Pac-10 Names Tolson Field Athlete Of The Week

April 23, 2001

UCLA senior Christina Tolson, from Fountain Valley, on Monday was named thePacific-10 Women's Field Athlete of the Week for her performances at lastweekend's Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, CA. It's the second time this season Tolsonhas won the weekly conference honor.

On Saturday (April 21) in the women's university open hammer throw, Tolsonplaced first with a Pac-10 and UCLA record mark of 214-6 (personal-best, No. 2on the current U. S. college chart, NCAA automatic qualifying mark). Tolson setthe Pac-10 women's hammer throw record last year (208-11). Then on Sunday (April22) at Mt SAC in the invitational shot put, Tolson placed fourth overall (topplacing collegian), with a personal-best effort of 57-2 (U. S. collegiateleader, No. 5 in UCLA history, NCAA automatic qualifier).

Tolson's first weekly conference honor was on April 9 at the Texas Relays,where she won the women's shot put (56-1 1/4) and was second in the women'shammer throw (207-11).

Looking ahead to this weekend (April 28-29), the UCLA women sprinters andhurdlers will travel to Philadelphia for the Penn Relays. The remaining Bruinwomen and most of the UCLA men's team will compete in the Cal/NevadaChampionships, hosted by UC Irvine.

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