Saturday, April 21

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)

Just five Bruins went to the Pomona-Pitzer Track and Field invitational, and three made their 2018 debuts. But all of them found success, as not one of them placed lower than fourth among collegiate competitors. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Just five Bruins went to the Pomona-Pitzer Track and Field invitational, and three made their 2018 debuts. But all of them found success, as not one of them placed lower than fourth among collegiate competitors. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore distance runner Riley Kelly hit a personal best in the men's 800 meters run over the weekend, adding to a plethora of top-three Bruin finishes. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)
Sophomore distance runner Riley Kelly hit a personal best in the men's 800 meters run over the weekend, adding to a plethora of top-three Bruin finishes. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

The Bruins' showing at the NCAA Indoor Championship meet this year marked a big improvement when compared to 2017. This year, two Bruins cracked the top 10, and senior triple jumper Jessie Maduka secured a third-place finish, UCLA's first podium at the meet in four years. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The Bruins' showing at the NCAA Indoor Championship meet this year marked a big improvement when compared to 2017. This year, two Bruins cracked the top 10, and senior triple jumper Jessie Maduka secured a third-place finish, UCLA's first podium at the meet in four years. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore distance runner Riley Kelly was a part of the men's distance medley relay team that won its event at the MPSF Indoor Championships this weekend. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Sophomore distance runner Riley Kelly was a part of the men's distance medley relay team that won its event at the MPSF Indoor Championships this weekend. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore Riley Kelly set his personal indoor best this weekend at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Washington. His time of 1:51.48 in the 800-meter was enough for second among college athletes. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Sophomore Riley Kelly set his personal indoor best this weekend at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Washington. His time of 1:51.48 in the 800-meter was enough for second among college athletes. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Jessie Maduka now holds the top spot on the UCLA all-time top ten list for indoor triple jump. The junior landed a jump of 45 feet 1 inch on Saturday at the Bruins the first meet of the 2018, the Dr. Martin Luther King invitational. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Jessie Maduka now holds the top spot on the UCLA all-time top ten list for indoor triple jump. The junior landed a jump of 45 feet 1 inch on Saturday at the Bruins the first meet of the 2018, the Dr. Martin Luther King invitational. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)