Jeanette Bolden To Be Feature On FSN Prime Ticket Tonight At 7:30 PM
May 22, 2008
Los Angeles - FSN PRIME TICKET, the destination for the most comprehensive local coverage of UCLA Bruins Athletics, debuts 'In My Own Words: Jeanette Bolden' on Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 7:30 PM. The half-hour original program airs just prior to the regional sports networks' coverage of the 2008 Pac-10 Men's and Women's Track and Field Championships at 8 PM.
Jeanette Bolden has been the Head Coach of UCLA Women's Track and Field for 14 years. This summer, she will parlay her experience as a coach and insight as an Olympic Gold Medalist into the role of a lifetime: the 2008 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Women's Head Coach.
Bolden is the first Olympic Track and Field Head Coach to have ever won an Olympic gold medal as an athlete. She brings perspective, gratitude and experience to the role. A member of the 1984 Olympic Gold Medal-winning 4X100 meter relay team, Bolden shared the 1984 victory in Los Angeles with teammates Alice Brown, Chandra Cheeseborough and Evelyn Ashford just days after a devastating fourth-place finish in the individual 100 meter event.
Hailing from Compton, Calif., Bolden was a track star at Centennial High School, despite, and perhaps because of, her struggle with asthma, she has made a career out of running fast. In the half-hour 'In My Own Words', she shares her experience as an athlete who did not compete in 1980 because of the U.S. Olympic boycott. Bolden also talks about the unique challenges of coaching the 'Internet Generation' and hastens to make any pre-Olympic trials decisions on who will be selected - Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards, or both? - to the 2008 U.S. Women's 4X100 meter relay team.