Bruin Men Start Off Strong At MPSF Indoor Track & Field Championships

Feb. 26, 2010

The men's track and field team started off the MPSF Indoor Championships on a high note as the Bruins won two events and picked up three new NCAA qualifiers in Seattle, WA on Friday.

Freshman Randall Carroll was the first to pick up a victory for UCLA as he won the 200m with a lifetime-best time of 21.52. Teammate Maxwell Dyce was second (21.61), while sophomore Karlton Rolle (6th, 21.75) and senior Stan Griffin (7th, 21.83) rounded out the Bruin scorers in the event.

The distance medley relay team of juniors Scott Crawford, Quentin Powell and Cory Primm and senior Marlon Patterson won with an NCAA provisional time of 9:31.07. That mark is one of the top 10 in the NCAA this season.

Johnny Quinn improved on his NCAA provisional qualifier with his season-best clearance of 17-7 in the pole vault, finishing 2nd overall. Junior Casey DiCesare tied for third with a mark of 17-3.

Senior Marco Anzures picked up a provisional mark in the 5000m as he ran 14:03.58 to finish sixth overall.

In the long jump, sophomore Nelson Rosario posted a lifetime-best mark of 24-5.50 to finish fifth overall.

Sophomore Trent Perez competed in the first four events of the heptathlon and currently stands in 10th-place with a score of 2701. On the day, he posted marks of 7.43 in the 60m, 21-10.75 in the long jump, 32-00.25 in the shot put and 6-4.75 in the high jump.

After five scored events, the Bruins lead with 40 points, followed by Stanford (33) and California (26).

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