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Bruins Head to New York City for Dr. Sander Invitational

Feb 3, 2022
Makenzy Pierre-Webster (photo by Justin Susan)

LOS ANGELES – UCLA Track & Field is back in action this weekend with a trip to New York for the Dr. Sander Invitational. The two-day meet is hosted by Columbia University and kicks off on Friday, Feb. 4 from The Armory in New York City.
Meet Information
Fans can watch the action on Friday and Saturday via a fee-based livestream from USATF.TV. Click here to access the livestream. Live results from the Dr. Sander Invitational can be accessed here.
Friday's competition kicks off with the heptathlon 60m competition at 6:00am PT. The first field event on Friday is the women's shot put at 8:45am PT. Saturday's slate opens with the heptathlon 60m hurdles at 5:30am PT. The women's and men's 4x400m relay competitions are set to end the meet at 1:00pm PT and 1:15pm PT, respectively.
Meet Recap – UW Invitational (Jan. 29, 2022)
UCLA's distance runners traveled to Seattle, Wash., for the UW Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 29. Emma Tavella led a quartet of Bruins in the women's 3000m, finishing 22nd overall with a lifetime-best time of 9:45.94. Peter Herold (7:59.67) and Ronan McMahon-Staggs (9:02.89) went 12-18 in the men's race, notching the sixth and ninth spots on UCLA's all-time indoor list, respectively. Anthony Stone was the Bruins' top finisher in the mile, going 4:03.43 for 16th place in Seattle and ninth place overall on UCLA's all-time indoor list. Dylan Wilbur finished seventh in the men's 800m competition with a personal-best time of 1:52.93.
Meet Recap – UMM Team Open (Jan. 29, 2022)
The Bruins' field athletes and non-distance runners headed to Albuquerque, N.M., for the UNM Team Open on Saturday, Jan. 29. Makenzy Pierre-Webster (23.33) and Catherine Leger (23.43) went 1-2 in the women's 200m competition. Both women broke Monique Henderson's previous UCLA indoor record of 23.49, set back in 2002. The Bruins also swept the men's and women's 4x400m relay competitions. Freshman Sydney Johnson compiled a trio of season-best marks in Albuquerque: 60m (7.98), 60H (8.82), and long jump (5.83m, 19-01.50).
Notes on the Bruins

  • The current roster boasts 20 individual marks on UCLA's all-time indoor top 10 list.
  • Four Bruin women own 60m times on UCLA's all-time indoor top 10 list: 4. Makenzy Pierre-Webster (7.40), 5. Chinyere Okoro (7.42), 7. Trinity Rossum (7.44), 8. Catherine Leger (7.45)
  • Four Bruin women own 200m times on UCLA's all-time indoor top 10 list: 1. Makenzy Pierre-Webster (23.33), 2. Catherine Leger (23.43), Chinyere Okoro (23.83), 9. Maddy Doane (24.11).

Bruins on National Indoor Performance List
The following Bruins have posted top-50 times or marks on the national indoor performance list:

  • 9. Isa Videler – Pentathlon (4089 pts)
  • 15. Makenzy Pierre-Webster – 200m (23.40*)
  • 20. Catherine Leger – 200m (23.50*)
  • 27. Men's 4x400m Relay – 3:10.09* 
  • 35. Tate Curran (Pole Vault) – 5.18m (17-00.00)
  • 48. Makenzy Pierre-Webster (60m) – 7.40 

*Time adjusted for altitude.
Last Time Out – Dr. Sander Invite (Jan. 24-25, 2020)
The Bruins last competed at the Dr. Sander Invitational in January of the 2020 indoor season. The 2020 meet saw Shae Anderson set a then-school record time of 53.46 for the victory in the 400m at The Armory. Leger and Pierre-Webster were freshmen in 2020 and finished second and fifth in the 200m competition, respectively. Pierre-Webster and Leger would go on to run the 4x400m relay with Chinyere Okoro and Meleni Rodney, with the quartet coming away with a second-place finish and a time of 3:40.11. Jacob Wilson notched a second-place finish in the men's shot put, going 17.84m (47-00.75) on his first attempt. Isa Videler compiled 3,896 points in the pentathlon, good for the fifth-best score in UCLA history at the time.