More news from UCLA on former Bruins who are on their way to the Olympics:
Former Bruins Sheena (Johnson) Tosta and Suzy Powell Roos became the
first UCLA athletes to punch their tickets to the Beijing Olympic
Games as they both finished in the top-three in their respective
events at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR on Sunday.
Powell Roos finished in the runner-up position in the discus with a
mark of 206-5 and will head to Beijing for her third Olympic
competition (member of the U.S. team at the 1996 Athens and 2000
Sydney Olympic Games).
Tosta was third in the 400m hurdles with her time of 54.62. She will
head to Beijing and will compete in her second Olympic Games (she was
4th in Athens in 2004).
Also on Sunday at the Trials, former Bruin Monique Henderson easily
advanced to the semifinal round of the 400m as she posted the
eighth-best time of the day (52.24).
On the men’s side, 2007 graduate Brandon Johnson placed sixth in the
intermediate hurdles with a run of 48.72.