Trojans Host Bruins Satuday In Annual Track & Field Dual Meet

April 27, 2009

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LOS ANGELES - The USC men's and women's track and field team will be hosting the annual USC-UCLA Dual Meet at Loker Stadium on May 2 at 11 a.m. The hammer throw competition will be held at Mt. SAC in Walnut, Calif. on May 1 at 2 p.m.

DUAL MEET LUNCHEON TO BE STREAMED LIVE ON TROJANS ALL-ACCESS - The Dual Meet Luncheon on April 28 at noon in Heritage Hall's Varsity Lounge will be carried live on Trojans All-Access. Former USC and UCLA greats Bob Seagren (USC), Willie Banks (UCLA), Virginia Powell (USC), Natasha Danvers (USC), Seilala Sua (UCLA), James Sanford (USC), John Brenner (UCLA), Willie Deckard (USC) and Wayne Collett (UCLA) are being honored as the first inductees into the USC-UCLA Dual Meet Hall of Fame. Also, current Trojans Nia Ali, Shalina Clarke, Zsofia Erdelyi, Brandon Estrada, Eva Orban, Jason Price, Derek Scott, Brysun Stately, Corey White and Shana Woods, as well as UCLA's Boldizsar Kocsor and several other top Bruin athletes will be on hand for the event.

TROJANS READY TO DUEL WITH BRUINS - USC and UCLA will lock horns in the most prestigious and storied Dual Meet in the country on May 2 at Loker Stadium. The USC men's team leads the all-time series 40-35, while the USC women's team trails 4-21. The USC men's team fell 89-74 to UCLA last season, while the Trojan women won 86-77 to snap a 15-year losing streak to the Bruins. Six of the last 10 Dual Meets on the men's side have been decided by 5 points or less, including the last five held at USC.

2008 DUAL MEET HIGHLIGHTS - USC's women trailed 71-69 with three events left, but outscored the Bruin women 17-6 in the 1500m behind Zsofia Erdelyi (1st) and Sarah Cocco (3rd), the 4x400m (1st) and in the long jump with Michelle Sanford (1st) and Ekene Anene (3rd). Sanford officially clinched the meet with a jump of 43-1 1/2, nearly two feet farther than her previous best jump of the season. The men's meet was close throughout the day and USC actually lead 64-58 with five events left, however, UCLA swept the discus, 5000m and pole vault to gain 27 unanswered points and put the meet away. Lionel Larry was a 4-time winner for USC, taking the 100m, the 200m, the 400m and running anchor in USC's winning 4x100m relay.

TROJANS IMPRESS AT CSULA AND UC SAN DIEGO - Judith Onyepunuka (100m, 200m) and Dalilah Muhammad (200m, 110m HH) posted two regional-qualifying marks, Duane Walker one (400m) and Joey Hughes one (200m) to lead the Trojans' strong effort over the weekend. The Trojans also posted nine other PRs, including Colin Campbell throwing the discus 188-5.

LEXUS GAUNTLET STANDINGS - USC has a 50-40 lead over UCLA in the Lexus Gauntlet Challenge with four events left: men's golf, women's rowing and men's and women's track and field. Each of these events has 5 points on the line.

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