Track Splits For Four Competitions This Weekend

March 3, 2010

The UCLA track and field teams have a busy weekend ahead as four meets are on the schedule. A handful of athletes will compete at last chance qualifiers in an effort to make Indoor Nationals, while the rest of the team will begin the outdoor season.

The outdoor season begins in Fullerton at the Ben Brown Invitational as all event groups will be represented.

For the last chance qualifiers, the Bruins will head to South Bend, IN, Ames, IA and Seattle, WA. Heading to South Bend are the distance medley relay team and middle distance runners (Cory Primm, Jonathan Simmons, Marlon Patterson). Competing in Seattle are the vaulters and long distance runners (Katy Viuf, Tori Pena, Tori Anthony, Casey DiCesare, Johnny Quinn, Shannon Murakami, Alex Crabill and Marco Anzures). The Iowa meet will feature sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers (Kevin Craddock, Jonathan Clark, RoNecia Nash, Danielle Watson, Lindsay Rowe, and the women's 4x400m relay).

Tori Pena is the only athlete with an NCAA auto qualifier and is already in the national championship meet. The men's DMR and Ryann Krais are all but guaranteed a spot at the indoor championship. The other athetes will use the weekend's meets to move up in national ranking to earn a spot at NCAAs as well.

Bruin Men in the indoor top 25 Nationally
3. Distance Medley Relay
14T. Kevin Craddock (60mH)
15T. Casey DiCesare (pole vault)
15T. Johnny Quinn (pole vault)
17. Jonathan Clark (triple jump)
18. Cory Primm (800m)
21. Marlon Patterson (mile)
29. Marco Anzures (5000m)
34. Alex Crabill (3000m)
41T. Greg Woepse (pole vault)

Bruin Women in the indoor top 25 Nationally
10. Ryann Krais (pentathlon)
12T. Tori Pena (pole vault)**
16. Danielle Watson (long jump)
21T. Katy Viuf (pole vault)
29T. Tori Anthony (pole vault)
29. Joy Eaton (400m)
34. Ashlea McLaughlin (400m)
43. Lindsay Rowe (60mH)
49. 4x400m Relay
59. Shannon Murakami (3000m)

NCAA QUALIFIERS (Automatic qualifier denoted by **; all others provisional)

Cory Primm - 800m (1:49.14)
Marlon Patterson - Mile (4:00.45)
Alex Crabill - 3000m (8:03.07)
Marco Anzures - 5000m - 14:03.58
Distance Medley Relay - 9:31.07
Kevin Craddock - 60m Hurdles (7.83)
Casey DiCesare - Pole Vault (17-7/5.36m)
Johnny Quinn - Pole Vault (17-7/5.36m)
Greg Woepse - Pole Vault (17-00.75/5.20m)
Jonathan Clark - Triple Jump (52-5.25/15.98m)

Joy Eaton - 400m (53.84)
Ashlea McLaughlin - 400m (53.94)
Shannon Murakami - 3000m (9:30.01)
Lindsay Rowe - 60m Hurdles (8.40)
4x400m Relay (3:39.80)
Tori Pena - Pole Vault (13-11.25/4.25m)**
Katy Viuf - Pole Vault (13-7.25/4.15m)
Tori Anthony - Pole Vault (13-3.75/4.06m)
Danielle Watson - Long Jump (20-9/6.32m)
Ryann Krais - Pentathlon (3041 points)

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