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Pierre-Webster, Leger Down School Record to Cap Saturday Meets

Jan 29, 2022
From left: Makenzy PIerre-Webster, Maddy Doane, Catherine Leger, Sophia Alexander

A pair of Bruins ducked under the previous UCLA indoor record in the 200m on Saturday, as Makenzy Pierre-Webster (23.33) and Catherine Leger (23.43) became the fastest and second-fastest Bruin women all-time in the event, respectively. Both women broke Monique Henderson's previous indoor record of 23.49, set back in 2002.
The historic women's 200m race highlighted an impressive day for UCLA Track & Field, as the program's all-time record books were shaken up at the UNM Team Open in Albuquerque, N.M., and the UW Invitational in Seattle, Wash.
Maddy Doane was sixth overall in the 200m, clocking the eighth-fastest indoor time in program history at 24.11. Sophia Alexander was 14th overall at 24.95.
Pierre-Webster (7.40), Leger (7.47), and Trinity Rossum (7.57) went 1-2-3 in the collegiate 60m competition. In her first collegiate meet, Rossum clocked a time of 7.43 in the prelims, tied for the seventh-fastest time in UCLA indoor history. Ismail Turner finished third overall in the men's 200m with a time of 21.21, the sixth-fastest mark in UCLA indoor history.
UCLA's men's 4x400m relay squad also checked in on the all-time program charts, winning the relay competition with a time of 3:09.65. The Bruins' quartet of Turner, Cameron Reynolds, Zaylon Thomas, and Chase Wells is now fourth all-time in UCLA indoor history. The women's squad of Doane, Leger, Pierre-Webster, and Dakota Stanly also picked up the win in Albuquerque, going 3:48.54 for the win.
The Bruin distance squad headed up to Seattle for various middle and long distance events, with Anthony Stone leading the way with a lifetime-best time of 4:03.43 in the mile. Stone is now the No. 9 UCLA all-time performer in the indoor mile. Peter Herold and Ronan McMahon-Staggs entered the UCLA record books in the 3000m, going 12-18 in the race in Seattle with times of 7:59.67 and 8:02.89, respectively. Herold became just the sixth-ever Bruin to break the eight-minute barrier in the event and McMahon-Staggs is now ninth all-time in indoor program history.
Bruin freshman Sydney Johnson compiled a trio of season-best marks in Albuquerque, posting season-best marks in the 60m (7.98), 60H (8.82), and long jump (5.83m, 19-01.50). Lyvante Su'emai picked up a season-best mark of 15.28m (50-01.75) in the women's shot put, finishing fourth overall with a mark that bettered her previous best by three feet. Matthew DeRoos was fourth overall in the men's long jump, clearing 7.03m (23-00.75).
Next Meet: Dr. Sander Invitational
The Bruins are back in action for the Dr. Sander Invitational from Feb. 4-5. The meet will take place at The Armory in New York City.