Schrage Takes Sixth in NCAA Long Jump
Eugene, Ore. – Day one of the NCAA Track & Field Championships saw Harrison Schrage cap his collegiate career with a sixth-place finish in the long jump competition. It was a strong showing for the senior in his first appearance in an individual event at Nationals.
Schrage notched his best jump on his fifth attempt, clearing 7.83m (25-08.25) to improve on his first attempt of 7.73m (25-04.50). The Portland, Ore., competed in his home state on Wednesday evening under the lights at Hayward Field. Schrage finished his UCLA career tied for sixth on the Bruins' all-time performance list in the event, as he cleared a lifetime-best 7.97m (26-01.75) earlier this season.
The Bruins were also represented Wednesday by Ismail Turner, who competed in the semifinals of the 400m. Turner finished 21st overall with a time of 46.94. Turner entered the NCAA Meet riding a streak of four-straight PRs in the event, including his most recent performance at the NCAA West Prelims that saw him cross at 45.64, the fastest time by a Bruin in the event since 2004.
The UCLA women are in action on day two of Nationals. Alyssa Wilson kicks things off in the hammer at 1:00 p.m. PT and Ilaria Casarotto follows in the javelin at 4:45 p.m. PT. The Bruins' first action on the track will be the 4x100m relay semifinals at 3:32 p.m. PT. Meleni Rodney toes the line in the 400m semifinals at 5:00 p.m. PT and the 4x400m relay squad is in action to cap the evening at 6:48 p.m. PT.