C. J. Bell Wins PV At UCSD Open

April 28, 2002

UCLA's men's and women's track & field teams this weekend(Friday-Saturday/April 26-27) competed at the UC San Diego Open in La Jolla.

Bruin Men
Art Venegas' UCLA men's team was led by five events winners on thetrack ' junior Brandon Foster, winning his 200m heat; freshman MarioBassani won his 400m heat with the day's best mark; freshman JonathonWilliams took first place in his 110m hurdle heat; senior Andrew Wulf wonFriday's 3000m steeplechase and the Bruins won the 4 X 400m relay.In the field, senior C. J. Bell won the pole vault.

On the track ' Foster, son of Bruin hurdle great Greg Foster, won sectiontwo of the 200m (22.43); Bassani took first place in section five of the400m (47.97, season-best); Williams had the best time of the day in the110m hurdles, winning section three (14.79); Wulf's winning mark in thesteeplechase was 9:12.34 and UCLA won the 4 X 400m relay (3:12.99).In the field ' Bell continued his successful senior season, taking the polevault with a mark of 17-5 3/4 (personal-best, NCAA provisional).Former Bruin throwing great John Godina had the best mark in the shot put(67-0 1/2) and took fourth in his discus section (212-4).

Looking Ahead
UCLA will host USC on Saturday, May 4 at Drake Stadium in thetraditional annual dual meet between the two schools. The hammer throwswill start at 9 a.m., the rest of the field events begin at 11 a.m. and therunning events start at 12:30 p.m. The meet concludes at 4 p.m. with therunning of the 4 X 400m relays.

Fox Sports Net West 2 will tape delay the USC at UCLA dual meet onSaturday, May 11 at 1 p.m.

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