Tuesday, September 25

UCLA track and field will be split between two meets this weekend, with the majority of the team heading to Oklahoma and a small contingent of distance runners heading to the Mt. SAC Relays for the distance carnival. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

UCLA track and field team split across meets for second time this season

Track and field rosters are often so long the team is occasionally split between two different meets. This weekend, UCLA track and field would have blanketed three, but senior heptathlete Kendall Gustafson threw a wrench in the team’s scheduling for the second time this year. Read more...

Photo: UCLA track and field will be split between two meets this weekend, with the majority of the team heading to Oklahoma and a small contingent of distance runners heading to the Mt. SAC Relays for the distance carnival. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

UCLA track and field will be split between two meets this weekend, with the majority of the team heading to Oklahoma and a small contingent of distance runners heading to the Mt. SAC Relays for the distance carnival. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore javelin thrower Marian Spannowsky tossed a collegiate personal best this weekend. His throw of 70.54 meters was nearly 10 feet farther than the next best finisher, and his teammate sophomore Simon Litzell. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Track and field achieves several personal bests in Bruin Day meet

Athletes both current and future were present at Drake Stadium for the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational on Saturday. As UCLA welcomed thousands of recent admits to its campus for Bruin Day, the Bruins also hosted their second home meet of the season for track and field, going against a group of schools that included Texas A&M, one of the top-ranked teams in the country at No. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore javelin thrower Marian Spannowsky tossed a collegiate personal best this weekend. His throw of 70.54 meters was nearly 10 feet farther than the next best finisher, and his teammate sophomore Simon Litzell. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore javelin thrower Marian Spannowsky tossed a collegiate personal best this weekend. His throw of 70.54 meters was nearly 10 feet farther than the next best finisher, and his teammate sophomore Simon Litzell. (Isa Saalabi/Daily Bruin)

UCLA track and field will its second meet of the year Saturday. The Bruins will look to increase the number of qualifiers for the post season, building upon the 14 they already have. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Track and field hopes to vault athletes into NCAA in upcoming meet

Over a dozen UCLA track and field athletes currently hold national championship-qualifying spots. More will seek to join their teammates’ ranks at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational on Saturday, the team’s second home meet of the season. Read more...

Photo: UCLA track and field will its second meet of the year Saturday. The Bruins will look to increase the number of qualifiers for the post season, building upon the 14 they already have. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

UCLA track and field will its second meet of the year Saturday. The Bruins will look to increase the number of qualifiers for the post season, building upon the 14 they already have. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Junior Sarah Sponcil and partner sophomore Lily Justine were named this week's Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week. The duo extended its win streak to 10 this past weekend at the Stanford West Coast Classic and has only dropped one set in its last six matches.(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

The Rundown: April 12

Track and FieldNicholas Yekikian, assistant Sports editor Usually, when awards are administered by either the MPSF or the NCAA, just one or two athletes from a particular team are singled out for something exceptional. Read more...

Photo: Junior Sarah Sponcil and partner sophomore Lily Justine were named this week's Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week. The duo extended its win streak to 10 this past weekend at the Stanford West Coast Classic and has only dropped one set in its last six matches.(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Junior Sarah Sponcil and partner sophomore Lily Justine were named this week's Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week. The duo extended its win streak to 10 this past weekend at the Stanford West Coast Classic and has only dropped one set in its last six matches.(Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)

Just five Bruins went to the Pomona-Pitzer Track and Field invitational, and three made their 2018 debuts. But all of them found success, as not one of them placed lower than fourth among collegiate competitors. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Track and field debuts throwers, claims two first-place finishes

There was a slight change of plans for the UCLA track and field team this weekend. While the Bruins originally planned to compete the Jim Click Multi’s on Thursday and Friday, track and field director Avery Anderson said the team changed plans and decided to rest senior pentathlete Kendall Gustafson and give some throwers the chance for a season debut. Read more...

Photo: Just five Bruins went to the Pomona-Pitzer Track and Field invitational, and three made their 2018 debuts. But all of them found success, as not one of them placed lower than fourth among collegiate competitors. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Just five Bruins went to the Pomona-Pitzer Track and Field invitational, and three made their 2018 debuts. But all of them found success, as not one of them placed lower than fourth among collegiate competitors. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore distance runner Riley Kelly hit a personal best in the men's 800 meters run over the weekend, adding to a plethora of top-three Bruin finishes. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Throwers and distance runners propel Bruins to nine-win weekend result

While the UCLA track and field team saw strong performances across the board at its first home meet of the season, two sections of the team particularly stole the show: the throwers and distance runners. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore distance runner Riley Kelly hit a personal best in the men's 800 meters run over the weekend, adding to a plethora of top-three Bruin finishes. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore distance runner Riley Kelly hit a personal best in the men's 800 meters run over the weekend, adding to a plethora of top-three Bruin finishes. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

UCLA track and field had its first home meet of the year this weekend. The Bruins logged a third-place finish or better in a majority of the events they entered over the two-day weekend. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

Track and field has strong performance in first home meet

The Bruins avoided the pitfalls of finals week and spring break to put on a strong showing at UCLA’s first home track meet, comprised of the Bob Larsen Distance Carnival and Jim Bush Legends Invitational. Read more...

Photo: UCLA track and field had its first home meet of the year this weekend. The Bruins logged a third-place finish or better in a majority of the events they entered over the two-day weekend. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)

UCLA track and field had its first home meet of the year this weekend. The Bruins logged a third-place finish or better in a majority of the events they entered over the two-day weekend. (Mia Kayser/Daily Bruin)


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