UCLA Finishes Season 17th at NCAA Championships
June 17, 2004
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.