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    This Friday and Saturday (May 2 and 3), the USC trojan tracksters will travel to Westwood for their big annual dual meet.

    Here are a couple of projections (Dope sheets), done in honor of the recently departed Steven Tyler -- one of the greatest and most loyal UCLA Track Fans that's ever lived.

    Women's Dope:

    Men's Dope:

    Other info: If you are in Southern California, Saturday's portion of the meet starts at 11am at UCLA's gorgeous Drake Stadium and is Free with a student ID card, or $7 for Adults.
    Full meet schedule: ... 042208.pdf

    And, as is linked on the front page here, the "live results" link: ... sched.html
    It's also scheduled to be on FSN PrimeTicket TV starting at 1pm.

    Lots of future Olympians competing, including Lionel Larry, Duane Solomon, Nicole Leach, Rhonda Watkins, Tori Anthony, Kevin Craddock etc....

  • #2
    Heat sheets are up here: ... usc-08.pdf

    And live results link is here: ... vUSC_2008/

    Hammer just completed
    Men: UCLA 5, USC 4
    Women USC 6, UCLA 3


    • #3
      One of the races to watch when the meet proper kicks off in a few hours will be aspiring Olympian Nicole Leach's 400H season debut. She has already run a few relay legs and did a 2:09 half mile, so it will be interesting to see what kind of hurdling shape she is in. She'll have a strong competitor in USC's Shalina Clarke (57.x, SB).

      Meet preview article: ... dual-meet/


      • #4
        It would appear as if I'm the only one interested in the nation's premier dual meet... But here goes;

        MEN: UCLA 89, USC 74
        Craddock PR 13.46 (+1.3) (#2 ncaa) - blows away top 10 guys Kelley and Taylor
        Lionel Larry 45.04 (#2 ncaa) and 20.65 (#7 ncaa) and anchored both winning relays
        Ahmad Rashad -- comes off injury for season debut of 10.26 (+0.3) and 20.97
        Kai Kelley 400H 50.19 (#7 ncaa)

        Women: USC 86, UCLA 77
        Nicole Leach -- season debut in 400H -- 55.37(#2 ncaa), 400- 51.69 (#2 in NCAA)+ two relays
        Carol Rodriguez -- 400 -- 51.39 (#1 NCAA)
        USC 4x1 -- 44.07 (#4 team in ncaa)
        USC 4x4 -- 3:31.85 (#3 team in ncaa)
        Yolanda Diego of UCLA beating Rodriguez in the 200 with huge PB 23.14 (#10 in ncaa)
        Frosh PVer, Tori Anthony, easily winning in 13-7.25 (4.15m)

        For the rest, check the live results link in the post above.


        • #5
          UCLA junior Nicole Leach competed in four events - the 400m, 400m hurdles, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay. She ran the leadoff leg of the Bruins 4x100m relay (45.72) to start the day off. Then in the 400m, Leach ran the No. 2 time in the nation this season with a lifetime-best and regional qualifying mark of 51.69 to finish second. That mark also ranks fourth all-time in UCLA school history. Shortly after, Leach took to the track again to easily win the 400m hurdles with the No. 2 time in the U.S. this season (55.37) as she set a new National Dual Meet Record in the event. She wrapped up her day by anchoring the Bruin women to a season-best 4x400m relay time of 3:34.40.

 ... 08aaa.html


          • #6
            Thanks for the info, Rich. You're not alone in your interest, dude.


            • #7
              One of the more remarkable aspects of this meet was that it marked the first dual-meet loss of the Jeanette Bolden era at UCLA.

              Despite the fact that the collegiate dual meet is practically extinct, it is pretty amazing to think that prior to this meet, Bolden's Bruins had never lost and were 73-0 over 14 years.