Storm Opens Season With Hammer Throw Title

March 15, 2013

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UCLA Track & Field opened their outdoor season with solid performances Friday at the 35th Sheraton Mission Valley Aztec Invitational in San Diego.

The women began the day in winning fashion, where All-American Ida Storm threw 65.66/215-06 to win the women's hammer throw. Senior Jaycee Olsen finished ninth, throwing 47.02m/154-03.

Later in the day, the Bruins took the track for the Distance Carnival. In the 3,000m steeplechase, three Bruins finished in the top eight, with freshman Molly Mann leading the way with a time of 11:22.91. Fellow freshman Nicole Evans crossed the finish line 12 seconds later (11:34.18) and Kristina Rivera rounded out the Bruin squad in eighth (11:59.50). Caitlin Schmitt followed her teammates with a 13th place finish in the women's 5,000m invite (18:42.51)

Junior Sarah Toberty finished second (4:29.16) in the women's 1,500m invite, leading a Bruin field that of 15 runners. Bruins claimed six of the top ten spots in this event Friday.

Track & Field also had a big day on the recruiting front. On Friday, the Bruins received a National Letter-of-Intent from Alimatu-Sadia Ibrahim, middle distance runner from Santa Rosa, CA. A Santa Rosa High School product, Ibrahim currently holds personal bests of 26.21 in the 200m dash and 57.48 in the 400m. She will join the Bruins in the fall.

Day 2 resumes tomorrow at 9:00 am PT with the discus throw and will also feature middle and short distance events. For live results, please click here.


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
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Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
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
-
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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