Friday, July 21

UCLA coaching legend Jim Bush passed away at the age of 90 on Monday. Bush coached more than two dozen Olympians and led the Bruins to victory over USC more than ten times in his career. (Creative commons photo by Trackinfo via Wikimedia Commons)
UCLA coaching legend Jim Bush passed away at the age of 90 on Monday. Bush coached more than two dozen Olympians and led the Bruins to victory over USC more than ten times in his career. (Creative commons photo by Trackinfo via Wikimedia Commons)

One of the athletes that new Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Avery Anderson will be taking care of is rising junior sprinter Rai Benjamin, who led the Bruins during the 2017 track season. Benjamin was the only Bruin to make a podium at the NCAA championships this year and is currently No. 3 all-time on the UCLA top-10 list in the 400-meter hurdles. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
One of the athletes that new Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Avery Anderson will be taking care of is rising junior sprinter Rai Benjamin, who led the Bruins during the 2017 track season. Benjamin was the only Bruin to make a podium at the NCAA championships this year and is currently No. 3 all-time on the UCLA top-10 list in the 400-meter hurdles. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Rising sophomore Isaiah Holmes and incoming freshman Alyssa Wilson secured a double podium at the USA track and field junior championships that took place in Sacramento from June 22 to June 25. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Rising sophomore Isaiah Holmes and incoming freshman Alyssa Wilson secured a double podium at the USA track and field junior championships that took place in Sacramento from June 22 to June 25. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA had not sent so many athletes to the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships since 2004. There were 14 Bruins who competed, but first-place finishes evaded all of them. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
UCLA had not sent so many athletes to the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships since 2004. There were 14 Bruins who competed, but first-place finishes evaded all of them. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

(Harishwer Balasubramani/Daily Bruin senior staff)
(Harishwer Balasubramani/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Junior Misana Viltz is the first Bruin on the UCLA men's team to advance to nationals in the 110-meter hurdles since 2006. His semifinal heat is Wednesday afternoon, one of four opening-day events for UCLA track and field. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA athletes head to Oregon for NCAA track and field championships

It’s called “historic” Hayward Field for a reason. The most renowned oval in the United States has witnessed dozens of world records, has hosted the past three Olympic Trials and the past four NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, and has helped garner Eugene, Oregon the title of “Track Town, USA.” This weekend, the best collegiate track and field athletes from around the country will once again descend on the University of Oregon to compete for the last time in the 2017 NCAA outdoor season. Read more...

Junior Misana Viltz is the first Bruin on the UCLA men's team to advance to nationals in the 110-meter hurdles since 2006. His semifinal heat is Wednesday afternoon, one of four opening-day events for UCLA track and field. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

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)


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