Seven Bruins To Compete At US Track And Field Indoor Championships

Feb. 26, 2001

Seven UCLA athletes will be competing at the US Track and Field Indoor Championships this weekend, March 2-3, as a result of last week's performances at the MPSF Championships in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Christina Tolson placed first in the shot put and weight throw with NCAA automatic marks of 16.50 m (54'01 3/4') in the shot put and 19.69m (64'07 1/4') in the weight throw. Freshman Jessica Cosby placed second, with a NCAA provisional mark of 15.57m (51' 01'). Chaniqua Ross placed fourth with a NCAA provisional mark of 15.46 (50'08 3/4'). In the weight throw, Cari Soong finished fourth with a NCAA provisional mark of 18.54m (60'10'). Tracy O'Hara won the pole vault with a NCAA automatic mark of 4.31m (14'01 3/4'). For the men, Scott Moser and Dan Ames secured berths to the US Indoor Championships in the weight throw and shot put. Moser placed second in the shot put with a NCAA provisional mark of 19.41m (63'08 1/4') and Ames finished in third with a provisional mark of 19.09m (62'07 3/4'). Ames finished first in the shot put with a provisional mark of 18.54m (60'10').

At the MPSF Championships, the women's team placed second with 130 points behind first place Arizona (142 points). The men finished in fifth place with 83 points behind first place Washington State (108.5), Arizona (105), Washington (104) and Utah State (85).

The outdoor track and field season begins this Saturday, March 3, when the Bruins will compete at the All UC Invitational at Irvine.

MPSF Championships Results

4th-Sani Roseby (24.64)
5th-Nicole Gaskins (25.11)

1st-Bridie Hatch (2:12.34)
2nd-Tiffany Burgess (2:13.01)
4th-Jessica Marr (2:14.25)

3rd-Elaine Canchola (5:08.10)

1st-Michelle Perry (8.28)
8th-Sani Roseby (8.79)

4 x 400m Relay
1st-Ogunleye, Johnson, Williams, McKinnon (3:35.82)

High Jump
3rd-Darnesha Griffith (1.76m/5'09 1/4')
4th-Julie Stevenson (1.71m/5'07 1/4')
9th-Heather Newlin (1.61m/5'03 1/4')

Triple Jump
1st-Deana Simmons (12.67m/41'07')

Pole Vault
1st-Tracy O'Hara (4.31m/14'01 3/4')
9th-Karen Bewley (3.68m/12'1/4')
13th-Gail Larsen (3.38m/11'01')

Long Jump
7th-Darnesha Griffith (5.66m/18'07')

Shot Put
1st-Christina Tolson (16.50m/54'01 3/4')
2nd-Jessica Cosby (15.57m/51'01')
4th-Chaniqua Ross (15.46m/50'08 3/4')
10th-Suzanne Linn (13.53m/44'04 3/4')
15th-Cari Soong (12.43m/40'09 1/2')

Weight Throw
1st-Christina Tolson (19.69m/64'07 1/4')
4th-Cari Soong (18.54m/60'10')

7th-Andrew Wulf (2:00.57)

7th-Paul Muite (4:26.32)

3rd-Will Bernaldo (8:50.78)

High Jump
10th-Chris Staton (1.99m/6'06 1/4')
14th(t)-Josh Levy (1.99m/6'06 1/4')

Pole Vault
2nd-Steve Michaels (5.31m/17'05')
4th-Yoo Kim (5.06m/16'07 1/4')
5th(t)-Jared Drake (5.06m/16'07 1/4')
11th(t)-C.J. Bell (4.91m/16'01 1/4')

Triple Jump
5th-Oliver Jackson (14.74m/48'04 1/2')
7th-David Kurian (14.65m/48' 3/4')
8th-Juane Armon (14.42m/47'03 3/4')
9th-Tony Ortiz (14.29m/46'10 3/4')

Weight Throw
2nd-Scott Moser (19.41m/63'08 1/4')
3rd-Dan Ames (19.09m/62'07 3/4')

Shot Put
1st-Dan Ames (18.54m/60'10')
3rd-Scott Weigand (17.97m/58'11 1/2')
4th-Jack Clamon (17.72m/58'01 3/4')
8th-Scott Moser (17.27m/56'08')

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