Thursday, July 27

Junior Leon Powell and three other sprinters collectively lapped the track at Mike A. Myers stadium in Austin, Texas, in 39.32 seconds, a feat the Bruins haven't achieved in over two decades. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Relay team cracks UCLA top 10 at NCAA prelims, gets championship spot

Forty seconds isn’t much time. It’s hardly enough time to read a single page from a favorite book or microwave some ramen. But for four Bruin sprinters, it was more than enough time to cover 400 meters. Read more...

Photo: Junior Leon Powell and three other sprinters collectively lapped the track at Mike A. Myers stadium in Austin, Texas, in 39.32 seconds, a feat the Bruins haven't achieved in over two decades. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Junior Leon Powell and three other sprinters collectively lapped the track at Mike A. Myers stadium in Austin, Texas, in 39.32 seconds, a feat the Bruins haven't achieved in over two decades. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

With Cutino Award winner Garrett Danner set to graduate, redshirt sophomore Alex Wolf is slated to be the next goalkeeper for the UCLA men's water polo program. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Athletes to Watch: DB Sports spotlights promising returning athletes

UCLA often attracts the best recruits in the nation, supporting the athletic department’s claim that champions are made in Westwood. And while some athletes’ time as Bruins have expired, Daily Bruin Sports gives its suggestions on which returning athletes fans should watch out for next year. Read more...

Photo: With Cutino Award winner Garrett Danner set to graduate, redshirt sophomore Alex Wolf is slated to be the next goalkeeper for the UCLA men's water polo program. (Daily Bruin file photo)

With Cutino Award winner Garrett Danner set to graduate, redshirt sophomore Alex Wolf is slated to be the next goalkeeper for the UCLA men's water polo program. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Kris Wilkes is one of four UCLA men's basketball recruits ranked in ESPN's top 50 for the class of 2017. The Bruins' incoming freshman class is ranked fourth in the country. (Creative Commons photo by TonyTheTiger via Wikimedia Commons)

Highly ranked incoming freshmen signify bright future for UCLA

Every year, UCLA Athletics looks to high school seniors to fill gaps left by departing athletes, and this year’s crop of recruits are a highly ranked bunch. Read more...

Photo: Kris Wilkes is one of four UCLA men's basketball recruits ranked in ESPN's top 50 for the class of 2017. The Bruins' incoming freshman class is ranked fourth in the country. (Creative Commons photo by TonyTheTiger via Wikimedia Commons)

Kris Wilkes is one of four UCLA men's basketball recruits ranked in ESPN's top 50 for the class of 2017. The Bruins' incoming freshman class is ranked fourth in the country. (Creative Commons photo by TonyTheTiger via Wikimedia Commons)

Freshman jumper Isaiah Holmes was named Pac-12 field athlete of the year and men's freshman of the year two weeks ago, and he is one of a few Bruins competing in multiple events at this year's NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Track and field athletes to tackle NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round

The top 48 runners, jumpers and throwers in each event from the western half of the country are all coming together this weekend in the second most important meet of the year – the NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round. Read more...

Photo: Freshman jumper Isaiah Holmes was named Pac-12 field athlete of the year and men's freshman of the year two weeks ago, and he is one of a few Bruins competing in multiple events at this year's NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman jumper Isaiah Holmes was named Pac-12 field athlete of the year and men's freshman of the year two weeks ago, and he is one of a few Bruins competing in multiple events at this year's NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Mike Maynard, who has been the director of track and field and cross-country for the past five years, will be stepping down from his position at the end of the 2017 outdoor season. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Track and field director to step down after 2017 season

After eight years of coaching at UCLA, the last five of those as director of track and field and cross-country, Mike Maynard will be stepping down at the conclusion of the 2017 outdoor season. Read more...

Photo: Mike Maynard, who has been the director of track and field and cross-country for the past five years, will be stepping down from his position at the end of the 2017 outdoor season. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Mike Maynard, who has been the director of track and field and cross-country for the past five years, will be stepping down from his position at the end of the 2017 outdoor season. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore hurdler Rai Benjamin logged his first Pac-12 championship win in the 400-meter hurdles over the weekend. Last year he ran only the preliminary round to set a qualifying time for NCAA regionals. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Track and field takes two first-place finishes at Pac-12 championship

The Pac-12 championship always marks the start of the final phase of the outdoor track and field season. And while track itself may be winding down, the Bruins are doing just the opposite as they enter the most competitive part of their year. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore hurdler Rai Benjamin logged his first Pac-12 championship win in the 400-meter hurdles over the weekend. Last year he ran only the preliminary round to set a qualifying time for NCAA regionals. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore hurdler Rai Benjamin logged his first Pac-12 championship win in the 400-meter hurdles over the weekend. Last year he ran only the preliminary round to set a qualifying time for NCAA regionals. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Arturo Sotomayor and the UCLA men's distance squad is one of many divisions on the track and field team that have improved their standing in a number of events from past years, from hundreds away from the top to within spitting distance. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA track and field team shows leaps in improvement over seasons

Since the 2016 outdoor season, the UCLA track and field team has seen improvement in its national rankings in over a dozen events. A quick glance at the year-over-year numbers reveals this track and field team is one of the fastest UCLA has assembled in several years. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Arturo Sotomayor and the UCLA men's distance squad is one of many divisions on the track and field team that have improved their standing in a number of events from past years, from hundreds away from the top to within spitting distance. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore Arturo Sotomayor and the UCLA men's distance squad is one of many divisions on the track and field team that have improved their standing in a number of events from past years, from hundreds away from the top to within spitting distance. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)