PULLMAN, Wash. – The UCLA women are currently in second place while the men are in fifth after day one of the Pac-12 Track and Field Championships, held Saturday at the Mooberry track on the Washington State campus.
Nicholas Scarvelis was the first Bruin to claim an individual title. He uncorked the shot put 63-10.25 to win the event by over three feet. The win by Scarvelis extends the UCLA streak to 50 straight years of earning an individual title.
Mike Woepse and Kylie Price earned runner-up finishes in their respective events. Woepse cleared 17-8.50 while Price jumped 20-7.75.
In the javelin, a pair of freshmen earned key points for the Bruins as Zaybree Haury placed sixth with a throw of 153-2 while Cody Danielson was fifth on the men’s side with a throw of 219-7.
In the high jump Alexis Walker placed third with a leap of 5-10.50. Zibby Boyer finished in a tie for fifth, clearing 5-9.25 while Caroline Gyllenbern was seventh with a jump of 5-5.25. In the long jump, Michael Perry jumped a season-best 24-4.50 to finish fifth overall.
On the track, several Bruins advanced to the finals that will be held on Sunday. Nick Hartle won his heat in the 800m, posting the fastest time on the day with a 1:49.55. Brea Buchanan and Trinity Wilson went 1-2 in their heat of the 100m hurdles to advance with times of 13.40 and 13.71, respectively.
The men’s 4x100m relay advanced with a time of 40.37. Ally Courtnall qualified in the 400m with a time of 53.84 while Jarrett Gonzales moved on in the 400m hurdles with a time of 53.39. Price also advanced in the 100m with an 11.63.
In the finals of the steeple Meghan Marvin placed eighth with a time of 10:50.79. Sabrina Seay was 12th and Emily Scharmann 13th. On the men’s side Nohe Lema placed seventh with a 9:08.89 while Nolan Dickson was 15th at 9:43.07.
Bronte Golick finished 11th in the finals of the 10,000m with a time of 35:25.37. Sergey Sushchickh placed 12th in the men’s race with a 31:04.69.
The meet will resume tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the field and at 1 p.m. on the track.