Perry In Second At Mt. SAC Relays Heptathlon, Moser Wins Discus at Antelope Valley Meet

April 20, 2001

Beginning a long weekend of collegiate track and field competition, UCLA seniorMichelle Perry is the No. 2 collegian after the first day of the Mt. SAC RelaysHeptathlon, while junior Scott Moser and sophomore Chaniqua Ross won thecollegiate discus at the Antelope Valley College Throwers meet. Bothcompetitions took place on Thursday.

The Mt. SAC Relays Heptathlon is being held at Azusa Pacific. Competing inher first-ever collegiate multi-event competition, Perry is the No. 2 collegianafter the first day, with 3,370 points. The top collegian is San Diego State'sAja Frary, with 3,383 points. Overall, the leader is Nike's Trayce Lawyer(3,734), followed by Germany's Sabine Krieger (3,545, Krieger was fifth at the2000 Olympics), Canada's Nicole Haynes (3,410), Frary and Perry.From Palmdale Quartz Hill, Perry's first day marks were 100m hurdles (13.76,second-best time of the day, 1,013 points), high jump (5-3 3/4, 759 points),shot put (36-8 1/2, 608 points) and 200m (23.90w(+4.9), best wind-aided mark ofthe day, 990 points). On Friday, the remaining heptathlon events are the longjump, javelin throw and 800m.

The NCAA Outdoor automatic qualifying mark for the women's multi-event is 5,500points, the provisional mark is 5,175 and the Pac-10 qualifying standard is4,400 points. The Bruins have not had a heptathlon competitor at the NCAAOutdoor since 1995, when Shelia Burrell placed fourth (5,720). Burrell was amember of the 2000 U. S. Olympic team.

A four-time NCAA Outdoor All-American, Perry is the two-time defendingPac-10 100m hurdle champion.

Antelope Valley College Throwers Meet

Also on Thursday, several of UCLA's throwers competed at the AntelopeValley Throwers meet. In the women's discus, sophomore Chaniqua Ross won thecollegiate competition (placed second overall), with a mark of 171-9. FreshmanLara Saye was fifth (150-9).

In the men's discus throw, junior Scott Moser also won the collegiatecompetition (placed second overall, the overall winner was Canada's Jason Tunks,212-1, Tunks placed sixth at the 2000 Olympics), with a mark of 201-6. Redshirtfreshman Dan Ames was third (192-5) and sophomore Scott Wiegand set apersonal-best (172-9).

This Weekend

Along with the Mt. SAC Relays heptathlon that will conclude Friday, UCLAathletes this weekend will also be competing at the Pomona Invite (April 20),the Long Beach Invite (April 21) and the Mt. SAC Relays (April 20-22).

UCLA track and field results from this weekend (April 20-22) will be updatedon the Bruin website Monday morning (April 23).

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