Muscle Milk Rotator Sponsor
UCLA Athletics
Nick Hartle ran a lifetime best to win the 800m. (Photo by Blaine Ohigashi)
UCLA Track and Field Post Impressive Marks in Season Opener
By: UCLA Athletics

LOS ANGELES – The UCLA track and field team opened its outdoor campaign with some impressive performances, Saturday in a dual meet against Washington State at Drake Stadium.

Despite dropping both contests to the Cougars, the Bruins compiled notable marks early in the season, including lifetime bests and all-time top-10 performances.

On the women’s side Jaycee Olsen won two events and placed second in another to score key points for the Bruins. Olsen won the hammer with a lifetime best of 160-5 to etch her name 10th on the all-time top-10 list. She also won the discus with a mark of 142-0 and placed second in the shot put with a 38-2.

In her first steeplechase of her UCLA career Sabrina Seay cracked the top-10 all time with a 10:57.75. Also busting into the top-10 in her UCLA debut was Zaybree Haury in the javelin with a throw of 143-9 that now ranks fourth all-time.

Earning wins for the Bruins was Bronte Golick in the 5,000m with a meet record time of 16:51.91. Trinity Wilson won the 100 hurdles in a photo finish with a time of 13.84. Sydney Lewis claimed the 100m with a time of 11.98 while Ally Courtnall won the 400m with a 55.72.

In the field, Alexis Walker won the high jump with a leap of 5-8.75 while Natasha Kolbo cleared 13-1.50 to win the pole vault. Maya Brown opened the day with a 19-2 to win the long jump.

The men also put up their share of memorable marks, led by Nick Hartle in the 800m. Hartle blitzed the two-laps in a lifetime best of 1:47.51 which ranks sixth all-time at UCLA and was a meet record.

In the javelin Cody Danielson also cracked the top-10 and set a meet record with a lifetime best throw of 217-1 which now ranks ninth all-time. Cody Crampton cleared a lifetime best 7-2.50 in the high jump to tie for sixth all-time at UCLA and set a meet record.

Nicholas Scarvelis set a lifetime best with a 62-5.75 to win the shot put. Also in the throws, collegiate record holder Julian Wruck got his season started with a win in the discus with a mark of 212-1. Alec Faldermeyer won the hammer with a throw of 189-7.

Also in the field Mike Woepse won the pole vault with a clearance of 16-10.75. Michael Perry won the long jump with a leap of 23-4.75.

On the track, Pete Lauderdale won the 400m with a time of 47.08. He also helped guide the 4x400m relay to a win with a 3:10.93.

Next week UCLA will head to the 87th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays and also send a group to the Cal Poly Invitational. The Texas Relays are slated to begin on Wednesday, March 26 while the Cal Poly Invite is scheduled for Saturday, March 29.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
No recent events