LOS ANGELES – UCLA Track and Field has qualified for five events at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by the University of New Mexico on Mar. 10-11. The meet will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., with prelims and finals on both days.
Live results can be found here, and the indoor championships will be broadcast on ESPN+ each day.
UCLA Student-Athletes in Competition
Yanla Ndjip-Nyemeck will get things started for the Bruins in the 60m hurdles. The redshirt-sophomore qualified with an 8.07. In eight races this indoor season, Ndjip-Nyemeck has run an indoor top-10 time in every 60m hurdle competition in which she has competed.
The women’s distance medley relay will follow shortly after for UCLA. Gwyn George, Kate Jendrezak, Rose Pittman and Mia Barnett are set to compete in the DMR; Ashley Johnson, Mia Kane, Kaho Cichon and Angelina Shandro are alternates for the event. The women’s DMR ran a 10:54.59, a new indoor school record, at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational to qualify for this weekend’s events.
Ronan McMahon-Staggs will close out Monday’s competition running in the one-mile semifinal. The junior was the first Bruin to break the four-minute mark at an indoor meet, and he managed to do it in three consecutive races. McMahon-Staggs ran a 3:54.93 at the Arkansas Qualifier on Feb. 17, the fastest one-mile time in both indoor and outdoor competition for a Bruin.
Both men’s and women’s 4x400m relay will compete late Saturday. The women’s relay consists of Aly Conyers, Kate Jendrezak, Makenzy Pierre-Webster and Naomi Johnson; the relay team qualified with a 3:30.86. Rose Pittman, Maddy Doane and Yanla Ndjip-Ndjip Nyemeck will be alternates for the squad.
The men’s 4x400m relay comprises Myles Misener-Daley, Willington Wright, Antonie Nortje and Ismail Turner. The relay team ran an indoor school record 3:03.48 at the Don Kirby Invitational on Feb. 11 to qualify, and they broke the previous school record (3:05.03) set just three weeks before at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. invitational. Samuel Herenton, Eric Allen, Jr. and Cameron Reynolds will serve as alternates for the relay.
Friday, Mar. 10
Women’s 60m Hurdle (Semifinal) – 4:55 p.m.
Women’s Distance Medley Relay (Final) – 5:45 p.m.
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