men's 4x400m relay team of Everhart, Johnson and seniors Denye' Versher and Mario Bassani.

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