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.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Friday, Feb 12
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
Recap
Friday, Feb 26
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Saturday, Feb 27
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Recap
Friday, Mar 11
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Recap
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Recap
Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Friday, Apr 01
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Friday, Apr 01
vs. The Legends Distance ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
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vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Friday, Apr 15
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Olympic Training ...
Chula Vista, CA
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LIVE NOW
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Recap
Sunday, May 01
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 08 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 14 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 15 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Thursday, May 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Friday, May 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Saturday, May 28 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Wednesday, Jun 08 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jun 09 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Friday, Jun 10 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Jun 11 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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