UCLA/USC Dual Meet History
Fox Sports West will air a tape-delayed show of the May 5 UCLA at USC men's andwomen's track & field meet on Saturday, May 19 at 3 p.m. Also, the Pacific-10men's and women's Track & Field Championships, held May 19-20 at Berkeley, willalso be tape delayed by Fox Sports Net. The Pac-10 show will be distributed onFriday, May 25 at 11 a.m. PDT (please check your local listing for the airingdate).
UCLA Women's Head Coach Jeanette Bolden and the UCLA/USC Dual Meet
Jeanette Bolden has been the UCLA women's head coach since 1994. In those sevenyears, her Bruin teams have never lost to USC in the dual meet (under Bolden,the Bruins are 7-0 vs. USC, including last season's 86-68 victory at DrakeStadium).
During her Bruin tenure, Bolden has led UCLA to two (2000/2001) NCAA IndoorChampionships, six Pacific-10 titles, including the last four in a row, and sixtop three finishes at the NCAA Outdoor, including second-place finishes in1995-98-99.
Former UCLA Men's Head Coach Bob Larsen and the UCLA/USC Dual Meet
Bob Larsen succeeded Jim Bush as the Bruin men's track and field coach in 1985and retired from the position prior to the start of the 1999-2000 season. In his15 years as the Bruin men's coach, UCLA never lost to USC, compiling a perfect15-0 record. In Larsen's final season (1999), the UCLA men defeated USC 82-81 onthe USC track (it was the closest meet in the history of the men's dual).
During his Bruin career, Larsen won two (1987/1988) NCAA OutdoorChampionships, nine Pacific-10 titles, including six in the 1990s, four nationaldual meet crowns and he had a remarkable career dual meet record of 118-3-1,including 12 unbeaten seasons.
In 1997, he was inducted into the Mt. SAC Relays Coaches Hall of Fame andin 1996, into the CA Community College Cross Country and Track Coaches Hall ofFame.
The UCLA/USC Men's/ Women's Dual Meet Series History
In the men's series, which started in 1934, USC leads it 38-29. The Bruinshave won the last 22 meets in a row, dating back to 1978 (the 1982 meet wasnonscoring).
From 1934-1965, the Trojan men won the first 33 meets in a row (there weretwo meets in 1945, with USC winning both ' 82-49 at Berkeley and 82-49 at theColiseum). UCLA's first win in the dual series was in 1966, 86-59 at theColiseum.
Overall in the women's series that started in 1984, UCLA leads it 13-3,losing only in 1986, '87, and in 1992. The Bruins have won eight dual meets in arow over the Trojans, dating back to 1993 (Bob Kersee's final season as the UCLAwomen's head coach).