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Kelsey Smith ran the top 3,000m time in the NCAA on Saturday. (Courtesy UW Athletics)
UCLA Track and Field Concludes Week Two
By: UCLA Athletics

LOS ANGELES – The UCLA track and field team took home six event titles and placed in the top five in 17 events in a split squad effort this weekend. The majority of the Bruins competed at the New Mexico Team Invite while members of the distance squad ran at the UW Invitational.

“I thought the teams showed great improvement from last week’s competition,” director of track and field Mike Maynard said. “We had a number of Bruin athletes who moved into the top tier of performances in their events on the NCAA list.”

Two performances highlighted the weekend for UCLA as Kylie Price leaped 21-2 in the long jump which marks the top jump in the country. Kelsey Smith also ran one of the top marks in NCAA competition as she posted a 9:04.31 in the 3,000m which ranks as the second best in UCLA history.

“I was especially impressed with the performances by Kelsey Smith in the 3,000m and Kylie Price in the long jump,” Maynard said. “On the men's side, I felt that Michael Woepse's pole vault clearance led the team. There were solid performances by jumpers Cody Crampton in the high jump, who cleared 7-0 for the second consecutive week and Michael Perry, who jumped over 24-0 in the long jump.”

Woepse won the pole vault for the second consecutive week as he cleared 17-10.50. Perry placed second in the long jump with a mark of 24-02.50 while Crampton also placed second in the high jump with a mark of 7-00.25. Nick Hartle placed fourth in the mile with a time of 4:07.31.

Nick Hartle's indoor mile debut at 4:07 is deceivingly strong,” Maynard added. “At this altitude Nick's mile converts to a 4:02. We are looking forward to a great week of training and another great competition at Texas A&M next weekend.”

The throws proved to be another strong point for the Bruins as Ida Storm won the weight throw with a 68-05.00. On the men’s side Alec Faldermeyer won the weight throw with a mark of 66-03.00. In the shot put, UCLA went 1-2, with freshman Braheme Days winning the event with a heave of 61-11.00. Nick Scarvelis followed with a 61-04.75.

Next weekend the Bruins will head to College Station, Texas, to participate in the Texas A&M Aggie Invitational. The two-day event will begin on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium.


5 Sydney Lewis                 UCLA                     7.71 

5 Kylie Price                        UCLA                     24.39
16 Kelly Rhines                  UCLA                     25.12

5 Breyonna Hunter          UCLA                     55.63
16 Katherine Reid            UCLA                     57.83

17 Rachel Brajkovich       UCLA                     5:14.19

4 Trinity Wilson                 UCLA                     8.45
6 Brea Buchanan              UCLA                     8.48 

High Jump
6 Caroline Gyllenbern                    UCLA                     J1.68m    5-06.00
7 Zibby Boyer                     UCLA                     1.63m    5-04.25
10 Tatum Souza               UCLA                      1.58m    5-02.25

Pole Vault
3 Elena Clarke                    UCLA                     J3.87m   12-08.25
8 Renee Greene               UCLA                     J3.72m   12-02.50
9 Natasha Kolbo               UCLA                     3.57m   11-08.50

Long Jump
1 Kylie Price                        UCLA                     6.45m   21-02.00
16 Faith Anumba              UCLA                     5.59m   18-04.25
18 Tatum Souza               UCLA                      5.44m   17-10.25
20 Katherine Salcido       UCLA                     5.40m   17-08.75

Shot Put
14 Katherine Salcido       UCLA                     12.00m   39-04.50
16 Tatum Souza               UCLA                      11.58m   38-00.00

Weight Throw
1 Ida Storm                         UCLA                     20.85m   68-05.00
13 Jaycee Olsen               UCLA                      14.72m   48-03.50


19 Yusef Merriweather UCLA                     22.05

17 Tyler Brown                  UCLA                     49.25
18 Jonny Moniz                 UCLA                     49.39
21 Sean Burd                    UCLA                       49.90

4 Nick Hartle                       UCLA                     4:07.31  

High Jump
2 Cody Crampton             UCLA                     J2.14m    7-00.25

Pole Vault
1 Michael Woepse           UCLA                     5.45m   17-10.50
18 Mark Sakioka              UCLA                      4.60m   15-01.00

Long Jump
2 Michael Perry                 UCLA                     7.38m   24-02.50
8 Austin Hazel                    UCLA                     7.11m   23-04.00
14 Blake Selig                     UCLA                     6.82m   22-04.50
15 Marcus Nilsson            UCLA                     6.67m   21-10.75

Shot Put
1 Braheme Days               UCLA                     18.87m   61-11.00
2 Nicholas Scarvelis         UCLA                     18.71m   61-04.75
10 Marcus Nilsson            UCLA                     15.42m   50-07.25

Weight Throw
1 Alec Faldermeyer         UCLA                     20.19m   66-03.00
11 Josh Scherer                 UCLA                     15.55m   51-00.25


25  Pettway, Paisley        UCLA                     5:12.48

23  Kent, Ava                      UCLA                     4:56.82
24  Sanders, Elle                UCLA                     5:02.34

3,000m Invite
Smith, Kelsey                UCLA                     9:04.31
33 Marvin, Meghan         UCLA                     9:50.41
36 Seay, Sabrina               UCLA                     9:58.99 


1  Owen, J
nnifer            UCLA                     9:51.32

11 Golick, Bronte              UCLA                     16:49.88
32 Shirif, Aliya                    UCLA                     18:03.04


Davis, Sean                     UCLA                     1:57.75

800m Invite
11  Kostelnik, Philip         UCLA                     1:53.86

O'Neil, Austin                UCLA                     8:29.76

3,000m Invite
10   Fay, Dustin                  UCLA                     8:08.81
12   Edman, Ferdinand                   UCLA                     8:10.57
24   Herrera, Daniel          UCLA                     8:24.46

5   Lema, Nohe                  UCLA                     14:23.70
13 Ho, Richard                   UCLA                     14:50.26

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