Trojans dominate the Bruins in track and field

The USC Trojans came into Westwood last Sunday and dominated the UCLA Bruins in their annual dual meet. The Bruins men dropped the baton in the 400-meter relay in one of the first races on the track and from there it was all downhill for what use to be one of the top track and filed programs in the nation.

The Trojan men won 114-42 and the Lady Trojans defeated the Bruins 93-70. On the way to the victories the Trojans set several meet records and one school. One meet record that was set has a Culver City High School flavor to it. USC’s Isaiah Jewett broke Culver City’s girl’s head track and field coach, Rayfield M. Beaton’s meet record in the 800 meters. Jewett ran 1:45.80 to break Beaton’s mark of 1:46.5 set in 1976. Beaton was a USC All-American.

“We had a great dual meet today,” said USC head coach Caryl Smith Gilbert. “We showed up with some great performances.” One of those performances was by shot putter Matthew Katnik. He set a school record with a toss of 68.1.50 feet.

The two schools will compete in the Pac-12 Track and Field Finals at USC on May 14-16.


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