LOS ANGELES – For the second weekend in a row the UCLA track and field team ran away from the competition this time sweeping the Legends Invitational. The men outdistanced runner-up Cornell 185.3-124 while the women posted 173.5 points to down the 124.5 points from Kansas State.
UCLA continued to showcase personal bests on the early season that helped lead to 15 event victories this weekend.
Freshman Greta Wagner cleared a personal best and the ninth best mark in school history at 13-8.50. Sophomore Elleyse Garrett finished third with a personal best 12-8.
UCLA earned some big points in the men’s long jump as the Bruins placed 1-2-3 in the event. Junior Austin Hazel won the event with a leap of 24-2.50. Sophomore Idrees Bernard followed in second at 23-11.50 whileDarnell Roberson in his collegiate long jump debut leaped 23-6 to finish third.
In the women’s long jump senior Kylie Price won the event for the second straight week, this time leaping 20-5 while sophomore Jessie Maduka closely followed in second at 20-4.25.
In the men’s discus senior Nicholas Scarvelis launched a huge personal best with a throw of 192-10. Ogundeji followed in second at 181-5.
In the men’s high jump Sage Stone led a 1-2 finish for the Bruins as the sophomore cleared 6-10.75 to win the event. Junior Cody Crampton followed in second at 6-8.75.
UCLA opened the track portion of the meet with victories in both the women’s and men’s 4x100m relays. The women breezed to a winning time of 44.38 while sophomore Leon Powell chased down the field on the anchor leg to pull out the win at 40.85.
Senior Ferdinand Edman blew away the field in the 1,500m with a personal best time of 3:44.55. In the 800m senior Nick Hartle won with a time of 1:48.04.
In the sprints Angie Annelus took home the 100m with a time of 11.67. Powell continued his Drake dominance in the event with a time of 10.41. In the 200m Maduka won with a time of 24.20 while freshman Schuyler Moore was third at 24.47 and Jelvon Butler fourth at 24.57.
UCLA will remain at home next weekend as Drake Stadium will be the host site of the annual Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational. The meet is scheduled for Saturday, April 9.