When UCLA and USC converge for their yearly dual meet, it’s more than a rivalry, but also a reunion of some of the fastest people to ever run in Los Angeles. Many alumni from both schools attend this meet, as they relive their glory days, meet up with old friends, and watch their schools battle for bragging rights.
Last year USC ran away with victories in both the mens and womens meet. USC may have been a little motivated, as the UCLA track team wore t-shirts that said “Cry On,” which mocked USC’s chant of “Fight On.” USC’s women dominated UCLA, but the mens meet came down to the final race. USC defeated UCLA in the 4×400-meter relay in what became a winner take all race.
This Sunday at Drake Stadium at UCLA, the rivalry is renewed. Some of the fastest college runners in the nation will be competing, while there will be several Olympians in the stands.
The field events will begin at 9 a.m., with the track events beginning at 12:30 p.m. Television coverage will begin at 2 p.m.