Sunday, November 18


The Bruins' showing at the NCAA Indoor Championship meet this year marked a big improvement when compared to 2017. This year, two Bruins cracked the top 10, and senior triple jumper Jessie Maduka secured a third-place finish, UCLA's first podium at the meet in four years. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Track and field improves standing from previous years, has room to grow

Five UCLA field athletes took the stage this past weekend in College Station, Texas, facing the top competition in the country. The Bruins ultimately came away with a pair of top-eight finishes and tallied 8 total points at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships, all on the women’s side. Read more...

Photo: The Bruins' showing at the NCAA Indoor Championship meet this year marked a big improvement when compared to 2017. This year, two Bruins cracked the top 10, and senior triple jumper Jessie Maduka secured a third-place finish, UCLA's first podium at the meet in four years. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The Bruins' showing at the NCAA Indoor Championship meet this year marked a big improvement when compared to 2017. This year, two Bruins cracked the top 10, and senior triple jumper Jessie Maduka secured a third-place finish, UCLA's first podium at the meet in four years. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Senior Jessie Maduka set the UCLA school triple jump record, set a personal best and secured a podium finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships all in one leap Saturday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Jessie Maduka finishes third in triple jump at NCAA Indoor Championships

Senior Jessie Maduka earned third place at the NCAA Indoor Championships meet in the triple jump Saturday. Maduka was was ranked fourth in the nation going into the weekend’s meet, but after logging a new personal best of 45 feet 3.75 inches, she finished the meet at third in the nation. Read more...

Photo: Senior Jessie Maduka set the UCLA school triple jump record, set a personal best and secured a podium finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships all in one leap Saturday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Senior Jessie Maduka set the UCLA school triple jump record, set a personal best and secured a podium finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships all in one leap Saturday. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA track and field will be at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships this weekend. However, for the second year in a row, the Bruins will be represented by field athletes only, as all sprinters and distance runners failed to qualify this year. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Squad of Bruin field athletes to compete in NCAA indoor championships

For the second straight year, UCLA’s track and field team will be represented solely by field athletes at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships. The Bruins will send redshirt junior Ashlie Blake, freshman Alyssa Wilson, sophomore Nate Esparza and redshirt junior Dotun Ogundeji to compete in the shot put. Read more...

Photo: UCLA track and field will be at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships this weekend. However, for the second year in a row, the Bruins will be represented by field athletes only, as all sprinters and distance runners failed to qualify this year. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA track and field will be at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships this weekend. However, for the second year in a row, the Bruins will be represented by field athletes only, as all sprinters and distance runners failed to qualify this year. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt freshman shot putter Nate Esparza qualified for his first ever trip to the indoor national championships this year. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Track and field concludes MPSF Indoor Championships with five qualifiers

Last weekend’s MPSF Indoor Championships marked the second to last meet of the indoor track and field season. And though some Bruins will compete at nationals, many Bruins came close without quite making the mark. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt freshman shot putter Nate Esparza qualified for his first ever trip to the indoor national championships this year. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

Redshirt freshman shot putter Nate Esparza qualified for his first ever trip to the indoor national championships this year. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)

UCLA almunus Carlo Valdes is the first ever former Bruin track and field athlete to compete in a Winter Olympics. His four-man bobsled team competes on the last day of competition at the Olympic Sliding Centre in the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster. (Courtesy of Emily Jensen/USOC)

Former Bruin competes for US men’s bobsled team at Pyeongchang Olympics

Former Bruin track and field athlete Carlo Valdes competed for the United States Olympic team in the bobsled Friday at the Olympic Sliding Centre in the Pyeongchang Mountain Cluster. Read more...

Photo: UCLA almunus Carlo Valdes is the first ever former Bruin track and field athlete to compete in a Winter Olympics. His four-man bobsled team competes on the last day of competition at the Olympic Sliding Centre in the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster. (Courtesy of Emily Jensen/USOC)

UCLA almunus Carlo Valdes is the first ever former Bruin track and field athlete to compete in a Winter Olympics. His four-man bobsled team competes on the last day of competition at the Olympic Sliding Centre in the PyeongChang Mountain Cluster. (Courtesy of Emily Jensen/USOC)

Sophomore distance runner Riley Kelly was a part of the men's distance medley relay team that won its event at the MPSF Indoor Championships this weekend. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Track and field teams claim top-five places in MPSF Indoor Championships

The Bruins entered the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Championships in Seattle this weekend with a number of athletes poised to individually qualify for nationals. While the results are still out on whose indoor season will continue, the Bruins posted standout performances across the board, including four first-place finishes. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore distance runner Riley Kelly was a part of the men's distance medley relay team that won its event at the MPSF Indoor Championships this weekend. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore distance runner Riley Kelly was a part of the men's distance medley relay team that won its event at the MPSF Indoor Championships this weekend. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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