Monday, May 25

Bruin heptathlete Steele Wasik impresses at MPSF championships

Relatively lackluster performances by a majority of UCLA athletes at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend allowed one Bruin to dominate the spotlight. Read more...

Photo: Entering the weekend looking to improve his personal best by 20 points, sophomore heptathlete Steele Wasik bettered his best by a total of 184, shattering the UCLA school record. (Daily Bruin file photo)


Bruin throwers aim to uphold strong shot put legacy

The men’s shot put team has historically been the backbone of UCLA’s track and field prestige. The squad that typically makes up only six percent of the men’s roster has amassed more than 30 percent of the team’s indoor All-American awards since 1978. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Braheme Days, a three-time national champion in high school shot put, decided to come to UCLA in part because of the success of redshirt senior shot putter Nicholas Scarvelis. (Daily Bruin file photo)


UCLA track and field distance medley relay team sets new school record

The UCLA men’s distance medley relay quartet was right on the bubble. The NCAA Indoor Championship meet takes the top 12 distance medley relay teams from across the country, and heading into the Alex Wilson Invitational in Notre Dame, Indiana this weekend, the Bruins held the 12th spot. Read more...

Photo: Senior Nick Hartle and the UCLA distance medley relay team set a new school record at the Alex Wilson Invitational in Indiana on Saturday. (Daily Bruin file photo)



Track and field yields personal bests at Husker Invitational

Athletes on the UCLA track and field team had a breakout weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational. Redshirt senior thrower Nicholas Scarvelis, junior jumper Austin Hazel and sophomore multi Steele Wasik all took first place in their respective events against a handful of other Division I programs, and redshirt freshman thrower Ashlie Blake added more than 3 feet to her personal record on her way to second place in the women’s shot put. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore multi Steele Wasik and the UCLA track and field team had one of their most successful meets of 2016 at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)