UCLA's Drake Stadium Hosts 2005 Pacific-10 Conference Multi-Events Championships Saturday-Sunday (May 7-8)

May. 2, 2005

UCLA's Drake Stadium on Saturday-Sunday (May 7-8) will host the 2005 Pacific-10 Multi-Events Championships, featuring top women and men's athletes from Pac-10 conference schools competing in the heptathlon (women/seven events) and the decathlon (men/10 events). There will be no ticket charge for this event.

As of April 25, the top conference heptathletes were WashingtonState sophomores, twins - Diana (5,492/NCAA provisional qualifier) and Julie(5,414/NCAA provisional qualifier) Pickler.
UCLA sophomore Nastassja Hall is No. 4 on the current Pac-10 chart,with an NCAA provisional mark of 5,191.

Last year's Pac-10 heptathlon champion, Arizona State's JackieJohnson, is redshirting this outdoor season and will not compete.

The No. 1 Pac-10 decathlete entering the championships is Oregon junior Andy Young (7,016/NCAA provisional qualifier). UCLA sophomore David Murphy is No. 4 on the current Pac-10 chart (5,702). UCLA's top decathlete, junior David Shortenhaus (6,217), is out with an injury.

Last year's decathlon champion, freshman Tommy Skipper, also the defending Pac-10 pole vault champion, earlier this season injured a knee (that required surgery) and he is not expected to compete.

Looking Ahead
UCLA's Drake Stadium will host the 2005 Pacific-10 Track & Field Championships on May 14-15 (Saturday-Sunday). On Saturday (May 14), field events (all finals-men's hammer/javelin/pole vault/long jump/shot put; women's-high jump/shot put/long jump/javelin) begin at 10:30 a.m. and running events (four finals-women and men's steeplechase/10,000m; all other running events are qualifying heats to Sunday's finals) at 1:20 p.m., concluding at 6:45 p.m. On Sunday (May 15), field events (all finals) begin at 10:30 a.m. and running events (all finals) at 1:30 p.m., concluding at 5:45 p.m.

Tickets are $12 (adult all-session pass), $7 (youth all-session pass and adult single session pass) and $5 (youth single session pass). For more ticket information, please call 310-UCLA-WIN (310-825-2946).

Pac-10 Multi-Event Schedule
Saturday-Sunday (May 7-8)
UCLA's Drake Stadium

Saturday/May 7 Sunday/May 8


Noon - 100m Noon - 110m Hurdles
12:50 p.m. -Long Jump 12:45 p.m. - Discus
2 p.m. - Shot Put 2 p.m. - Pole Vault
3 p.m. - High Jump 4 p.m. - Javelin
5:15 p.m. - 400m 5 p.m. - 1500m

Heptathlon (Women)

12:30 p.m. - 100m Hurdles 1 p.m. - Long Jump
1:30 p.m. - High Jump 2 p.m. - Javelin
3:45 p.m. - Shot Put 3:30 p.m. - 800m
5 p.m. - 200m
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