Bruin Track & Field Set To Battle With USC This Weekend
April 29, 2009
The men's and women's track and field teams will face off with USC this weekend in the annual dual meet battle between the two storied programs. The hammer competition will be contested on Friday beginning at 2:00 pm at Mt. SAC in Walnut. The remainder of the meet will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday at USC.
The Bruin men fell out of the rankings after having been 16th last week. USC heads into the meet ranked 18th. On the women's side, the Bruin women are ranked 25th, while USC ranks ninth.
UCLA/USC Dual Meet Hall of Fame
This year marks the beginning of the UCLA/USC Dual Meet Hall of Fame and at the media luncheon on Tuesday, several Bruin alums were honored, including Willie Banks, Wayne Collett, John Brenner, James McAllister and Seilala Sua.
The Trojan men hold a 40-34 all-time advantage over the Bruins as this year's meet marks the 75th meeting between the two storied programs. The Bruins won last year's battle 89-74 and have won six of the last seven matchups (losing in 2007 at USC).
The UCLA women lead USC all-time 21-4 in head-to-head matchups. The Trojans snapped UCLA's 15-year win streak last season at UCLA, defeating the Bruins 86-77.
Gauntlet Show Special
FSN PrimeTicket will run a special track and field version of the Lexus Gauntlet Show Wednesday night at 10:30 pm, previewing this weekend's meet and highlighting Bruin great Willie Banks.
Lexus Gauntlet Standings
USC has a 50-40 lead over UCLA in the Lexus Gauntlet Challenge with four events left: men's golf, women's rowing and men's and women's track and field. Each of these events has 5 points on the line.