Wednesday, April 26

Sophomore sprinter Rai Benjamin was one of the top sprint recruits in the nation two years ago, but an injury-plagued first year at UCLA placed him on the sideline for most of the season. He was cleared to run with less than a week to go until the qualifying cutoff for the NCAA championship, and rather than redshirting the season, he became a first-team All-American. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Rai Benjamin beats foot fracture, leads UCLA men’s sprints in 2017

Halfway through his first collegiate track and field season, one of the top sprinters in the country found himself hobbling around campus with a boot on his right foot. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore sprinter Rai Benjamin was one of the top sprint recruits in the nation two years ago, but an injury-plagued first year at UCLA placed him on the sideline for most of the season. He was cleared to run with less than a week to go until the qualifying cutoff for the NCAA championship, and rather than redshirting the season, he became a first-team All-American. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sophomore sprinter Rai Benjamin was one of the top sprint recruits in the nation two years ago, but an injury-plagued first year at UCLA placed him on the sideline for most of the season. He was cleared to run with less than a week to go until the qualifying cutoff for the NCAA championship, and rather than redshirting the season, he became a first-team All-American. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Volunteer director of operations and jumps coach Rob Jarvis has returned to UCLA after spending two years as a coach at the prestigious IMG Academy in Florida alongside life-long mentor and friend Loren Seagrave. (Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)

Track and field coach Rob Jarvis returns as volunteer director

For many of the UCLA track and field athletes, Rob Jarvis is a new face. He has a premier position in the program he hasn’t had in the past, but he’s no stranger to Westwood. Read more...

Photo: Volunteer director of operations and jumps coach Rob Jarvis has returned to UCLA after spending two years as a coach at the prestigious IMG Academy in Florida alongside life-long mentor and friend Loren Seagrave. (Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)

Volunteer director of operations and jumps coach Rob Jarvis has returned to UCLA after spending two years as a coach at the prestigious IMG Academy in Florida alongside life-long mentor and friend Loren Seagrave. (Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)

Sprinter Leon Powell ran identical times with sophomore Rai Benjamin in the 60-meter dash this weekend in New York, but the junior beat him out for third place. Even without its full track and field fleet, UCLA took third place as a team at the Columbia East/West Challenge. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Track and field takes third place overall at Columbia East-West Challenge

Less than a third of the UCLA track and field team made the trip to the Columbia East-West Challenge this weekend. But despite the lack of bodies on the track and going against stiff competition from Oregon, UCLA still locked up a third-place finish at the Armory Track and Field Center in New York. Read more...

Photo: Sprinter Leon Powell ran identical times with sophomore Rai Benjamin in the 60-meter dash this weekend in New York, but the junior beat him out for third place. Even without its full track and field fleet, UCLA took third place as a team at the Columbia East/West Challenge. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sprinter Leon Powell ran identical times with sophomore Rai Benjamin in the 60-meter dash this weekend in New York, but the junior beat him out for third place. Even without its full track and field fleet, UCLA took third place as a team at the Columbia East/West Challenge. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Torrey Van Winden had a huge game the last time the Bruins played the Ducks. In the October matchup, the freshman pin hitter came up with 19 kills, a mark she's only matched one other time this season, against Stanford. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Women’s volleyball seeks second victory over fierce Oregon offense

With only three matches left in the regular season, the Bruins will finish off a tough pair of games sandwiched between rivalry matches against Stanford and USC. Read more...

Photo: Torrey Van Winden had a huge game the last time the Bruins played the Ducks. In the October matchup, the freshman pin hitter came up with 19 kills, a mark she's only matched one other time this season, against Stanford. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Torrey Van Winden had a huge game the last time the Bruins played the Ducks. In the October matchup, the freshman pin hitter came up with 19 kills, a mark she's only matched one other time this season, against Stanford. (Dayoung Lee/Daily Bruin)

Jennie Frager came up with a strong match when UCLA women's volleyball visited Oregon State earlier this season. The senior middle blocker had seven kills and five blocks. (Shelby Scoggins/Daily Bruin)

Women’s volleyball prepares to face unranked Oregon State

UCLA women’s volleyball beat No. 12 Stanford in five sets on Saturday and will play No. 19 Oregon – who took UCLA to five earlier this season – on Friday. Read more...

Photo: Jennie Frager came up with a strong match when UCLA women's volleyball visited Oregon State earlier this season. The senior middle blocker had seven kills and five blocks. (Shelby Scoggins/Daily Bruin)

Jennie Frager came up with a strong match when UCLA women's volleyball visited Oregon State earlier this season. The senior middle blocker had seven kills and five blocks. (Shelby Scoggins/Daily Bruin)

Jordan Anderson will face a difficult task this Saturday against Stanford's blockers. The senior outside hitter said she was focusing on hitting high hands this week in practice. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Women’s volleyball to resist Stanford comeback with new formation

Last time UCLA women’s volleyball played Stanford, the Cardinal didn’t have Pac-12′s best blocker – Inky Ajanaku – and the Bruins won in four sets. “People say that we got off easy beating Stanford last time, and I want to prove they we can give them a run for their money with Inky back,” said senior outside hitter Jordan Anderson. Read more...

Photo: Jordan Anderson will face a difficult task this Saturday against Stanford's blockers. The senior outside hitter said she was focusing on hitting high hands this week in practice. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)

Jordan Anderson will face a difficult task this Saturday against Stanford's blockers. The senior outside hitter said she was focusing on hitting high hands this week in practice. (Jintak Han/Assistant Photo editor)