Tuesday, November 30




Women's track and field on the run to set more records

After a promising start to the season that the UCLA women's track and field team catalyzed last week, it's no wonder that the talk on the track is still about personal bests. Read more...

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Redshirt junior hurdler Ke’Nyia Richardson placed 19th in the 100m hurdles at the NCAA Championships last year. Richardson and the Bruins will participate in the New Mexico Classic.
The original version of this caption misidentified Richardson.


UCLA freshman distance runner guides legally blind competitor in California marathon

Freshman distance runner Amjed Aboukhadijeh moved at a steady pace when he checked his watch and saw that he was almost halfway through the 26.2-mile course. Read more...

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Freshman track and field runner Amjed Aboukhadijeh served as a volunteer guide for legally blind marathon runner Richard Hunter in December. Although they didn’t win the race, the duo crossed the finish line with a time of three hours and 20 minutes.



Bruins set personal records in track

The UCLA women's track and field team opened its indoor season at the UW Invitational in Seattle on Saturday with many noteworthy performances. "Pretty much, everyone that stepped on the track (set a personal record)," said assistant coach Johnny Gray, who is the middle distance coach for both the men's and women's teams. These impressive displays included freshman distance runner Melissa Skiba's personal-best performance of 9:38.36 in the 3,000 meters, good for ninth overall in the race. Also setting a personal record was senior sprinter Ashlea McLaughlin in the 800m with a time of 2:10.09 and a ninth-place finish. Read more...



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