Saturday, August 24

Redshirt senior thrower Dotun Ogundeji is currently ranked No. 3 in the men's shot put. Ogundeji won the discus with a career-best mark of 58.83m (193-0) at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational this season. Ogundeji claimed USTFCCCA Second-Team Indoor All-American honors in the shot put after the 2018 season. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Track and field readies for USC-UCLA dual meet as throwers look to make history

The Bruins will add another chapter to their rivalry with the Trojans this weekend. UCLA’s track and field team will travel to Cromwell Field and Loker Stadium at USC on Sunday to compete in the annual UCLA-USC dual meet. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior thrower Dotun Ogundeji is currently ranked No. 3 in the men's shot put. Ogundeji won the discus with a career-best mark of 58.83m (193-0) at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational this season. Ogundeji claimed USTFCCCA Second-Team Indoor All-American honors in the shot put after the 2018 season. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior thrower Dotun Ogundeji is currently ranked No. 3 in the men's shot put. Ogundeji won the discus with a career-best mark of 58.83m (193-0) at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational this season. Ogundeji claimed USTFCCCA Second-Team Indoor All-American honors in the shot put after the 2018 season. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Alyssa Wilson recorded another event win in the shot put at the Beach Invitational. Wilson logged a personal record of 18.02 meters and is now tied for No. 1 nationally. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Track and field’s strong weekend includes national-best scores

UCLA track and field brought home over 10 top-five finishes across three meets this weekend. The Bruins competed in the Bryan Clay Invitational & Multi Events in Azusa, California, the Beach Invitational in Long Beach, California, and the Mt. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore Alyssa Wilson recorded another event win in the shot put at the Beach Invitational. Wilson logged a personal record of 18.02 meters and is now tied for No. 1 nationally. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore Alyssa Wilson recorded another event win in the shot put at the Beach Invitational. Wilson logged a personal record of 18.02 meters and is now tied for No. 1 nationally. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore distance runner Christina Rice (far right) will compete in the women’s 5K for UCLA track and field at the Mt. SAC Relays in Torrance, California this week. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Track and field seeks NCAA-qualifying marks over course of three competitive meets

UCLA track and field is competing in three meets this week. The Bruins will send athletes to the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, the Beach Invitational in Long Beach and the Mt. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore distance runner Christina Rice (far right) will compete in the women’s 5K for UCLA track and field at the Mt. SAC Relays in Torrance, California this week. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore distance runner Christina Rice (far right) will compete in the women’s 5K for UCLA track and field at the Mt. SAC Relays in Torrance, California this week. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior thrower Dotun Ogundeji posted a  shot put personal record of 21.05 meters at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational this past weekend at Drake Stadium. Ogundeji missed the 2018 NCAA Championships, but has logged the third best shot put distance in the country this season. 
(Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

As records rack up, track and field hopes to motor up as postseason creeps nearer

One Bruin thrower may be biased, but his squad backs him up. “Throwers are the heart and soul of the UCLA track and field team,” said redshirt senior thrower Dotun Ogundeji. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt senior thrower Dotun Ogundeji posted a shot put personal record of 21.05 meters at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational this past weekend at Drake Stadium. Ogundeji missed the 2018 NCAA Championships, but has logged the third best shot put distance in the country this season. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Redshirt senior thrower Dotun Ogundeji posted a  shot put personal record of 21.05 meters at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational this past weekend at Drake Stadium. Ogundeji missed the 2018 NCAA Championships, but has logged the third best shot put distance in the country this season. 
(Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore thrower Alyssa Wilson climbed to ninth all-time on the NCAA record list with a 70.63-meter toss in the hammer throw. Wilson was the lone athlete in the country to qualify for three individual events at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Track and field sets high all-time marks, more personal records in Saturday meet

While fans were celebrating the legacy of two Bruin legends, two Bruin throwers had a chance to add to theirs. UCLA track and field honored the two best multi-event athletes in Bruin history at the 17th annual Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational on Saturday. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore thrower Alyssa Wilson climbed to ninth all-time on the NCAA record list with a 70.63-meter toss in the hammer throw. Wilson was the lone athlete in the country to qualify for three individual events at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)

Sophomore thrower Alyssa Wilson climbed to ninth all-time on the NCAA record list with a 70.63-meter toss in the hammer throw. Wilson was the lone athlete in the country to qualify for three individual events at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. (Andy Bao/Daily Bruin)


Sophomore distance runner Christina Rice ran in six outdoor meets and three indoor meets as a freshman and qualified for NCAA West Preliminaries in the 10K race. Rice was also named an NCAA All-West-Region honoree in track and field after the 2018 season. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Younger members propel women’s distance team into promising season

Christina Rice said there’s been a culture change in the women’s distance team. “There’s a lot more positive attitude,” said the sophomore distance runner. “I think some people were having a hard time last year so it’s nice to see people having a healthy, positive mindset towards running again.” UCLA track and field lost roughly 2/3 of its women’s distance runners, but its underclassmen logged several probable NCAA regional qualifying marks last weekend. Read more...

Photo: Sophomore distance runner Christina Rice ran in six outdoor meets and three indoor meets as a freshman and qualified for NCAA West Preliminaries in the 10K race. Rice was also named an NCAA All-West-Region honoree in track and field after the 2018 season. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sophomore distance runner Christina Rice ran in six outdoor meets and three indoor meets as a freshman and qualified for NCAA West Preliminaries in the 10K race. Rice was also named an NCAA All-West-Region honoree in track and field after the 2018 season. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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