Tuesday, January 23

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)

Former Bruin Avery Anderson takes over as director of track and field

A former UCLA football player and track athlete is coming back to Westwood – this time to coach. Avery Anderson will be taking over as director of track and field and cross country. Read more...

Photo: 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)

Track and field athletes shine at summer meets, two make US junior team

UCLA’s outdoor track and field season ended with the closing of the NCAA Championship meet, but a handful of Bruins are still competing. Five athletes traveled to Sacramento for the USA Track and Field Junior Outdoor Championships for the chance at a spot on the country’s junior national team. Read more...

Photo: 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 athletes compete at NCAA outdoor track and field championships

The UCLA men haven’t had a runner finish atop the podium at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 17 years. But sophomore hurdler Rai Benjamin was a hair away from breaking that drought on Friday. Read more...

Photo: 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)


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...

Photo: 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 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)

Relay team cracks UCLA top 10 at NCAA prelims, gets championship spot

Forty seconds isn’t much time. It’s hardly enough time to read a single page from a favorite book or microwave some ramen. But for four Bruin sprinters, it was more than enough time to cover 400 meters. Read more...

Photo: 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)

With Cutino Award winner Garrett Danner set to graduate, redshirt sophomore Alex Wolf is slated to be the next goalkeeper for the UCLA men's water polo program. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Athletes to Watch: DB Sports spotlights promising returning athletes

UCLA often attracts the best recruits in the nation, supporting the athletic department’s claim that champions are made in Westwood. And while some athletes’ time as Bruins have expired, Daily Bruin Sports gives its suggestions on which returning athletes fans should watch out for next year. Read more...

Photo: With Cutino Award winner Garrett Danner set to graduate, redshirt sophomore Alex Wolf is slated to be the next goalkeeper for the UCLA men's water polo program. (Daily Bruin file photo)

With Cutino Award winner Garrett Danner set to graduate, redshirt sophomore Alex Wolf is slated to be the next goalkeeper for the UCLA men's water polo program. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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