Monday, September 24

Fresman Alyssa Wilson will make her NCAA Division I championship meet debut in not one, but three events – the shot put, hammer throw and discus throw. She is the only woman in the country to have qualified for all three this year. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)
Fresman Alyssa Wilson will make her NCAA Division I championship meet debut in not one, but three events – the shot put, hammer throw and discus throw. She is the only woman in the country to have qualified for all three this year. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

When junior thrower Justin Stafford broke his back while in community college, he was told he would never throw again. Now he's in his second season at UCLA and is one of the Bruins’ best throwers. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)
When junior thrower Justin Stafford broke his back while in community college, he was told he would never throw again. Now he's in his second season at UCLA and is one of the Bruins’ best throwers. (Axel Lopez/Daily Bruin)

Freshman Alyssa Wilson made history over the weekend by qualifying for the NCAA championship meet in three throwing events – the only woman in the nation this year and the first-ever Bruin to do so. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Freshman Alyssa Wilson made history over the weekend by qualifying for the NCAA championship meet in three throwing events – the only woman in the nation this year and the first-ever Bruin to do so. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior heptathlete Kendall Gustafson was able to advance to the national championship meet after coming in second in the Pac-12 multis this weekend. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)
Senior heptathlete Kendall Gustafson was able to advance to the national championship meet after coming in second in the Pac-12 multis this weekend. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Rai Benjamin transferred from UCLA to USC following the 2017 season, leaving the Bruins without a star sprinter who can contend for an NCAA individual title. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Rai Benjamin transferred from UCLA to USC following the 2017 season, leaving the Bruins without a star sprinter who can contend for an NCAA individual title. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

The Bruins took home wins in a majority of the distance events on both the men's and women's side against the Trojans, but both teams would eventually fall due to a lack of production from UCLA's sprinters. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)
The Bruins took home wins in a majority of the distance events on both the men's and women's side against the Trojans, but both teams would eventually fall due to a lack of production from UCLA's sprinters. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Sophomore javelin thrower Marian Spannowsky tossed a collegiate personal best this weekend. His throw of 70.54 meters was nearly 10 feet farther than the next best finisher, and his teammate sophomore Simon Litzell. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Track and field achieves several personal bests in Bruin Day meet

Athletes both current and future were present at Drake Stadium for the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational on Saturday. As UCLA welcomed thousands of recent admits to its campus for Bruin Day, the Bruins also hosted their second home meet of the season for track and field, going against a group of schools that included Texas A&M, one of the top-ranked teams in the country at No. Read more...

Sophomore javelin thrower Marian Spannowsky tossed a collegiate personal best this weekend. His throw of 70.54 meters was nearly 10 feet farther than the next best finisher, and his teammate sophomore Simon Litzell. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)


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