TRACK / PACIFIC 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS : Miller Sweeps Sprints, Bruins Win Men's Title

From Associated Press

UCLA, led by Tony Miller's two sprint victories, won the men's title and host Oregon took its second consecutive women's crown Saturday at the Pacific 10 Conference track and field championships.

Miller, a junior, won the 100 meters in 10.18 seconds, then finished first in the 200 only 45 minutes later in 20.51.

"I wanted to win a Pac-10 championship for the team," he said. "I wanted to take that victory lap with the team."

UCLA won its fourth title in six years, but its first since 1989. The Bruins were seventh last year and third in 1990.

"I think we were real hungry again this year," Bruin Coach Bob Larsen said.

UCLA had 123 points and Oregon was second with 103. USC, led by a standout performance from Quincy Watts, finished third with 80, followed by defending champion Washington State with 79 1/2 and Arizona State with 79.

Watts cruised to victory in the 400 in 45 seconds. He also anchored the winning 400 and 1,600 relay teams for the Trojans.

In the women's competition, Oregon had 122 points, Arizona was second with 90 and USC third with 87. Co-favorite Arizona State faded to fourth with 69.

Miller pulled a hamstring while winning the 200 and had to run the final 10 meters in extreme pain.

"I just grabbed onto it and squeezed real tight and ran on through," he said.

Oregon's Bob Gray made the team race interesting with a surprise victory in the 400 intermediate hurdles. Gray, who finished second in the 110 hurdles, eclipsed his best 400 time by nearly a full second to win in 49.83.

UCLA cemented its victory when Charles Rogers won the last individual event, the triple jump, with a wind-aided jump of 53-9.

Any lingering hopes Washington State had for the team title ended when defending NCAA champion Samuel Kibiri withdrew from the 1,500 after injuring his left ankle in the steeplechase Friday.

Dawn Dumble of UCLA won the women's shot put and discus titles for the second consecutive year. She won the shot put at 53-7 1/2 and the discus at 176-0.

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