Everhart and Armon Ready for U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials

July 7, 2004

Senior Juaune Armon and sophomore Craig Everhart, along with Bruin great John Godina, highlight several Bruins on their way to the Olympic Trials beginning this weekend in Sacramento for a shot at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Armon is coming off a successful senior season, culminating with All-America honors in the long jump after placing fourth at the NCAA Championships. He also defended his Pac-10 title to win his second consecutive Pac-10 Championship in the long jump. His best mark going into the Trials is 26-3.

Everhart, after winning the West Regional Championship in the 400m, picked up his 'A' Olympic Trials qualifying mark with a personal best of 44.89. He earned All-America honors as a member of the seventh place 4x400m relay and finished 11th in the 400m at the 2004 NCAA Championships.

Leading the Bruin alumni at the Trials will be two-time Olympic medalist John Godina. He is a three-time U.S. and World Outdoor shot put champion, two-time U.S. discus champion, and five-time NCAA Champion. Godina currently ranks #2 in the world this year.

2004 graduate Scott Weigand will compete in the shot put and discus, while Luke Sullivan will compete in just the discus. Weigand ranks eighth all-time in the shot put and Sullivan ranks sixth all-time in the discus.

Other Bruin alumni set to compete are Malachi Davis in the 400m, Meb Keflezighi in the 5,000 and 10,000m, Kyle Erickson in the 400m hurdles, and Scott Slover in the pole vault. Keflezighi is the American Record-Holder in the 10,000m (27:13.98, 2001) and has already qualified for the U.S. team in the marathon.

Competition begins on Friday, July 9th through Monday, July 12th. The Trials will resume on Thursday, July 15th, and end on Sunday, July 18th.

For complete results of the U.S. Olymic Trials go to www.usatf.org

The Olympic Trials will be broadcast live on USA and NBC on the following dates and times:
July 9-8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (USA)
July 10-5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (NBC)
July 11-4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (NBC)
July 12-7:00 - 10:00 p.m. (USA)
July 15-7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (USA)
July 16-8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (USA)
July 17-2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (NBC)
July 18-4:00 - 6:00 p.m. (NBC)

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