No. 15 Men's Track and Field Off to Palo Alto for Pac-10 Championships

May 9, 2007

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The No. 15-ranked men's track and field team will travel to Palo Alto this weekend to participate in the Pac-10 Championships. The two-day meet begins on Saturday with field events starting at 12:00 pm and running events at 2:00 pm. On Sunday, field events start at 10:00 am and running events commence at 12:00 pm.

The Bruins head to the meet with 17 athletes ranked in the top-8 in the conference and 18 ranked in the top-25 in the nation. Several Bruins are poised to win Pac-10 titles, including Mike Landers, Kevin Craddock, Brandon Johnson, Greg Garza and Michael Johnson. This will also be the final weekend in which athletes can pick up regional qualifying marks. So far, the Bruins have picked up 27 qualifying marks for the West Regionalmeet (which is held May 25-26 in Eugene, OR).

Teams are allowed only 28 athletes at the Pac-10 Championships,meaning several of UCLA's regional qualifiers will stay home and notcompete in Palo Alto including pole vaulters Dustin DeLeo and Zack Miller, and thrower Josh Rider.

Also staying home this weekend are David Klech and Dominique Easterling as both are rehabbing injuries.

TV Coverage of the Pac-10 Championships
FSN West and FSN Prime Ticket will air tape-delayed broadcasts throughoutthe month of May beginning on Thursday, May 17. Below is a list ofair dates, stations and times for the meet.
- Thursday, May 17 - FSN West (2:00 pm)
- Friday, May 18 - FSN Prime Ticket (1:00 am and 12:00 pm)
- Saturday, May 19 - FSN Prime Ticket (10:00 am)
- Sunday, May 20 - FSN Prime Ticket (11:30 am)
- Monday, May 21 - FSN Prime Ticket (1:00 am)/FOX Sports West (2:00 pm)
- Wednesday May 23 - FSN PRime Ticket (1:00 am)
- Thursday, May 24 - FSN Prime Ticket (10:00 am)
- Saturday, May 26 - FSN Prime Ticket (5:00 pm)

Top-8 Ranked Bruins in the Pac-10 (as of 5/8)
Stan Griffi n - 200m, 8th (21.52); Austin Ramos - 5000m, 5th (13:51.73);Kevin Craddock - 110mH, 2nd (13.76); Darius Reed - 110mH, 6th (13.97);Brandon Johnson - 400mH, 1st (50.23); Henry Hagenbuch - Steeple, 2nd(8:58.64); 4x100m - 5th (40.88); 4x400m - 4th (3:09.74); Mike Landers -Pole Vault, 5th (17-9); Dave Murphy - Pole Vault, 6th (17-5); Michael Johnson- Triple Jump, 2nd (51-3.75); John Caulfi eld - Shot Put, 4th (63-1.25);Greg Garza - Discus, 4th (202-1; Darius Savage - Discus, 5th (200-5); BoldiKocsor - Hammer, 3rd (217-2); Andrew Ninow - Hammer, 6th (207-4);Chris Burbach - Javelin, 6th (203-1).

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