Bruins Excel in NCAA Track

From Associated Press

UCLA freshman Seilala Sua won the discus to lead a dominant effort by the Bruin women on the first day of the NCAA track and field meet Wednesday.

Sua won with a throw of 200 feet 6 inches, and teammate Suzy Powell, winner of last year’s Olympic trials and the Pacific 10 Conference champion, was the runner-up at 198-7.

Adding to the Bruins’ total of 22 points in the event were Nada Kawar and Rachelle Noble, who finished sixth and eighth.

Not to be outdone by the women’s team, the UCLA men got a victory during Wednesday’s four finals, Mebrahtom Keflezighi winning the 10,000 in 28:51.18.


Other winners were Alabama’s Mats Nilsson in the men’s javelin with a throw of 245-9 and Pittsburgh’s Trecia Smith in the women’s long jump at 21-10.