Bruin Men Finish Sixth (91.5 points) at Pac-10 Championships

May 19, 2002

Pullman, WA - Final day UCLA results from the 2002 Pac-10 T & F Championships, held in Pullman WA and hosted by Washington State.

Stanford won the men's crown for the second year in a row and UCLA came in sixth.

Final Team Standings (scoring 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1)

1. Stanford 151, 2. Oregon 125, 3. USC 103.50, 4. Arizona State 103, 5. Arizona 99, 6. UCLA 91.50, 7. Washington State 71, 8. Washington 49, 9. California 22

Bruin Men's Head Coach Art Venegas - 'I think that a lot of our kids fought really hard this weekend, so its sad to see that the team results aren't higher. A lot of our kids fell to injury. There were too many times when we gave points up to some very talented teams. We have to get past this and repair the things that need repairing. We should be okay by nationals. On the whole, though, I think that we competed well.'

Final Field

Discus - In Sunday's final, senior Scott Moser (Huntington Beach, CA/Huntington Beach HS) won his second consecutive Pac-10 Discus title with a throw of 194-1 (59.16m). Moser is the first Pac-10 discus title winner to capture consecutive titles since Bruin great and Olympian John Godina (1993-1995).

Junior Scott Wiegand (Arcadia, CA/Arcadia HS), who won the 2002 Pac-10 Shot Put title yesterday, placed third with a throw of 181-1 (55.19m, NCAA provisional, season best). Sophomore Dan Ames (Lakeside, CA/El Capitan HS) finished fifth at 180-2 (54.93m) and freshman Jason Rider (Murietta, CA/Murietta Valley HS) finished 10th at 169-5 (51.64m).

Moser on his 2002 Pac-10 Discus title: 'Even though I didn't throw as far as I know I could have, it's a good feeling to know that I have two Pac-10 titles under my belt.'

High Jump - In Sunday's final, junior Josh Levy (Northridge, CA/Campbell Hall) finished ninth at 6-10.75 (2.10m, tied season best). Junior Kevin Weaver (McKinleyville, CA/UCSB/McKinleyville HS) finished 12th at 6-6.75 (2.00m). Senior Octavious Gillespie (Hillsboro, OR/Lane CC/Hillsboro HS) no heighted. Stanford's Michael Ponikvar won the 2002 Pac-10 title at 7-0.5 (2.15m).

Triple Jump - Sophomore Juaune Armon (San Jose, CA/Archbishop Mitty) attempted to compete in today's final, but could not continue due to a right knee injury sustained during Saturday's long jump finals.

Final Track

1,500m - Freshman Ben Aragon (Santee, CA/West Hills HS) placed seventh in a personal best 3:48.89. Stanford's Gabriel Jennings won in 3:43.23 for his third consecutive Pac-10 1,500m title.

110m Hurdles - Sophomore Charles Ryan (Richmond, CA/McClymonds HS) placed third in 13.95. USC's Ryan Wilson won the 2002 Pac-10 title in 13.81.

100m - Senior Michael Lipscomb (West Covina, CA/Mt. SAC/South Hills HS) finished sixth in 10.58. Washington State's Anson Henry won the 2002 Pac-10 title in 10.29.

400m Hurdles - Freshman Jonathan Williams (Los Angeles, CA/ Notre Dame HS) finished third for the Bruins in a personal best 51.46. Junior John Barbieri (Carpinteria, CA/Carpinteria HS) placed fifth in 52.24.

Note: Junior Kyle Erickson (Elmhurst, IL/York HS), who had the fastest time in the Pac-10 this season at 49.62, did not compete due to hamstring injury. He will compete at the NCAA Championships.

200m - Lipscomb finished second in 20.70. Washington State's Anson Henry won the 2002 Pac-10 title in 20.52.

5,000m - Senior Bryan Green (Palmdale, CA/Littlerock HS) finished 14th in 14:54.57. Junior Justin Patananan (Palmdale, CA/Highland HS) placed 21st in 15:16.33. Stanford's Jonathon Riley won the 2002 Pac-10 title in 14:18.11.

4x400m Relay - UCLA's relay team of Barbieri, Lipscomb, Nick Thornton (Vista, CA/Rancho Buena Vista HS) and Charles Ryan did not finish. Ryan was unable to finish the anchor leg due to a hamstring cramp. Arizona State won the 2002 Pac-10 title in 3:06.03 (Mooberry Track Record).

The Bruin men and women will return to action May 29 at the NCAA Championships, hosted by LSU, in Baton Rouge, LA. The championships will conclude Saturday, June 1.

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