The UCLA women's track team, nipped by USC, 69-67, last week, is idle until the May 17 Pepsi Invitational at Drake Stadium.
Bruin sophomore Gail Devers was named athlete of the week in the Pac-West Conference after she scored 21 points in seven events against the Trojans. Devers won the 200 meters in a meet record and NCAA qualifying time of 23.38, and won the 100 (11.41), 100 hurdles (13.30) and the long jump with a personal best of 21-6 3/4. She also finished third in the triple jump (42-6 3/4) and helped the team to season bests in the 400 relay (44.73) and the 1,600 (3:33.48).
Against USC, freshman Choo Choo Knighten had her best meet as a Bruin, upsetting USC's Gervaise McGraw in winning the 400 in a meet record and NCAA qualifying time of 52.26. She also finished third in the 200 and ran for the winning relay teams.
Bruin Polly Plumer won the 1,500 in a meet record of 9:29.68 and came back 45 minutes later to win the 3,000.