Saturday, May 27

Senior thrower Zaybree Haury, who earlier in the year set the UCLA record in the javelin, will soon see her male teammates open up their own seasons. Freshmen throwers Marian Spannowsky and Simon Litzell will toss their first throws of the season at home on Saturday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Track and field athletes to debut in events at coming invitational

After nearly a dozen Bruins climbed the national leaderboard at last weekend’s home opener, UCLA track and field will be giving the floor to some fresh faces. Read more...

Photo: Senior thrower Zaybree Haury, who earlier in the year set the UCLA record in the javelin, will soon see her male teammates open up their own seasons. Freshmen throwers Marian Spannowsky and Simon Litzell will toss their first throws of the season at home on Saturday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Senior thrower Zaybree Haury, who earlier in the year set the UCLA record in the javelin, will soon see her male teammates open up their own seasons. Freshmen throwers Marian Spannowsky and Simon Litzell will toss their first throws of the season at home on Saturday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore sprinter Suzie Acolatse was one of many Bruins to score points at the Pac-12 vs. Big 10 Invitational this past weekend. She finished second in the 100-meter dash, followed by sophomore Schuyler Moore in third. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Track and field sees positive results in Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Invitational

The men’s 4×100-meter relay team put together a performance Saturday that UCLA track and field had not seen since 2012. At the Pac-12 vs. Big Ten Invitational, sprinters senior Leon Powell, sophomore Rai Benjamin, senior Darnell Roberson and sophomore Damion Marshall took second place finish with a time of 39.91 seconds. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore sprinter Suzie Acolatse was one of many Bruins to score points at the Pac-12 vs. Big 10 Invitational this past weekend. She finished second in the 100-meter dash, followed by sophomore Schuyler Moore in third. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore sprinter Suzie Acolatse was one of many Bruins to score points at the Pac-12 vs. Big 10 Invitational this past weekend. She finished second in the 100-meter dash, followed by sophomore Schuyler Moore in third. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Senior long jumper Austin Hazel was one of four Bruins to compete in the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend, and one of three to finish in 12th place. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Track and field unable to crack top 10 at NCAA indoor championships

Over 60 teams scored at least one point at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships, but UCLA was not one of them. Even with the country’s fifth-ranked shot putter, sophomore Dotun Ogundeji in tow, the Bruins were unable to make an impression. Read more...

Photo: Senior long jumper Austin Hazel was one of four Bruins to compete in the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend, and one of three to finish in 12th place. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Senior long jumper Austin Hazel was one of four Bruins to compete in the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend, and one of three to finish in 12th place. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore high jumper Michael Burke made the final cut for the 2017 National Indoor Track and Field Championships, the entries for which were announced Tuesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Track and field set to compete in NCAA Division I Indoor Championships

The stage is set and the UCLA track and field entries for the indoor championships have been confirmed. The Bruins will be represented solely by athletes in field events at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore high jumper Michael Burke made the final cut for the 2017 National Indoor Track and Field Championships, the entries for which were announced Tuesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore high jumper Michael Burke made the final cut for the 2017 National Indoor Track and Field Championships, the entries for which were announced Tuesday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Redshirt senior thrower Torie Owers took the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's shot put crown for UCLA this weekend. The Bruins also won the men's event thanks to sophomore Dotun Ogundeji. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Track and field athletes post personal bests at MPSF championship

Against stiff competition from No. 4 Oregon and USC, the No. 24 UCLA track and field team posted a myriad of personal bests this weekend. At the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championships the men’s and women’s teams were able to claim third and fourth overall, respectively. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior thrower Torie Owers took the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's shot put crown for UCLA this weekend. The Bruins also won the men's event thanks to sophomore Dotun Ogundeji. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Redshirt senior thrower Torie Owers took the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation women's shot put crown for UCLA this weekend. The Bruins also won the men's event thanks to sophomore Dotun Ogundeji. (Daily Bruin file 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)

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)