Women's T & F Competes Saturday At CA-AZ Challenge In Tucson

April 1, 2002

CA-AZ Challenge Results Posted on www.arizcats.com

Jeanette Bolden's UCLA women's track & field team competes Saturday (April 6) at theCalifornia-Arizona Challenge in Tucson, AZ and hosted by the University of Arizona at the Roy P.Drachman Track & Field Stadium. The meet will start at 9 a.m. PT and conclude at 1:35 p.m. PT.

Along with UCLA, also competing will be Stanford, Northern Arizona and host Arizona. To createthe 'Challenge,' UCLA and Stanford will combine team scores (to form Team California) and Arizona andNorthern Arizona will combine team scores (to form Team Arizona). Scoring will be 5-3-2-1 for individualevents and 5-3-2-1 for relays.

Stanford Invite
Last weekend (March 29-30), the Bruins sent four athletes to the Stanford Invite in Palo Alto. OnSaturday, senior Tracy O'Hara, the collegiate outdoor record holder (14-7 1/4), won the pole vault (14-11/4, season-outdoor best, NCAA automatic qualifier).

Sophomore Lena Nilsson continued her 2002 success at Stanford. She placed second in the1500m, with a personal-best mark of 4:14.11 (NCAA automatic qualifier), the No. 5 time in UCLA history.Earlier this season at the NCAA Indoor, Nilsson ran the anchor leg on UCLA's winning distance medleyrelay and also placed second in the mile.

In the 800m, juniors, Jessica Marr and Tiffany Burgess, placed eighth (Marr, 2:08.35) and ninth(Burgess, 2:08.6). Both Marr and Burgess also ran on the victorious UCLA distance medley relay at theNCAA Indoor.

Cal-Nevada Championships
Also last weekend, the Bruins sent a partial team to the Cal-Nevada Championships in Fresno.UCLA placed sixth with a team total of 69 points. Leading the Bruins were throwers, freshman BrionaReynolds, redshirt freshman Jessica Cosby, junior Chaniqua Ross and sophomore Cari Soong.

Reynolds won the shot put (52-9 1/4, personal-best, NCAA provisional qualifier), Cosby wassecond in the shot put (52-3 1/4) and fifth in the hammer throw (185-5, personal-best, NCAA provisionalqualifier), Ross was second in the discus (169-9) and Soong won the hammer throw (206-7, season-best,NCAA automatic qualifier).

Looking Ahead
After this weekend's CA-AZ Challenge, the Bruins will return home to Drake Stadium for theirsecond home meet of the 2002 outdoor season. On Saturday, April 13 at Drake, the Bruins will host BYUand CS Northridge. Following that competition, UCLA will have one final home meet remaining, hostingarchrival USC on Saturday, May 4.

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