Junior, Martell Munguia Wins 800m (1:48.14) At Oxy

May 8, 2005

On Saturday (May 7), Art Venegas' UCLA men's T & F field team split into two squads - the pole vaulters competing at the 64th annual Modesto Relays and other Bruins competing at the evening Oxy Invitational at Eagle Rock.

Modesto Relays/Men
In the open pole vault, senior Yoo Kim placed second (17-6.50, season outdoor best, NCAA Regional Qualifier) and freshman Dustin DeLeo finished eighth (16-6.75, personal-best, NCAA Regional Qualifier).

Bruin alumni who competed included:
John Godina, winning the shot put (68-5.75) and Juaune Armon placing first in the long jump (26-0.25).

Oxy Invite/Men
The Bruins were paced by three, first-place individual finishes - junior Martell Munguia in the 800m (1:48.14, personal-best, NCAA Regional Qualifier, No. 3 on current Pac-10 chart, No. 9 in school history), senior Anthony Golston in the 100m hurdles (14.37), and freshman Josh Rider in the discus (169-7, personal-best, NCAA Regional Qualifier). UCLA's 4 X 400m relay (freshman James Rhodes, sophomore Jeff Jacobs, freshman Kevin Ahlstrom, sophomore Mike Elbogen) also finished in first-place (3:11.75).

Also competing for the Bruins were:
100m - sophomore Chauncee Smith (8th, 10.94)
200m - Smith (9th, 22.10nwi), Rhodes (13th, 22.47nwi)
400m - Jacobs (5th, top collegian , 47.49), freshman David Shipp (6th, second collegian, 47.56, personal-best), Rhodes (13th, 48.88), Elbogen (15th, 49.22).
800m - senior Ben Aragon (2nd, 1:48.71, season-best, NCAA Regional Qualifier), senior Erik Emilsson (7th, 1:50.58, personal-best), freshman Mike Haddan (13th, 1:51.99)
400mH - Ahlstrom (6th, second collegian, 53.22, tied personalbest), freshman Jason Eiker-Wiles (15th, 56.80)
3000mSC - freshman Matt Stollenwerk, (6th, 9:43.24), freshman DrewShackelton (8th, 9:51.56)

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