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Natasha Kolbo earned her first trip to the NCAA Championships.
UCLA Track and Field Advances Four to NCAA Championships on First Day
By: UCLA Athletics

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – On the first day of competition at the NCAA West Preliminary the UCLA track and field team had four athletes secure spots in the NCAA Championships, Thursday at John McDonnell Field.

Sophomore Nicholas Scarvelis started off the day by punching his ticket for Eugene, Ore., in the shot put. Scarvelis finished second overall with a throw of 64-4.

Junior All-American Kylie Price will be making her third straight appearance at the NCAA Championships in the long jump after she leaped 20-2.25 to place ninth overall.

Earning their first trip to the NCAA Championships was senior Natasha Kolbo in the pole vault and freshman Cody Danielson in the javelin. Kolbo placed fifth by clearing 13-7 while Danielson threw 214-0 to grab the final spot at 12th.

Sophomore Nick Hartle advanced to Friday’s semifinal in the 800m by running the fastest prelim time of 1:48.70.

Other highlights for the Bruins on the first day were Tiffany LaMar in the 800m where she posted a personal best time of 2:08.73 to advance to the semifinals. In the women’s pole vault, Kayla Mallett cleared a personal best of 13-3 to place 13th.

The Bruins will return to action tomorrow, beginning with the men’s high jump at 3 p.m. PT. The action on the track will start with the women’s 100m hurdles at 3:30 p.m. PT. 

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