Monday, May 20

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...

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)

Redshirt sophomore thrower Dotun Ogundeji has one of the nation's farthest throws in the shot put, and is confident about finishing the weekend in the top-16. Should he do so, he'll go to the indoor nationals, but there are other Bruins that need to perform well this weekend at the MPSF championships if they want to do the same. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Track and field readies last shot to secure national-qualifying spots

For many, the indoor track and field season will conclude this weekend. For others, they’ll be trying to make it last another two weeks. UCLA track and field will travel to the University of Washington campus this weekend to compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Championships. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore thrower Dotun Ogundeji has one of the nation's farthest throws in the shot put, and is confident about finishing the weekend in the top-16. Should he do so, he'll go to the indoor nationals, but there are other Bruins that need to perform well this weekend at the MPSF championships if they want to do the same. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt sophomore thrower Dotun Ogundeji has one of the nation's farthest throws in the shot put, and is confident about finishing the weekend in the top-16. Should he do so, he'll go to the indoor nationals, but there are other Bruins that need to perform well this weekend at the MPSF championships if they want to do the same. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior long jumper Austin Hazel improved on his personal best last weekend by over seven inches, and is one of four seniors on the men's jumps team – one of the most talented sections of the program. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Men’s track and field hopes to overcome championship dry spell in jumps

The UCLA men’s track and field team has only had one jumper compete at the NCAA outdoor championships since 2004. The one? Senior long jumper Austin Hazel, who placed 21st last year. Read more...

Photo: Senior long jumper Austin Hazel improved on his personal best last weekend by over seven inches, and is one of four seniors on the men's jumps team – one of the most talented sections of the program. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Senior long jumper Austin Hazel improved on his personal best last weekend by over seven inches, and is one of four seniors on the men's jumps team – one of the most talented sections of the program. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Senior Sage Stone's 6-foot-8.25-inch jump earned him third place at the Charlie Thomas Invitational in College Station, Texas. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Track and field posts personal bests, top-three finishes over weekend

UCLA track and field didn’t send very many athletes to Texas, but the team made sure to send its best. Despite facing some of the fiercest competition in the country, the Bruins had 13 top-three finishes and posted many personal records at the Charlie Thomas Invitational in College Station, Texas, last weekend. Read more...

Photo: Senior Sage Stone's 6-foot-8.25-inch jump earned him third place at the Charlie Thomas Invitational in College Station, Texas. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Senior Sage Stone's 6-foot-8.25-inch jump earned him third place at the Charlie Thomas Invitational in College Station, Texas. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Junior hurdler Misana Viltz took the 60-meter hurdles crown in New York over the weekend, and will be one of the athletes going to Texas for the Charlie Thomas Invitational on Friday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Track and field looks to continue positive results in Texas

After getting off to a strong start at Columbia’s East-West Challenge this weekend, the UCLA track and field team will compete in the Charlie Thomas Invitational in College Station, Texas, on Friday. Read more...

Photo: Junior hurdler Misana Viltz took the 60-meter hurdles crown in New York over the weekend, and will be one of the athletes going to Texas for the Charlie Thomas Invitational on Friday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Junior hurdler Misana Viltz took the 60-meter hurdles crown in New York over the weekend, and will be one of the athletes going to Texas for the Charlie Thomas Invitational on Friday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Junior forward Seyi Adekoya hit a shot in the upper left corner with a backflip to put the Bruins up 2-1. They would not relinquish that lead and went on to win 3-1 against Coastal Carolina. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Men’s soccer triumphs over Coastal Carolina 3-1 in nonconference game

It has been two weeks since UCLA men’s soccer (8-6-1, 3-4-0 Pac-12) won, but the Bruins were able to get out of their slump, nabbing a 3-1 victory against Coastal Carolina (6-6-3, 2-1-1 Sun Belt). Read more...

Photo: Junior forward Seyi Adekoya hit a shot in the upper left corner with a backflip to put the Bruins up 2-1. They would not relinquish that lead and went on to win 3-1 against Coastal Carolina. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior forward Seyi Adekoya hit a shot in the upper left corner with a backflip to put the Bruins up 2-1. They would not relinquish that lead and went on to win 3-1 against Coastal Carolina. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt freshman forward Blayne Martinez scored the game-winning goal against Cal last week with two seconds left in regulation. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA men’s soccer to start three-game homestand against Cal

With the Pac-12 season in full swing, No. 24 UCLA men’s soccer (7-4-1, 3-2-0 Pac-12) will face Cal (4-6-2, 0-4-1 Pac-12) for the second time after the Bruins defeated the Bears 4-3 a week ago in Berkeley. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt freshman forward Blayne Martinez scored the game-winning goal against Cal last week with two seconds left in regulation. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt freshman forward Blayne Martinez scored the game-winning goal against Cal last week with two seconds left in regulation. (Austin Yu/Daily Bruin senior staff)