The annual USC-UCLA Dual Meet this week held at Drake Stadium in Westwood, California kicked off on April 30th.
Despite the final result, it was USC that got the moral victory with an intense win in the 4x400m relay.
It got so intense that a brawl almost broke out between the athletes on the field.
Johnny Brackins Jr., Ashton Allen, William Jones, and Johnnie Blockburger led the charge for the visitors and went on to win the event. However, it didn’t count toward the final score.
Both teams would be disqualified for unsportsmanlike conduct after chaos erupted on the final leg.
What should be noted is USC has a hand signal for “V” which means victory. Throughout the race, athletes from UCLA could be seen throwing “Vs” down, which is a sign of disrespect. It’s like other programs doing the upside-down Texas Longhorns sign that has caused many fights and issues over the years.
Back to the race. As USC came across the line first, its runner celebrated extremely early as he became a showman to the crowd.
Once the race was done, both sides would come together on the track, not to shake hands, but get into each other’s faces as they all had to be separated.
UCLA men’s track and field racked up an 88-70 win over the Trojans after 19 events concluded Sunday.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.