Bruins Open 2001 Indoor Track and Field Season

Jan. 23, 2001

UCLA's 2001 collegiate indoor track and field season got underway lastweekend (Sat., Jan. 20) with the Bruins competing at the Pole Vault Summit inReno, NV and the Los Angeles Invitational at the Sports Arena.

In Reno, junior Tracy O'Hara won the women's collegiate pole vault with amark of 13-6. O'Hara in 2000 as a sophomore won both the NCAA Outdoor and Indoortitles and set the collegiate outdoor (14-7.50) and indoor (14-6) records.

Also competing for the UCLA women in Reno were ' junior Heather Sickler,12-0, sophomore Karen Bewley, 11-11, sophomore Bridget Pearson, 11-3 andfreshman Gail Larsen, 11-3.

UCLA's three men's competitors ' senior Steve Michels, sophomore JaredDrake and freshman Yoo Kim, all vaulted 16-4.75.

At the LA Invite, UCLA had two women's runners in an 880y race ' sophomoreJessica Marr, 2:17.33 and sophomore Tiffany Burgess, 2:17.71.

This weekend, the Bruin women will compete at the Penn State IndoorInvitational. In 2000, Jeanette Bolden's Bruin women won the NCAA IndoorChampionships, the first ever in school history.

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