UCLA Splits With USC on the Track


Westwood, Ca – The Crosstown foes split the win in Track & Field dual meet. Each event was weighted equally so both coaches had their own game plan to accumulate the most points possible. So after 19 events UCLA men’s team defeated USC 103-60. The Women of Troy came out on top 97-66 over the Bruins. So each school left the track with bragging rights for a year.

On the day the teams competed in 38 total events, the sprints were dominated by USC behind Adoree Jackson who won the 100m dash with a time of 10.38 which was a PR for him. He also added a win in the Long Jump of  25-4.75/7.74m, this is one event Jackson looking to be in Brazil for the Olympics. Women of Troy Senior sprinter Tynia Gaither took the victory in 100m & 200m to cap off her last official rival meet.

The Bruin Olympian to be Nicholas Scarveils dominated shot put with a throw of 66.10.75, then came away with the double winning the discus 189-1. Not far behind for the Bruins was second year Braheme Days who shot put 65-3.50 and show next year he can take the reins. In the 400m hurdles the Bruins took a sweep behind senior Andre Chapman ran a season best of 52.72 to win the event while senior Jarrett Gonzales followed at 52.94 and 110m Hurdles winner Misana Viltz took third.

Bruin Senior Faith Anumba led a sweep in the triple jump as she won with a mark of 41-1. Sophomore Efe Agege was second at 40-2 while freshman Lillianna Hebert was third with a mark of 38-3.50. UCLA also went 1-2 on the men’s side as Idrees Bernard notched a personal best with a mark of 50-6.75. CJ Alumbres followed at 49-8.50.

USC men’s team ran a 4x100m relay featuring three football players and they also won with a season-best time by the Trojans of 39.89 to earn five points. USC’s team was freshman Dominic Davis, sophomore Ricky Morgan, freshman Ronald Jones and Jackson.

With the PAC-12 Track & Field Championship around the corner in Washington these great performances will propel both schools in their quest for the Crown.

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