Sunday, March 26

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)

Redshirt sophomore thrower Dotun Ogundeji is one of four Bruins in Texas this weekend for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. It’s his second year making the meet, and he’s the fifth seed for the men’s shot put. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Redshirt sophomore thrower Dotun Ogundeji is one of four Bruins in Texas this weekend for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. It’s his second year making the meet, and he’s the fifth seed for the men’s shot put. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Redshirt sophomore thrower Dotun Ogundeji is one of four Bruins in Texas this weekend for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. It’s his second year making the meet, and he’s the fifth seed for the men’s shot put. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Track and field meet against Long Beach State ends with event wins

With the indoor invitationals behind them, the UCLA track and field team opened up its outdoor season this past weekend. The Bruins, who according to director Mike Maynard are training through the early season meets in preparation for championship season later in the year, took first place in roughly half of the events that were offered in their dual meet against the Long Beach State 49ers on Saturday. Read more...

Redshirt sophomore thrower Dotun Ogundeji is one of four Bruins in Texas this weekend for the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. It’s his second year making the meet, and he’s the fifth seed for the men’s shot put. (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)
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)
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 sophomore thrower Dotun Ogundeji has one of the nation's farthest throws in the shot put, and is confident about finishing the weekend in the top-16. Should he do so, he'll go to the indoor nationals, but there are other Bruins that need to perform well this weekend at the MPSF championships if they want to do the same. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)
Redshirt sophomore thrower Dotun Ogundeji has one of the nation's farthest throws in the shot put, and is confident about finishing the weekend in the top-16. Should he do so, he'll go to the indoor nationals, but there are other Bruins that need to perform well this weekend at the MPSF championships if they want to do the same. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin 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)
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)


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