UCLA Finishes Season 17th at NCAA Championships

June 17, 2004

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The Bruins tied for 17th at the NCAA Championships, held at Texas' Mike A. Myers Stadium, scoring 17 points. UCLA's highest finisher was junior vaulter Yoo Kim, who cleared a personal best 18-4.50 (5.60m) to finish second in the pole vault. Kim also broke the Korean National Record of 18-2.50, which he had set last year.

Senior co-captains Juaune Armon and Dan Ames also turned in All-American performances at the championships. Armon finished fourth in the long jump with a season wind-aided best of 26-0 (7.92m, +2.6). Ames, who competed in three throwing events, tied for sixth in the shot put, throwing 62-7.75 (19.09m). It was the third All-America honor of Armon's career and 10th for Ames.

In the 1600m relay, the Bruin squad of Brandon Johnson, Jonathan Williams, Denye' Versher and Craig Everhart finished seventh in 3:06.63 to end the championships. All of the Bruins received the first All-America honors of their careers.

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