Lee, Gordon update

UCLA signee Malcolm Lee will attend the 2008 USA Basketball Men’s under-18 National Team Trials, which start tomorrow at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Drew Gordon was expected to try out as well but will no longer attend. Gordon, Jrue Holiday, J’Mison Morgan and Jerime Andesron are taking summer school classes at UCLA.

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UCLA coach Vandenberg making splash at trials

This is from UCLA:

Vandenberg Qualifies for 100 Butterfly Final At U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

Former Bruin swims eighth-fastest time in semifinal round

Former Bruin and current volunteer swimming coach Kim Vandenberg
qualified for the 100m butterfly final on Sunday at the U.S. Olympic
Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Vandenberg was 12th in the opening
round with a time of 59.57 to advance to the semifinal round. Once
there, she improved her time to 59.34 to advance to Monday’s final.

Also on Sunday on day one of the Olympic Trials, sophomores-to-be
Lauren Hall (4:53.49) and Dani Milligan (4:55.09) competed in the 400m
IM where Hall placed 41st and Milligan was 54th.

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Former Bruins off to Beijing

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.

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Uribe in the U.S. Open

UCLA freshman Maria Jose Uribe shot a final-round 75 in the U.S. Women’s Open at Interlachen today, to finish in a tie for 10th place. Not surprisingly, she was low amateur at the Open.

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