UCLA Set To Take On USC In Track & Field Dual Meet Action

April 29, 2010

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The UCLA track and field team will host USC in the annual crosstown battle on the track this Saturday in the final home meet of the season.

Last year, USC won both the men's (92-71) and women's (93-70) competitions. With home turf on their side, the Bruins will be looking to take home both team titles.

When: Saturday, May 1st. Hammer will begin at 9:30 am. The rest of the field events will begin at 12:10 and running events will begin at 1:00 pm.

Where: Drake Stadium

Internet Coverage: There is no television coverage of the meet this year, but FloTrack will be providing live video coverage online via their website (FloTrack.org). Live stats will also be available from RoyalResults.com.

Parking: Lot 7 is closest to Drake Stadium. Parking is $10.00

Admission Costs: $7 adult; $5 youth; $5 groups (15 or more)

Dual Meet Standings: The UCLA women hold a 21-5 all-time record over USC, while the Trojans lead in the men's matchup 41-35. The Bruin men are 20-0 at home against USC since 1977.

USTFCCCA Outdoor Top 25 Rankings (as of 4/27/10)
MEN Pre-Season - 16th
Week 1 - not ranked
Week 2 - not ranked
Week 3 - not ranked
Week 4 - not ranked

Pre-Season - 18th
Week 1 - 20th
Week 2 - 23rd
Week 4 - 21st

Athletes Ranked In The Top 25 Nationally (as of 4/26)
#4 Cory Primm - 800m (1:47.78)
#9 Marlon Patterson - 1500m (3:42.13)
#12 Dylan Knight - Steeple (8:48.84)
#16T Casey DiCesare - Pole Vault (17-5/5.31m)
#16T Johnny Quinn - Pole Vault (17-5/5.31m)
#17 Marco Anzures - 10,000m (29:00.21)
#22 Bo Taylor - Discus (182-8/55.69m)
#23 4x100m Relay (40.02)

#4 Katy Viuf - Pole Vault (14-2/4.32m)
#5T Tori Peòa - Pole Vault (14-1.25/4.30m)
#13T Danielle Watson - Long Jump (20-9.25/6.33m)
#14 4x400m Relay (3:35.60)
#15 Ashlea McLaughlin - 400m (53.32)
#19T Lindsay Rowe - 100m Hurdles (13.36)
#25 Ryann Krais - 400m Hurdles (58.96)

Viuf Regains 2009 Form With 14-2 Vault
Katy Viuf has re-entered the national scene after battling injuries during indoors. After clearing 14-0 at the RJ/JJK Invite, Viuf cleared a lifetime-best 14-2 at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic in Florida. That mark is No. 3 in the NCAA and No. 3 all-time at UCLA.

Dylan Knight Moves Into Bruin Top-10
Competing in Tracktown USA (Eugene, OR), Knight blew away the steeplechase field in a dual with the Ducks as he ran an impressive lifetime-best of 8:48.84 to win. That time is eighth in the NCAA and eight all-time in UCLA history.

Rowe Hurdles Into UCLA Top-10
Lindsay Rowe made her all-time top-10 debut at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic in Florida as she ran a lifetime-best 13.36 in the hurdles. With that time, Rowe moved to 10th all-time in school history.

McLaughlin Hitting Her Stride
Junior sprinter Ashlea McLaughin's season is shaping up to be a big one as she has already ran lifetime-bests in the 200m, 400m and 800m this season. She has been building a strong base through 800m training and it has carried over into the sprinting events as she holds the top marks for the Bruins in all three events.

Primm & Patterson Start Outdoors Off Hot
Senior Marlon Patterson opened his outdoor season with a bang at the Cal/NV meet, running the top 1500m time by an American this season with his lifetime-best run of 3:42.13. Primm also had a huge opener in the 800m, running just .03 seconds shy of his lifetime-best (1:47.78) for the No. 2 time in the NCAA this season.

Peña Vaults To New Heights In Senior Season
After clearing a lifetime-best 13-11.25 during indoors, Peòa has continued to move up the bar as she cleared a lifetime-best 14-1.25 at the Cal/NV meet. That mark is tied for second in the NCAA this season and tied for No. 4 all-time in UCLA history.

Coaching Honors Roll In For Maynard
Head men's coach Mike Maynard was named Men's Coach of the Meet at the Cal/NV Championships, his second coach of the year honor in just his first season at UCLA. Maynard was also honored as MPSF Coach of the Year after leading the men to the indoor conference crown.

Bruin Redshirts For The 2010 Outdoor Season
On the women's side, pole vaulter Tori Anthony will redshirt the outdoor season. She has had some injury problems and will return in 2011 for her senior season. Freshman Kayla Kovar will also redshirt the 2010 season. Distance runners Katja Goldring, Sadee Martinez and Allie Lopez will also most likely redshirt. On the men's side, throwers Darius Savage (medical), Matt Kosecki, Andreas Drbal, as well as jumper Taylor Hobson will sit out this season.

Freshman DJ Lloyd Out For 2010 Season
Freshman jumper DJ Lloyd suffered a knee injury at the Cal Poly Invite on April 3rd and will miss the remainder of the outdoor season. He will require surgery and could receive a medical redshirt.

Carroll & Price Ineligible For Spring Quarter
Sprinters Randall Carroll and Sheldon Price are academically ineligible for the spring quarter. They will not compete in any meets during this quarter.

Kevin Craddock Leaves Team
Craddock, a fifth-year senior, has decided to leave the men's team. During his time at UCLA, Craddock earned All-America honors his freshman season in the hurdles (2006, 8th), set the school record in the indoor 60m hurdles (7.73), won two Pac-10 high hurdles crowns, as well as the 2008 West Region 110m hurdles title. He ends his career tied for second all-time in the 110m hurdles (13.46). He graduated with a degree in history after the 2010 winter quarter.

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