The annual USC-UCLA track and field dual meet rarely lacks for drama.
In 2005, athletes from the rival schools engaged in a shoving match. Two years ago, USC's men team clinched victory with a win in the final event. Last year, USC's women defeated the Bruins for the first time since 1992
More drama is expected today when the Trojans and Bruins compete at USC's Loker Stadium.
Ron Allice, in his 15th season as USC's director of track and field, is certain that Coach Jeanette Bolden will have the Bruins women ready to avenge the 2008 defeat, which ended her streak of 73 consecutive dual-meet victories.
"I know how bitter she is about last season," Allice said this week during a luncheon attended by coaches and athletes from both teams. "I know how bitter she is about breaking the streak."