Men’s 4x400m Squad Breaks School Record to Cap Pac-12 Invite
Seattle, Wash. – The UCLA men's and women's 4x400m relay squads capped the Pac-12 Invitational in style on Saturday afternoon at Dempsey Indoor. The Bruin men set a new program indoor record and the women secured the second-fastest time in school indoor history.
The quartet of Myles Misener-Daley, Ismail Turner, Chase Wells, and Cameron Reynolds combined to run 3:05.80 to break UCLA's previous indoor record of 3:06.48, set back in 2006. The quartet was also one of two teams to duck under the Dempsey facility record in the event.
The Bruin women were also sensational in the 4x400m relay, as Catherine Leger, Makenzy Pierre-Webster, Kate Jendrezak, and Shae Anderson finished second overall with a time of 3:32.55, the second-fastest time in program indoor history. The quartet also likely secured qualification to the upcoming NCAA Indoor Championships.
Aiden Lieb and Alex Enos finished up their heptathlons on Saturday and both secured lifetime-best point totals. Lieb compiled 5247 points for sixth place overall, the sixth-highest total in program history. Enos picked up 4507 points for an improvement of over 400 points from his first full heptathlon.
Peter Herold followed up his No. 2 all-time UCLA indoor mark (13:46.12) in the 5000m from Friday with the second-fastest indoor 3000m in school history on Saturday. He finished fourth overall in the event with a time of 7:53.92.
Ronan McMahon-Staggs ran a lifetime-best time of 4:01.43 in the men's mile, the fourth-fastest time in program history. Ashley Johnson and Mia Kane went 1-2 in their heat of the women's mile, finishing with lifetime-best times of 4:48.33 and 4:49.99, respectively. Johnson earned a spot on UCLA's all-time indoor top 10 list with the time, slotting in at No. 9.
Sean Lee picked up a second-place finish for the Bruins in the men's high jump with a strong clearance of 2.17m (7-01.50). Aaron Kim finished fifth overall with a clearance of 2.03m (6-08.00).
Lyvante Su'emai led the way for the Bruin women in the shot put, posting a lifetime-best mark of 15.78m (51-09.25) for fifth place overall. Natalie Ramirez cleared 14.24m (46-08.75) for ninth place. Jacob Wilson was seventh in the men's competition, going 18.26m (59-11.00) on his second attempt.
Maddy Doane finished 11th overall in the women's 400m, earning a heat victory with a time of 55.32. Zaylon Thomas (48.87) and Sam Herenton (49.84) finished 22nd and 28th, respectively in the men's competition.
The Bruins will now await confirmation of potential qualification for the NCAA Indoor Championships (March 11-12). Outdoor competition also kicks off with the UCSB Multi Event (March 9-10) and Ben Brown Invitational (March 11-12).