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UCLA got the Pac-12 Championships underway in the heptathlon. (Photo by Tim Walker)
UCLA Wraps Up Regular Season at Oxy Invite
By: UCLA Athletics

LOS ANGELES – A group of UCLA distance runners wrapped up the regular season at the Oxy Invitational, Saturday at the Bill Henry Track on the campus of Occidental College. In the beginning of the postseason for the Bruins, Alexis Walker holds the lead in the heptathlon after day one of the event at the Pac-12 Championships in Pullman, Wash.

Walker holds a 156-point lead after four events in just her second ever heptathlon. The junior used personal bests in the high jump (5-11.50) and shot put (34-3) to seize the lead. Her 5-11.50 high jump scored a day-one best 1003 points.

Katherine Salcido currently sits in ninth place with 2,832 points while Monique Van follows in 11th with 2,707 points.

At the Oxy Invitational, Elle Sanders competed in two events, placing ninth in the 1,500m with a time of 4:37.92 and finishing 19th in the 800m with a 2:13.52. Tiffany LaMar was the top Bruin finisher in the 800 with a time of 2:10.31 to place 10th. Alimatu-Sadia Ibrahim clocked a 2:16.64.

Philip Kostelnik led a trio of Bruins in the men’s 800m as he crossed the line at 1:52.46. Sean Davis followed at 1:52.91 while Kevin Gonzales clocked a 1:53.41.

In the men’s 1,500m, Austin O’Neil placed 13th at 3:50.68 while Nolan Dickson followed at 3:55.07.  In the steeple, Jordan Senko placed sixth with a 9:14.29 and Max Davis was 11th at 9:28.96.

In the women’s 5,000m, Aliya Shirif placed 14th with a 17:21:51 while Kristina Rivera crossed the line at 18:37.82. On the men’s side Lane Werley is coming to form as he ran an impressive 14:02.85 to place third overall and first against collegiate competition. Patrick Douglas ran a 14:34.58 while Jonah Diaz clocked a 14:42.81. Nathaniel Cushing-Murray rounded out the Bruins with a 14:51.98. 

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Saturday, Jan 16
vs. Lumberjack Team ...
Flagstaff, AZ
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Friday, Jan 22
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
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Saturday, Jan 23
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
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Friday, Jan 29
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
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Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
Recap
Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Friday, Feb 12 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 13 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
Friday, Feb 26 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Mar 05 - All Day PST
vs. Ben Brown ...
Fullerton, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Saturday, Mar 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Tuesday, Mar 22 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Apr 14 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 22 - All Day PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - All Day PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
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