Glad to hear about it. I can remember when USC/UCLA was a *major* meet, frequently producing world-leading marks. Kudos to both schools for continuing the tradition.
The demise of the dual meet, in favor of non-scoring qualifying meets, has mirrored the decline of track and field in the American public's sports consciousness. I can remember when Sports Illustrated used to have a track article nearly every week during the outdoor season--incredible!
OTOH, the early-start, early-finish college calendar did a lot to hasten the end of dual meets. (So did scholarship restrictions, but that wouldn't explain the dearth of dual meets at the Ivy and DIII levels.) With so few opportunities to qualify for championships, college coaches opted to focus on trying for qualifying marks and to coach limited event areas--and the end of dual meets means they can get away with it.
Until, of course, their fan-less, win-(and loss-)less programs get cut in budget crunches. "Why, oh why us?"