Laef Barnes Named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

April 14, 2008

Junior Laef Barnes (Nine Mile Falls, WA/Mead HS) of the UCLA men's track and field team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week (Apr. 7-13).

Barnes made history on Saturday at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invitational, as he became just the fourth Bruin and the 307th U.S. man to crack the 4-minute mile barrier. He won the invitational heat in a time of 3:59.96, a mark which ranks fourth all-time in UCLA history. His time bettered his previous best by over six seconds and was five seconds better than his nearest competitor. Barnes was led by a rabbit during the first 800m of the race then ran the final two laps on his own en route to the sub-4 minute mile time. His mile time equates to around a 3:42 1500m mark, which would rank in the top-4 in the country this season.

This is Barnes' first UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of his career.

Also nominated: Tori Anthony, W. Track & Field; Kristina Comforte, Gymnastics; Casey Haerther, Baseball; Jason Kang, M. Golf; Katie Rulon, W. Water Polo; Harel Srugo, M. Tennis; Riza Zalameda, W. Tennis.


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Friday, Apr 01
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Apr 01
vs. The Legends Distance ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Friday, Apr 15
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Olympic Training ...
Chula Vista, CA
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vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Sunday, May 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, May 07
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
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vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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Sunday, May 08
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, May 14
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
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Sunday, May 15
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
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Thursday, May 26
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
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Friday, May 27
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
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Saturday, May 28
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
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Wednesday, Jun 08
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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Thursday, Jun 09
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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Friday, Jun 10
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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