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UCLA earned wins against TCU and BYU Saturday. (Photo by Don Liebig)
UCLA Downs BYU and TCU at Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invite
By: UCLA Athletics

LOS ANGELES – The UCLA track and field team ran past BYU and TCU at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational, Saturday at Drake Stadium. The Bruin men earned wins over the Horned Frogs, 85-55 and the Cougars, 95-66, while the women downed TCU, 115-32 and BYU, 112-46.

The meet had numerous highlights but All-American Kylie Price carried the load as she won four events on Saturday. Price opened the meet with a win in the long jump, surpassing the 21-foot mark for the first time on the outdoor season with a mark of 21-1.25. She then ran the second leg of the 4x100m relay that won with a time of 45.00.

In the open races, Price scorched the straightaway with an 11.56 in the 100m and closed out her day with a 23.90 in the 200m.

Also on the women’s side, Meghan Marvin, in her first career steeple race etched her name as 10th in the UCLA record books with a winning time of 10:57.90. Moving up from 10th to ninth all-time at UCLA was Jaycee Olsen in the hammer throw when she unleashed a personal best mark of 166-7.

In the 100m hurdles, the Bruins took 1-2 when Trinity Wilson continued her strong spring with a time of 13.45, just ahead of second place Brea Buchanan’s time of 13.46.

In the high jump, UCLA also took 1-2, as Zibby Boyer won the event with a personal best clearance of 5-9.75. Boyer earned the win on misses as Caroline Gyllenbern also cleared 5-9.75.

The Bruins swept the pole vault as Natasha Kolbo and Elena Clarke both cleared 13-4.25, with Kolbo earning the win. Renee Greene finished third with a clearance of 12-6.

In the javelin the Bruins took it even further as they seized the top five spots. Zaybree Haury earned another win in the event with a throw of 137-9. Victoria Breidenthal placed second with a mark of 126-10 while Monique Van was third with a 122-4.

Other winners for the Bruins included Kelsey Smith in the 1,500m with a time of 4:23.49, Elle Sanders in the 800m with a time of 2:10.57 and Aliya Shirif in the 3,000m with a 9:56.79.

On the men’s side the Bruins earned key points in the discus where they went 1-2-3 in the event. Julian Wruck once again led the way with a 203-5. Matthew Kosecki followed with a 185-5 and Nicholas Scarvelis was third with a mark of 177.4.

Scarvelis earlier won the shot put with a mark of 62-8 while Wruck was fourth at 54-2. In the 1,500m, UCLA took the top four spots with Nick Hartle leading the way with a personal best time of 3:45.25.

In the pole vault the Bruins finished 1-2 with Mike Woepse taking top honors with a clearance of 17-4.50. Mark Sakioka cleared a season best 16-4.75.

The Bruins swept the 3,000m, led by Nathaniel Cushing-Murray’s 8:31.50 while in his first ever steeple race, Nohe Lema won with a time of 9:02.37. UCLA took first and third in the javelin as Cody Danielson won the event with a throw of 203-5. Marcus Nilsson was third with a mark of 173-8.

Non-Collegiate Highlights


Sharon Day – Was second overall in long jump (19-7, 5.97, 0.3w); best overall javelin throw (141-2, 43.02); fourth-best overall time in 100mH (13.88, -0.3w).  

HJ – Brigetta Barrett, first overall, 6-2 (1.88), new meet record.

Shannon Murakami – Former Bruin,  best overall time in 1500m (3:09.361); best overall mark in 3000m (9:27.17).

4X400m – Best overall time by Track Master B, 3:32.13 – Kori Carter, Allyson Felix, former Bruin Turquoise Thompson, Carol Rodriguez.


1,500m - Running unattached, distance ace Daniel Herrera ran a personal best 3:42.13 to win the event against a talented field. 

Hammer Throw – Alex Umstead, PR, 210-01 (64.03), best overall mark

Long Jump – Jeff Henderson, 26-5 (8.05/0.2w), new meet record, best overall mark. Also had a 26-8.25 (8.13/2.3w) wind-aided.  

1500m –Bruin senior Daniel Herrera, best time of 3:42.13, meet record, tied for No. 9 all-time

PV – Best overall mark by Bruin alum Yoo Kim, 17-8.50 (5.40), who is already the meet record holder.

Final Scores


UCLA 95, BYU 66

UCLA 85, TCU 55

BYU 77, TCU 59


UCLA 122, BYU 36

UCLA 115, TCU 32

TCU 73, BYU 72

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