Monday, September 25

Alumnus Avery Anderson returns to UCLA after more than two decades, not as an athlete, but as the new director track and field. (Juliette Le Saint/Illustrations director)
Alumnus Avery Anderson returns to UCLA after more than two decades, not as an athlete, but as the new director track and field. (Juliette Le Saint/Illustrations director)

The 2017 outdoor track and field season was then-freshman Rai Benjamin's first full season as a Bruin but it was also his last – despite being one of UCLA's highest ranked sprinters. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
The 2017 outdoor track and field season was then-freshman Rai Benjamin's first full season as a Bruin but it was also his last – despite being one of UCLA's highest ranked sprinters. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)


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)


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