Yoo Kim Sets Korean National Pole Vault Record, Bruin Men Finish 17th at NCAA Championships

June 12, 2004

Austin, TX - In the final day of the 2004 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, held at Texas' Mike A. Myers Stadium before 14,000, the UCLA men tied for 17th with Stanford, scoring 17 points.

'We were a little flat,' said Coach Art Venegas. 'We could've scored better. Yoo Kim had a phenomenal meet. I'm proud of the way Dan Ames fought through all three of his events this week.'

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Final Team Standings (Top five teams/scoring 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1)
Men - 1. Arkansas 65.50, 2. Florida 49, 3. LSU 31, 4. Ohio State/TCU/SMU/Baylor 30.

Hammer Throw - Senior Dan Ames finished 12th with a throw of 205-11 (62.76m).

Pole Vault - Junior Yoo Kim placed second, scoring eight points, with a personal best vault of 18-4.50 (5.60m). The mark is third all-time in school history. It is also a new Korean national record. Last year, Kim set the previous record of 18-2.50. Senior Pat Luke finished 13th in the pole vault, clearing 16-10.75 (5.15m).

Decathlon - Senior Chris Staton finished 18th with 7,040 points. In the 110m hurdles, he ran 15.10 (+2.6, 837 points). In the discus, he threw 134-6 (41.00m, 685 points). In the pole vault, he cleared 14-1.25 (4.30m, 702 points). He threw 175-3 (53.41m) in the javelin for 639 points. And, in the 1500m, he finished in 5:06.07 (525 points).

Shot Put - Ames tied for sixth in the shot put, throwing 62-7.75 (19.09m). He scored 2.50 points for the Bruins and earned the 10th All-America honor of his career.

4x400m Relay - The squad of Brandon Johnson, Jonathan Williams, Denye' Versher and Craig Everhart ran 3:06.63, finishing seventh.

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