Men's Track & Field Team Defeats BYU And CS Northridge
April 13, 2002
UCLA's track & field teams defeated Brigham Young and CS Northridgein both dual and triangular scoring Saturday (April 13) at Drake Stadium. Art Venegas' UCLA men's team also improved to 4-0 overall in dualcompetition with wins over BYU (118-63), the Cougars are tied for No. 22this week in the U. S., and CS Northridge (123-63, Northridge lost to BYU,86-85 in dual scoring). The Bruin men also won the triangular (UCLA 173,BYU 97, CS Northridge 94).
UCLA was led by seniors, Michael Lipscomb and Scott Moser, andjunior Justin Patananan. Lipscomb won the 100m (10.55) and 200m (21.15) andran the opening leg (47.2) on UCLA's winning 4 X 400m relay (3:07.75,season-best). Moser won the hammer throw (201-1) and discus (199-6,season-best, NCAA automatic qualifier) and Patananan was victorious in the3000m steeplechase (9:13.29) and 5000m (15:13.00).
Overall, the Bruin men had 12 individual event winners. Also winningfor the Bruins, in the field ' sophomore Juaune Armon in the long jump(24-11 3/4), sophomore Tony Ortiz in the triple jump (47-8) and sophomoreDan Ames in the shot put (62-8).
Winning on the track for the Bruin men ' senior Bryan Green in the1500m (3:51.05), sophomore Charles Ryan, who won the 110m hurdles (13.80)and ran the third leg on UCLA's winning 4 X 400m relay, and junior KyleErickson, who won the 400m hurdles (50.37, personal-best, NCAA provisional,No. 9 in school history) and ran the anchor leg on the victorious 4 X 400mrelay.
In the men's shot put, Bruin great John Godina, the three-time WorldOutdoor shot put champion who won five NCAA shot put/discus titles duringhis Bruin career (1992-95), had a shot put mark of 69-10 3/4.
UCLA's final home meet of the season will be Saturday, May 4, hostingarchrival USC in the schools' annual women's and men's dual meet.