Saturday, October 19

UCLA track and field will be at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships this weekend. However, for the second year in a row, the Bruins will be represented by field athletes only, as all sprinters and distance runners failed to qualify this year. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Squad of Bruin field athletes to compete in NCAA indoor championships

For the second straight year, UCLA’s track and field team will be represented solely by field athletes at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships. The Bruins will send redshirt junior Ashlie Blake, freshman Alyssa Wilson, sophomore Nate Esparza and redshirt junior Dotun Ogundeji to compete in the shot put. Read more...

Photo: UCLA track and field will be at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships this weekend. However, for the second year in a row, the Bruins will be represented by field athletes only, as all sprinters and distance runners failed to qualify this year. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA track and field will be at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships this weekend. However, for the second year in a row, the Bruins will be represented by field athletes only, as all sprinters and distance runners failed to qualify this year. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Sophomore jumper Isaiah Holmes is headed to the MPSF Indoor Championships for the second year in a row. In 2017, he placed 10th in the high jump and secured 4th in long jump. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Track and field heads to Seattle for its last meet before nationals

As the indoor track and field season enters its home stretch, some athletes will be looking to place their names in the national championship discussion while others will be using the opportunity to steel their nerves for the big stage. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore jumper Isaiah Holmes is headed to the MPSF Indoor Championships for the second year in a row. In 2017, he placed 10th in the high jump and secured 4th in long jump. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore jumper Isaiah Holmes is headed to the MPSF Indoor Championships for the second year in a row. In 2017, he placed 10th in the high jump and secured 4th in long jump. (Daily Bruin file photo)

While Under Armour's apparel has been well received by UCLA track and field, the companies spikes have been causing some of the athletes trouble that may inhibit their performance. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Track and field athletes say Under Armour shoes not ideal for sport

This post was updated Feb. 22 at 11:11 a.m. Most UCLA athletes are decked out in Under Armour gear from head to toe. But some members of the track and field team wear Under Armour just from head to ankle. Read more...

Photo: While Under Armour's apparel has been well received by UCLA track and field, the companies spikes have been causing some of the athletes trouble that may inhibit their performance. (Daily Bruin file photo)

While Under Armour's apparel has been well received by UCLA track and field, the companies spikes have been causing some of the athletes trouble that may inhibit their performance. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore Nate Esparza has finished in the top five for shot put in 2018's two meets so far this year. The thrower will now have two weeks to practice for the Bruins' next meet. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

Track and field members finish strong at Columbia classic meet

The UCLA track and field team continued their strong start to the indoor track season last weekend. The Bruins are sustaining the success they’ve had in New York in previous years, even if the events they have won shifted slightly from the track to the field. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Nate Esparza has finished in the top five for shot put in 2018's two meets so far this year. The thrower will now have two weeks to practice for the Bruins' next meet. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Nate Esparza has finished in the top five for shot put in 2018's two meets so far this year. The thrower will now have two weeks to practice for the Bruins' next meet. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt junior thrower Dotun Ogundeji will be one of the returners to UCLA track and field. Last year, he set a personal best and landed on UCLA's all-time top-10 list for the shot put. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Track and field hopes to bounce back with new coaching staff

Tough losses were the theme of the offseason for UCLA track and field. The end of the 2017 season saw the departure of Mike Maynard, who had served as the director of track and field for the previous five seasons. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior thrower Dotun Ogundeji will be one of the returners to UCLA track and field. Last year, he set a personal best and landed on UCLA's all-time top-10 list for the shot put. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Redshirt junior thrower Dotun Ogundeji will be one of the returners to UCLA track and field. Last year, he set a personal best and landed on UCLA's all-time top-10 list for the shot put. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The NCAA West Regional is the critical meet for the Bruins that will determine whether they will be able to go to the national championship meet or not. Assistant coach Jennifer DeRego believes her team, which is ranked No. 8 in the West Region, will be able to qualify. 
(Courtesy of Ricky Bassman)

Cross Country confident in qualifying for national championship

There’s only one meet that stands between UCLA cross country and this year’s national championship meet: the NCAA West Regional. “We have really great talent on this team,” said freshman Erika Adler. Read more...

Photo: The NCAA West Regional is the critical meet for the Bruins that will determine whether they will be able to go to the national championship meet or not. Assistant coach Jennifer DeRego believes her team, which is ranked No. 8 in the West Region, will be able to qualify. (Courtesy of Ricky Bassman)

The NCAA West Regional is the critical meet for the Bruins that will determine whether they will be able to go to the national championship meet or not. Assistant coach Jennifer DeRego believes her team, which is ranked No. 8 in the West Region, will be able to qualify. 
(Courtesy of Ricky Bassman)


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