Thursday, February 23


Sophomore sprinter Rai Benjamin was one of the top sprint recruits in the nation two years ago, but an injury-plagued first year at UCLA placed him on the sideline for most of the season. He was cleared to run with less than a week to go until the qualifying cutoff for the NCAA championship, and rather than redshirting the season, he became a first-team All-American. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)
Sophomore sprinter Rai Benjamin was one of the top sprint recruits in the nation two years ago, but an injury-plagued first year at UCLA placed him on the sideline for most of the season. He was cleared to run with less than a week to go until the qualifying cutoff for the NCAA championship, and rather than redshirting the season, he became a first-team All-American. (Angie Wang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Senior long jumper Austin Hazel improved on his personal best last weekend by over seven inches, and is one of four seniors on the men's jumps team – one of the most talented sections of the program. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Senior long jumper Austin Hazel improved on his personal best last weekend by over seven inches, and is one of four seniors on the men's jumps team – one of the most talented sections of the program. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Redshirt sophomore Greta Wagner was one of the many Bruins in New Mexico this weekend to set new personal bests. Her 13-foot-10-inch personal record improved on her previous best by 1.5 inches, and has her just 2 inches short of the 14-foot milestone. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Redshirt sophomore Greta Wagner was one of the many Bruins in New Mexico this weekend to set new personal bests. Her 13-foot-10-inch personal record improved on her previous best by 1.5 inches, and has her just 2 inches short of the 14-foot milestone. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Volunteer director of operations and jumps coach Rob Jarvis has returned to UCLA after spending two years as a coach at the prestigious IMG Academy in Florida alongside life-long mentor and friend Loren Seagrave. (Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)
Volunteer director of operations and jumps coach Rob Jarvis has returned to UCLA after spending two years as a coach at the prestigious IMG Academy in Florida alongside life-long mentor and friend Loren Seagrave. (Nick Kardan/Daily Bruin)

Senior Sage Stone's 6-foot-8.25-inch jump earned him third place at the Charlie Thomas Invitational in College Station, Texas. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Senior Sage Stone's 6-foot-8.25-inch jump earned him third place at the Charlie Thomas Invitational in College Station, Texas. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Junior hurdler Misana Viltz took the 60-meter hurdles crown in New York over the weekend, and will be one of the athletes going to Texas for the Charlie Thomas Invitational on Friday. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Junior hurdler Misana Viltz took the 60-meter hurdles crown in New York over the weekend, and will be one of the athletes going to Texas for the Charlie Thomas Invitational on Friday. (Daily Bruin file photo)

Sprinter Leon Powell ran identical times with sophomore Rai Benjamin in the 60-meter dash this weekend in New York, but the junior beat him out for third place. Even without its full track and field fleet, UCLA took third place as a team at the Columbia East/West Challenge. (Daily Bruin file photo)
Sprinter Leon Powell ran identical times with sophomore Rai Benjamin in the 60-meter dash this weekend in New York, but the junior beat him out for third place. Even without its full track and field fleet, UCLA took third place as a team at the Columbia East/West Challenge. (Daily Bruin file photo)


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