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UCLA Track and Field National Signing Day
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  02/05/2014

LOS ANGELES – The UCLA track and field team added some of the top prep talent in the world. Keep track of all the newest members of the Bruins right here at signing day central.

WOMEN

Katelyn Jackson

Will come to UCLA from Cheltenham High School in Cheltenham Township, Penn. … Has already gotten off to a fast start in 2014 as she has posted a 7.03 in the 55m to win the Millrose Games title … She also won the 60m at the Kevin Dare HS Invitational with a time of 7.57 … Both marks are the fastest in the state of Pennsylvania … Also won the 200m at the Kevin Dare HS Invite with a time of 24.43 … Last outdoor season she won the 100m at the Pennsylvania Track Classic with a time of 12.11 … Placed second at the District 1-AAA Championships in the 100m (12.18) and third in the 200m (24.88) while helping lead the 4x100m to the meet title (47.72) … Placed fifth at the state meet in the 100m with a time of 12.14 and helped the 4x100m relay place third … Named an American Conference All-League selection in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.

Olamide Olowe

Attends El Dorado High School in El Paso, Texas … Runs for coach Macka Jones … Holds the school record in the 400m … Won the Region 1-5A Meet with a personal best time of 54.37 in the 400m … Also ran a personal best of 24.73 in the 200m at the Region meet to finish second … Placed sixth in the UIL Track and Field Championships … Finished second in the 200m at the USATF Region 10 Junior Olympic Track Championships in 2012 … Was a state champion at Faith Christian as a freshman, where she won gold medals in the long jump, 100 meters and the 4x100-meter relay at the Texas Christian Athletic League State Track and Field Meet.

Bianca Razor

Competed in the 400 meters for Romania in the 2012 Summer Olympics … Ran a personal best 51.49 in the 400m at the 2013 Moskava IAAF World Championships … Ran the anchor leg on the Romanian 4x400m relay team that placed eighth at the World Championships … Ranks 21st in the world in the 400m … Romanian national champion in the 400m … Won a bronze medal at the World Junior Championships in Moncton in 2010 … In that same year, she won the silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore … She continued winning medals at the 2011 European Junior Championships in Talinn where she won the golden medal and ran a sub 52.00 for the first time.

Greta Wagner

Attends Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, Calif. … Is coached by UCLA alums Bob and Scott Slover … Holds the second best indoor prep mark in the pole vault with a clearance of 13-2 … Finished second at the CIF State Championships in the pole vault with a clearance of 12-11.75 … Won the Central Coast Section in the pole vault with a mark of 13-0 and also was a part of the 4x100m relay that won the CCS meet … Won eight meets in the pole vault as a junior, including the CCS Top 8 meet where she cleared a personal best 13-2.

Stamatia Scarvelis

Attends Dos Pueblos High School in Santa Barbara, Calif. … Rated as the No. 1 shotputter in the country … USA Track and Field Junior National Champion and Pan American Games gold medalist … A two-time CIF State Champion in the shot put … Placed third in the discus at the CIF state championship … Won 14 prep meets in the shot put as a junior with a top mark of 51-11 … Won 10 meets in the discus with a top throw of 161-6 … Is the sister of UCLA thrower and 2011 CIF State Champion Nicholas Scarvelis.

Pattriana Perry

Attends Vacaville High School in Vacaville, Calif. … Placed third at the CIF State Championships in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.87 … Placed fourth in the 300m hurdles in the state meet with a time of 42.58 … Won the Stanford Invitational in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.98 … Ran sub 14-second 100m hurdle times on four occasions in 2013 … Broke 43 in the 300m hurdles in five races … Finished fourth in the CIF State Championships in the 100-meter and 300-meter hurdles as a sophomore.

Ashlie Blake

Attends Liberty High School in Henderson, Nev. … Named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Nevada … A two-time defending state champion in both the shot put and discus … Ranked third in the country in 2013 in the shot put with a mark of 51-3.50 and 17th in the discus with a throw of 157-0 … Entering her senior campaign she ranks third in the shot put and sixth in the discus among returning athletes … Volunteers locally with the Special Olympics and her school’s Best Buddies Club.

Jelvon Butler

Attends Solon High School in Solon, Ohio … Named The Plain Dealer Girls Track Athlete of the Year … Placed second in the 100-and 200-meter races at the state championship … Anchor leg on the state champion 4x200m relay … Involved in 30 of Solon’s 47 points to lead the Comets to their first ever state title … Won regional titles in the 100m and 200m.

Jessie Maduka

Sprints for her native country Germany … Finished seventh at the 2013 IAAF World Youth Championships … Won the German Youth Championships in the 100m … The German Youth Champion in the indoor 100m … Second place at the U20 World Championships in Barcelona in 2012 … Has a personal best in the 100m of 11.68 … Has long jumped 19-6.25 … Posted indoor bests of 7.49 in the 60m and 24.43 in the 200m.

Kimani Austin-Reese

Attends Miami Central High School in Miami, Fla. … Placed second in the 300m hurdles in the Florida State Finals and third in the 100m hurdles in 2012 … Won the Florida 3A Region 4 meet in the 100 hurdles with a time of 13.94 … Placed second in the 300m hurdles at the Florida 3A Region 4 meet.

MEN

Curtis Godin

Attends Mater Dei in Santa Ana, Calif. … Is the top 100m runner in the state of California and holds the third best mark in the country … Set the Orange County record in the 100m with a personal best time of 10.42 in a dual meet against St. John Bosco on April 3 … Has won every race he has competed in this outdoor season … Has broken 10.50 in the 100m three times thus far in 2014 … Also posted the top 200m time in the state and the fourth fastest in the US with a 21.18 in a dual meet against Orange Lutheran … Named the Orange County Press Register Boys Track Athlete of the Week after running a 10.50 in the 100m at the inaugural South County Classic and a 21.29 in the 200m … Has run a 21.11 nwi in the 200m … Won the Orange County Championships as a junior in the 100m … Played baseball until the start of his junior season.

Misana Viltz

Attends Millikan High School in Long Beach, Calif. … Is coming off a 7.36 in the 55m hurdles to win the California Indoor State Championships … Placed third in the same meet in the 55m with a 6.73 … Has already broke 14 seconds in the 110m hurdles this outdoor season with a 13.98 that won the 4th Annual Redondo Nike Carnival … Placed second in the 300m hurdles with a 38.71 … Finished second at the CIF State Championships in 2013 in the 110m hurdles with a time of 14.08 … Holds a personal best 13.97 in the 110m hurdles and a 38.71 in the 300m hurdles.

Leon Powell

Attends Kennedale High School in Kennedale, Texas … Has opened the 2014 outdoor season in impressive fashion as he posted personal bests in the 100m and 200m … In his first meet of the season he won the 100m with a personal-best 10.53 at the Legacy Bronco Relays … Also won the 200m in the same meet with a personal-best 21.38 … Capped off the 2013 season with times of 10.85 in the 100m and 22.38 in the 200m.

Joe Herrera

Attends Tulare Western High School in Tulare, Calif. … Broke 48 seconds in the 400m with a time of 47.99 to place eighth at the CIF State Championships last outdoor season … Has run a personal best 47.86 in the 400m … Won the 600 yards at the California Indoor State Championships this season with a time of 74.08 … Opened the 2014 outdoor campaign with wins in the 400m (48.58) and 200m (22.27) at the Sanger Spring Classic.

Steele Wasik

Attends St. Edwards High School in Lakewood, Ohio … AAU Junior Olympic Decathlon Champion … Placed second in the 110m and 300m hurdles at the Ohio State meet … Helped lead the Eagles to a division I Ohio State outdoor and indoor championship … Has broken 37 in the 300m hurdles and 14 in the 110m hurdles … Has cleared 6-7 in the high jump and leaped over 22 feet in the long jump.

Zack Bornstein

Attends Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, Calif. … Placed fifth at the Junior Pan Am Games in Medellin, Colombia with 7097 points in the decathlon to break the Canadian national record … Won the Canadian Junior Nationals in Montreal by breaking the meet record with a score of 6,918 … Scored 6,967 points to earn silver at the Arcadia Invitational … The score set a California state record for juniors and was the second highest overall scored in state history … Won the CIF division IV discus title in 2012 Claimed bronze at the 2011 USATF Junior Olympic National Championships … Also a four-year letterwinner on the football team.  

Amir Patterson

Attends Crespi High School in Encino, Calif. … One of the best combo throwers in prep history in the state of California … Captured gold at the Age 17-18 Division of the USATF Youth Outdoor Championships at Edwardsville, Ill., with a discus throw of 199-11, nearly 23-feet longer than the next competitor … Went on to place eighth in his age group at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Ukraine … His combined marks in the discus and shot put of 262-8.75 (199-11 + 62-9.75) is the third longest by a junior in California history … Placed second at the CIF State Championships in the shot put (62-9.75) and third in the discus (187-6) … Won 10 prep meets in the shot put as a junior and four in the discus. 

Scott Edwards

Attends Scotts Valley High School in Scotts Valley, Calif. … Placed seventh at the CIF Championships in the 1,600m with a personal best time of 4:12.55 … Finished second at the CCS Championships in the 1,600m with a time of 4:14.99 … Won the CCS Top 8 meet in the 1,600m with a time of 4:18.47 … Has run a 9:06.51 3,000m time and a 1:58.10 in the 800m … Finished fifth at the Division IV State Championships in cross country … Won the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League cross country title … Has run a 5k best time of 15:45. 


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