Saturday, May 27

Due to some unexpected changes in the rankings, sophomore triple jumper C.J. Alumbres went from 52nd to 45th regionally. Alumbres was one of the few Bruins who benefited from the changeup.  (Daily Bruin file photo)
Due to some unexpected changes in the rankings, sophomore triple jumper C.J. Alumbres went from 52nd to 45th regionally. Alumbres was one of the few Bruins who benefited from the changeup.  (Daily Bruin file photo)

Freshman Nate Esparza is one of several Bruins in position with top-48 scores to secure a spot in the NCAA regionals. The thrower is 18th nationally in the shot-put heading into the Pac-12 championships this weekend. (Michael Hull/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Freshman Nate Esparza is one of several Bruins in position with top-48 scores to secure a spot in the NCAA regionals. The thrower is 18th nationally in the shot-put heading into the Pac-12 championships this weekend. (Michael Hull/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore Julia Rizk and freshman Cassandra Durgy were two of UCLA track and field's distance athletes that reclaimed event titles for the distance team after last year's squad dropped them in the UCLA versus USC dual meet. Rizk won the 800-meter while Durgy finished first in the 1,500. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Sophomore Julia Rizk and freshman Cassandra Durgy were two of UCLA track and field's distance athletes that reclaimed event titles for the distance team after last year's squad dropped them in the UCLA versus USC dual meet. Rizk won the 800-meter while Durgy finished first in the 1,500. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt sophomore thrower Dotun Ogundeji notched the seventh-farthest throw on the UCLA all-time shot put list at the Triton Invitational in San Diego. Ogundeji threw 66 feet, 3 inches, coming in second to Nike-sponsored professional Darrell Hill. (Michael Hull/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Redshirt sophomore thrower Dotun Ogundeji notched the seventh-farthest throw on the UCLA all-time shot put list at the Triton Invitational in San Diego. Ogundeji threw 66 feet, 3 inches, coming in second to Nike-sponsored professional Darrell Hill. (Michael Hull/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt sophomore hurdler Pattriana Perry ran a collegiate-best time over the weekend in the 100-meter hurdles, cracking 14 seconds as the Bruins closed out their stretch of home meets with the Jim Bush Collegiate Invitational. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Redshirt sophomore hurdler Pattriana Perry ran a collegiate-best time over the weekend in the 100-meter hurdles, cracking 14 seconds as the Bruins closed out their stretch of home meets with the Jim Bush Collegiate Invitational. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt sophomore thrower Dotun Ogundeji is one of four Bruins in Texas this weekend for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. It’s his second year making the meet, and he’s the fifth seed for the men’s shot put. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Redshirt sophomore thrower Dotun Ogundeji is one of four Bruins in Texas this weekend for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. It’s his second year making the meet, and he’s the fifth seed for the men’s shot put. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Redshirt sophomore thrower Dotun Ogundeji is one of four Bruins in Texas this weekend for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. It’s his second year making the meet, and he’s the fifth seed for the men’s shot put. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Track and field meet against Long Beach State ends with event wins

With the indoor invitationals behind them, the UCLA track and field team opened up its outdoor season this past weekend. The Bruins, who according to director Mike Maynard are training through the early season meets in preparation for championship season later in the year, took first place in roughly half of the events that were offered in their dual meet against the Long Beach State 49ers on Saturday. Read more...

Redshirt sophomore thrower Dotun Ogundeji is one of four Bruins in Texas this weekend for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. It’s his second year making the meet, and he’s the fifth seed for the men’s shot put. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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