Tuesday, May 26

Old, new athletes in track and field to follow up on successful season debut

The Bruins are traveling to New York City after opening their season with 15 top-three finishes. UCLA track and field will compete in the Dr. Sander Columbia Challenge on Friday and Saturday against a variety of teams from around the nation, including BYU, Duke, Florida State, Oklahoma, Syracuse and Ohio State. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior Leon Powell redshirted last season and returns to competition this season. Powell was a US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-American Honorable Mention in the 4×100-meter relay in 2017. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Track and field opens season with strong showing in Albuquerque

The UCLA track and field team officially opened its season with 15 top-three finishes. The full Bruin squad traveled to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to compete at the Dr. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior Elleyse Garrett finished first in the pole vault at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Collegiate Invitational this weekend. Garrett posted her season-best mark at the invitational last season. (Daily Bruin file photo)

With family history of UCLA athletics, thrower Jacob Wilson prepares for debut

Despite a deep-seated family connection, redshirt freshman thrower Jacob Wilson forged his own path to UCLA. “Both my parents went to UCLA and were athletes; they definitely wanted me to come here but never forced me,” Wilson said. Read more...

Photo: Assistant coach John Frazier has served as the throw coach for UCLA track and field for the past six seasons before the 2019 season. Frazier said he is excited to see how young team members like redshirt freshman Jacob Wilson progress. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA track and field launches indoor season with eight top-four finishes

UCLA track and field’s throwers opened the indoor season by recording eight top-four finishes. Competing Jan. 11 at the NAU Friday Night Duals in Flagstaff, Arizona, the Bruins were led by sophomore Alyssa Wilson. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior thrower Ashlie Blake finished last season qualifying for NCAA West regionals in the discus and shot put. Blake finished seventh in the shot put at the NCAAs. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Erika Adler only Bruin to race at NCAA cross country championships

Erika Adler was the lone Bruin left standing at this weekend’s NCAA cross country championships. Competing in sub-30-degree weather in Madison, Wisconsin, the sophomore rubbed shoulders with the nation’s best en route to a time of 21 minutes, 22.5 seconds in the 6K – good for a 136th-place finish in a field of 253 runners. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Erika Adler was the only Bruin to race in the NCAA championships Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin. She placed 136th, finishing the 6K in 21 minutes, 22.5 seconds. (Photo courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

Regionals present opportunity to recover from loss of footing for cross country

The Bruins are preparing for what could be their final race of the season. UCLA cross country is heading to Sacramento to race at the NCAA West regionals Friday. Read more...

Photo: The UCLA men’s and women’s cross country teams will face a number of ranked opponents at the NCAA West regionals this weekend. The two Bruin teams posted fifth and sixth-place finishes at the Pac-12 Championships, respectively. (Courtesy of UCLA Athletics)

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