Men's Track & Field Set to Compete at Three Meets This Week

April 11, 2006

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The No. 22 ranked UCLA men's track and field team will split three ways this week as they compete at the Mt. SAC Relays, Long Beach Invitational and Sun Angel Classic.

The sprinters will head to Tempe, AZ and the Sun Angel Classic on Saturday, April 15.Competing in Arizona are - senior Craig Everhart (200m/400m), junior Tracy Session (400m hurdles), and freshmen Kevin Craddock (110m hurdles/400m hurdles), Alex Pearlstone (100m/200m), Elijah Wells (200m/400m) and Garland West (100m/200m).

The pole vaulters and two steeplechasers will travel down the 405 to Long Beach for the LB Invitational on Friday, April 14. Junior Mike Landers will vault in the invitational section at 12:30 pm, while junior David Shortenhaus and sophomores Chris Bencomo and Zack Miller will jump in the open section at 2:00 pm. Sophomore Matt Stollenwerk and freshman Ryan Gordon will run the steeplechase at 10:20 am.

The Mt. SAC Relays decathlon competition will be held on Wedneday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13th as freshmen Matt Reuter and Andrew Moreno are slated to compete. On Wednesday, the pair will compete in the 100m, long jump, shot put, high jump and 400m. On Thursday, they will compete in the 110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500m.

There are three different sections of events at the Mt. SAC Relays - invitational, Olympic development and open, and the Bruins will have athletes in all three groups. Below is a day-by-day list of events the Bruins will be competing in.

Joel Tuosto, long jump (Olympic development) - 2:00 pm
Jeremy Silverman, discus (university/open) - 3:00 pm
Laef Barnes, 5000m (university/open) - 3:50 pm
Kyle Shackleton, 5000m (university/open) - 3:50 pm
Drew Shackleton, steeplechase (university/open) - 5:00 pm
Erik Emilsson, steeplechase (invitational) - 5:30 pm
Micky Cobrin, 1500m (university/open) - 6:20 pm
Mike Haddan, 1500m (Olympic development) - 6:45 pm

John Caulfield, discus (university/open) - 4:00 pm
Greg Garza, discus (university/open) - 4:00 pm
Luke Barr, high jump (university/open) - 4:30 pm
Vache Sevajian, shot put (university/open) - 6:30 pm
Demetre Howard, triple jump (university/open) - 8:00 pm
Michael Johnson, triple jump (university/open) - 8:00 pm
Chris Merriweather, triple jump (university/open) - 8:00 pm

Jake Knight, shot put (Olympic development) - 1:00 pm
Dominique Easterling, triple jump (invitational) - 4:00 pm
Boldizsar Kocsor, hammer (invitational) - 4:00 pm
Jeremy Silverman, shot put (invitational) - 5:30 pm
John Caulfield, shot put (invitational - 5:30 pm
Martell Munguia, 800m (Olympic development) - 5:50 pm

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