Schrage Wins Long Jump Title on Day Two of Pac-12 Championships
Los Angeles, Calif. – UCLA Track & Field finished up day two of the Pac-12 Championships at Cromwell Field & Loker Track Stadium at USC, with the Bruins picking up their first individual title via Harrison Schrage's victory in the long jump. Alyssa Wilson also notched a podium spot with a third-place finish in the shot put.
Schrage's first jump of 7.81m (25-07.50) went unmatched the rest of the competition, as the mark stood atop the leaderboard even as Schrage passed on his final three attempts. It's Schrage's first Pac-12 long jump title after securing a fourth-place finish in the event in 2019. Alex Enos was 11th in the men's competition with a mark of 6.94m (22-09.25). Jai Gruenwald was 11th for the Bruin women, clearing 5.77m (18-11.25).
Wilson earned the Bruins' second podium spot of the day with her third-place finish in the shot put. She scored six points for the Bruins with a mark of 17.14m (56-02.75), bringing her tally to 14 total points after a second-place finish in the hammer on Friday. Natalie Ramirez earned a 10th-place finish in the shot with a toss of 14.50m (47-07.00). The men's shot put competition saw Jacob Wilson take sixth overall with a toss of 18.60m (61-00.25) on his final throw.
Kate Jendrezak advanced to the 800m final after winning the final heat of the day with a time of 2:06.91. It's her second-straight sub-2:07.00 performance in the event. Peter Herold was phenomenal in the men's 3000m steeplechase, going 8:42.94 for fourth place overall and five points for the Bruins. It was a monster PR for Herold, going almost 11 seconds under his previous best (8:54.93) to move into fifth place on UCLA's all-time performance list in the event. Munir Kabbara picked up a point with an eighth-place finish and a lifetime-best time of 9:00.90.
Isa Videler compiled a total of 5509 points in the heptathlon, good for a massive PR and five points for the Bruins. Videler unleashed a blazing 800m time of 2:10.42 to win the event and earn 958 points to cap her heptathlon. Christina Chenault was eighth overall with 5259 points. Aiden Lieb totaled 6337 points in his first-career decathlon, earning a 10th-place finish.
Meleni Rodney cruised to a heat victory in the 400m prelims, posting the top qualifying time of the day at 51.99. Kenroy Higgins II was the Bruins' top finisher in the men's 100m, clocking a time of 10.50 for 12th place overall. He missed out on the 100m final, but Higgins is set for the 200m, for which he qualified on Friday evening. Chinyere Okoro was ninth overall (11.57) in the women's competition, just missing out on a spot in the final.
Katerina Adamiec was UCLA's top finisher in the women's pole vault, clearing 3.95m (12-11.50) on her first attempt at the height. Camryn Thomason (12th) and Mia Cervantes (15th) each cleared 3.70, with Thomson securing the advantage on attempts.
Through seven events scored across the first two days of competition, the UCLA women are fourth with 25 total points. The Bruin men have compiled 21.5 points for sixth place overall.
The Pac-12 Championships are set to wrap up on Sunday, May 16 at USC. Live coverage of the events will be broadcast on Pac-12 Network.