Sunday, April 23

Junior sprinter Leon Powell Jr. started Cozy Caps LA with inspiration from his father. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Junior sprinter Leon Powell Jr. started Cozy Caps LA with inspiration from his father. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt sophomore hurdler Pattriana Perry ran a collegiate-best time over the weekend in the 100-meter hurdles, cracking 14 seconds as the Bruins closed out their stretch of home meets with the Jim Bush Collegiate Invitational. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Redshirt sophomore hurdler Pattriana Perry ran a collegiate-best time over the weekend in the 100-meter hurdles, cracking 14 seconds as the Bruins closed out their stretch of home meets with the Jim Bush Collegiate Invitational. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt senior Austin O'Neil captains a UCLA track and field men's distance team that in two weeks' time has emerged as one of the nation's top divisions. He's in the top 10 for both the 3000-meter steeple chase and the 1500-meter. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Redshirt senior Austin O'Neil captains a UCLA track and field men's distance team that in two weeks' time has emerged as one of the nation's top divisions. He's in the top 10 for both the 3000-meter steeple chase and the 1500-meter. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore Arturo Sotomayor posted the fifth-fastest collegiate 1500 in the nation Saturday with a time of 3 minutes, 42.60 seconds, as he and redshirt senior Austin O'Neil went 1-2 in the event. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

Men’s track and field debuts top athletes at invitational

After UCLA men’s track and field soared to 12th in the national rankings last week, this weekend was meant to be a breather. The team didn’t roll out its A 4×100 relay team, sophomore sprinter Rai Benjamin, freshman jumper Isaiah Holmes in the high jump – for which he’s ranked in the top 10 nationally – or a good majority of its distance team, all of which were critical in the rankings explosion. Read more...

Sophomore Arturo Sotomayor posted the fifth-fastest collegiate 1500 in the nation Saturday with a time of 3 minutes, 42.60 seconds, as he and redshirt senior Austin O'Neil went 1-2 in the event. (Ken Shin/Daily Bruin)

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)

Freshman guard Lonzo Ball earned first team All-American honors and was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches freshman of the year. He is also a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award, which is given to the country's most outstanding player. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Freshman guard Lonzo Ball earned first team All-American honors and was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches freshman of the year. He is also a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award, which is given to the country's most outstanding player. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman jumper Isaiah Holmes won both the men's high jump and the men's long jump Saturday at UCLA track and field's home opener. He and sophomore jumper Michael Burke cleared 7 feet 2.5 inches in the high jump, the fourth-best height in the nation so far this year. (UCLA Athletics)
Freshman jumper Isaiah Holmes won both the men's high jump and the men's long jump Saturday at UCLA track and field's home opener. He and sophomore jumper Michael Burke cleared 7 feet 2.5 inches in the high jump, the fourth-best height in the nation so far this year. (UCLA Athletics)


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