Tuesday, January 23

Redshirt sophomore Pattriana Perry beat an impoverished childhood thanks, in part, to her supportive track community. She had the options of going to Stanford, USC or Oregon, but chose UCLA, where she's now the top hurdler on the women's track and field team. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Pattriana Perry hurdled tough childhood en route to UCLA track and field

A 9-year-old Pattriana Perry woke up famished in her home – an old pickup truck. Unable to find food, she begged her mother, Barbara Perry, to get some for her. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt sophomore Pattriana Perry beat an impoverished childhood thanks, in part, to her supportive track community. She had the options of going to Stanford, USC or Oregon, but chose UCLA, where she's now the top hurdler on the women's track and field team. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt sophomore Pattriana Perry beat an impoverished childhood thanks, in part, to her supportive track community. She had the options of going to Stanford, USC or Oregon, but chose UCLA, where she's now the top hurdler on the women's track and field team. (Aubrey Yeo/Daily Bruin senior staff)

No. 3 seed Oregon softball will take on No. 6 seed Washington in the double elimination round of the Women's College World Series. Oregon and Washington are two of the three Pac-12 teams in the tournament with the other being No. 5 seed UCLA. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Around the League: Pac-12 sends three baseball, four softball teams to nationals

While Bruin athletes continue competing in Westwood, here’s a look at some of the biggest news from the rest of the Pac-12. Baseball Grant Sugimura, assistant Sports editor With the NCAA Division I Baseball Championship bracket having been announced, two Pac-12 teams find themselves in the top eight seeds. Read more...

Photo: No. 3 seed Oregon softball will take on No. 6 seed Washington in the double elimination round of the Women's College World Series. Oregon and Washington are two of the three Pac-12 teams in the tournament with the other being No. 5 seed UCLA. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

No. 3 seed Oregon softball will take on No. 6 seed Washington in the double elimination round of the Women's College World Series. Oregon and Washington are two of the three Pac-12 teams in the tournament with the other being No. 5 seed UCLA. (Amy Dixon/Daily Bruin)

Senior Darnell Roberson combined his efforts with three other Bruins this weekend in the 4x100 meter relay. Together they managed the ninth-fastest 4x1 time in UCLA history. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Track and field sees 14 athletes qualify to NCAA championships

They say everything’s bigger in Texas. For UCLA track and field this past weekend, that was the stage. On the line in Austin were berths for the national championship meet, and many Bruins put together season-best performances, after struggling with injuries throughout the year, to move on to Eugene, Oregon. Read more...

Photo: Senior Darnell Roberson combined his efforts with three other Bruins this weekend in the 4x100 meter relay. Together they managed the ninth-fastest 4x1 time in UCLA history. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Senior Darnell Roberson combined his efforts with three other Bruins this weekend in the 4x100 meter relay. Together they managed the ninth-fastest 4x1 time in UCLA history. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Freshman jumper Isaiah Holmes was named Pac-12 field athlete of the year and men's freshman of the year two weeks ago, and he is one of a few Bruins competing in multiple events at this year's NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Track and field athletes to tackle NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round

The top 48 runners, jumpers and throwers in each event from the western half of the country are all coming together this weekend in the second most important meet of the year – the NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round. Read more...

Photo: Freshman jumper Isaiah Holmes was named Pac-12 field athlete of the year and men's freshman of the year two weeks ago, and he is one of a few Bruins competing in multiple events at this year's NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Freshman jumper Isaiah Holmes was named Pac-12 field athlete of the year and men's freshman of the year two weeks ago, and he is one of a few Bruins competing in multiple events at this year's NCAA Division I West Preliminary Round. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior pole vaulter Elleyse Garrett is one of two women's pole vaulters on UCLA track and field who have made the NCAA Western Regional for the second year in a row. The top 12 move on to the national NCAA meet, and Garrett is entered as the 17th seed.  (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Two women’s pole vaulters qualify for NCAA west regional

One of the more visible patterns for UCLA track and field of late has been the consistency of its women’s pole vault team. In every year except 2015, the Bruins have had at least two women’s pole vaulters qualify for the NCAA Division I West Regional. Read more...

Photo: Junior pole vaulter Elleyse Garrett is one of two women's pole vaulters on UCLA track and field who have made the NCAA Western Regional for the second year in a row. The top 12 move on to the national NCAA meet, and Garrett is entered as the 17th seed. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Junior pole vaulter Elleyse Garrett is one of two women's pole vaulters on UCLA track and field who have made the NCAA Western Regional for the second year in a row. The top 12 move on to the national NCAA meet, and Garrett is entered as the 17th seed.  (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Due to some unexpected changes in the rankings, sophomore triple jumper C.J. Alumbres went from 52nd to 45th regionally. Alumbres was one of the few Bruins who benefited from the changeup.  (Daily Bruin file photo)

Pac-12 overhauls track and field top 48, NCAA regionals qualifier list

A handful of UCLA track and field athletes are moving on to the NCAA regional May 25, but some Bruins ended their season early because of unexpected bumps to their rankings. Read more...

Photo: Due to some unexpected changes in the rankings, sophomore triple jumper C.J. Alumbres went from 52nd to 45th regionally. Alumbres was one of the few Bruins who benefited from the changeup. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Due to some unexpected changes in the rankings, sophomore triple jumper C.J. Alumbres went from 52nd to 45th regionally. Alumbres was one of the few Bruins who benefited from the changeup.  (Daily Bruin file photo)

Mike Maynard, who has been the director of track and field and cross-country for the past five years, will be stepping down from his position at the end of the 2017 outdoor season. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Track and field director to step down after 2017 season

After eight years of coaching at UCLA, the last five of those as director of track and field and cross-country, Mike Maynard will be stepping down at the conclusion of the 2017 outdoor season. Read more...

Photo: Mike Maynard, who has been the director of track and field and cross-country for the past five years, will be stepping down from his position at the end of the 2017 outdoor season. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Mike Maynard, who has been the director of track and field and cross-country for the past five years, will be stepping down from his position at the end of the 2017 outdoor season. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)


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