UCLA Defeats BYU and CS Northridge In Dual Meets

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.

Jeanette Bolden's Bruin women, this week rated No. 3 in the nation byTrackwire, improved to 4-0 overall in 2002 outdoor dual competition withvictories over BYU (123-70), tied for No. 6 in the U. S., and CS Northridge(116-81, Northridge beat BYU 100-88 in dual scoring). The Bruin women alsowon the triangular competition (UCLA 169, CSN 117, BYU 101). In her ninthseason as the Bruin women's track & field head coach, Bolden's career dualmeet record is an unbeaten 67-0.

Bruin Women
The Bruin women had 11 individual event winners, led by true freshmanMonique Henderson, sophomore Sheena Johnson and senior Bunmi Ogunleye.

Henderson, the prep woman's national record holder in the 400m, wonthe 400m (52.80, NCAA provisional qualifier) and ran on both of UCLA'swinning relays (4 X 100m, anchor, 45.48, season-best, 4 X 400m, third leg,3:35.14, season-best, NCAA provisional qualifier). Johnson, a two-timeOutdoor All-American, won the 100m hurdles (13.56, season-best, NCAAprovisional qualifier) and ran the second leg on UCLA's winning 4 X 400mrelay. Ogunleye won the long jump (20-6 1/2, personal-best, NCAAprovisional qualifier) and ran on both of the winning relays (4 X 100m ,third leg, 4 X 400m, anchor leg).

Also winning for the Bruins, in the field ' sophomore Cari Soong inthe hammer throw (190-5), freshman Jessica Cosby in the shot put (52-10),senior Darnesha Griffith in the high jump (5-10), freshman Briona Reynoldsin the discus (172-8) and senior Tracy O'Hara in the pole vault (13-8).

Winning for the Bruin women on the track ' senior Julia Barbour inthe 3000m steeplechase (11:01.08), junior Tiffany Burgess in the 800m(2:06.22, season-best, NCAA provisional qualifier) and freshman AlejandraBarrientos in the 1500m (4:33.38).

Unattached Competition
In the women's discus, UCLA great Seilala Sua, the four-timeUSA Outdoor discus champion who during her Bruin career (1997-2000) was thewinningest athlete in NCAA Outdoor women's competition (six shot put/discuscrowns), had a mark of 189-6 in the discus.

Looking Ahead
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.

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