UCLA Sends Dan Ames, Cari Soong and Jessica Cosby To World Junior T & F Championbships

Oct. 17, 2000

LOS ANGELES--UCLA will send three of its young track and field standouts this week tothe World Junior T & F Championships, held Oct. 17-22 in Santiago, Chile. Representing the Bruins will be sophomore Cari Soong, from Riverside NorthHS, in the women's hammer throw, redshirt freshman Dan Ames, from Lakeside andEl Capitan HS, in the men's discus and shot put and freshman Jessica Cosby, fromReseda and Cleveland HS, in the women's shot put.

At the U. S. Junior Meet, June 23-24 in Denton, TX, Soong won the women'shammer (194-10), Ames placed first in the men's discus (189-8) and second in theshot put (58-8 1/2) and Cosby placed second in the women's shot put (50-3 1/2,No. 3 prep mark last season in the U. S.).

During the 1999-2000 season, Soong as a true freshman for the Bruins earnedAll-America honors in the women's hammer at the NCAA Outdoor with a distance of197-7 (eighth-place, No. 2 U. S. Junior mark), Ames was a Bruin redshirt andCosby as a senior prepster earned T & F News HS All-America in the shot put.

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