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UCLA Sends Five Entries to NCAA Championships

Jun 6, 2022
Catherine Leger

NCAA Outdoor Championships
June 8-11, 2022
Eugene, Ore. (hosted by University of Oregon)

Venue: Hayward Field
Television: ESPNU (June 8-9), ESPN2 (June 10), ESPN (June 11)
Internet Video: WatchESPN
Live Results:

Wednesday, June 8
6pm - Men's 400m semifinals (Reynolds, Turner)

Thursday, June 9
5:32pm - Women's 4x100 relay semifinals
7pm - Women's 400m semifinals (Anderson)
8:48pm - Women's 4x400 relay semifinals

Friday, June 10
7:02pm - Men's 400m final

Saturday, June 11
2:32pm - Women's 4x100 relay final
3:32pm - Women's 400m final
4:51pm - Women's 4x400 relay final

UCLA has qualified five entries in four events to the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which will be held June 8-11 at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. The Bruin women will be represented by the women's 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay teams, Shae Anderson in the women's 400m, and Cameron Reynolds and Ismail Turner in the men's 400m.

Cameron Reynolds and Ismail Turner will kick off competition for the Bruins on Wednesday, June 8 with the 400m semifinals at 6pm. The women take center stage on Thursday, June 9, beginning with the 4x100 relay semifinals at 5:32pm, Shae Anderson in the 400m semifinals at 7pm, and the 4x400 relay semifinals at 8:48pm. The finals take place on Friday, June 10 at 7:02pm for the men's 400m, and on Saturday, June 11 for the women's 4x100 relay (2:32pm), women's 400m (3:32pm) and women's 4x400 relay (4:51pm).

The meet will be televised on ESPNU on Wednesday and Thursday, ESPN2 on Friday and ESPN on Saturday. Event streams can also be found on WatchESPN.

4 FOR 400
UCLA's strength in the 400m will be in full display, as the Bruins will contend for NCAA Championships in the men's 400m, women's 400m and women's 4x400 relay. Racing in the men's 400 will be juniors Cameron Reynolds and Ismail Turner. Shae Anderson will represent the Bruins in the women's 400, and Anderson, Maddy Doane, Kate Jendrezak, Catherine Leger and Makenzy Pierre-Webster are in the relay pool for the 4x400 relay. The women's 4x400 relay team will be seeking a second consecutive podium finish. Last year's squad of Meleni Rodney, Pierre-Webster, Jendrezak and Anderson set a program record of 3:25.01, the eighth-fastest time in collegiate history. Earlier this year at the NCAA Indoor Championships, Leger, Jendrezak, Doane and Pierre-Webster earned first-team All-America honors in the 4x400m relay after finishing sixth overall with a time of 3:33.32, which ranks No. 4 all-time at UCLA.

Junior Ismail Turner qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 400m for the second year in a row. In 2021, he qualified for Championships after running a personal best 45.64 in the NCAA West Prelims, the fastest time by a Bruin in the event since 2004. He clocked 46.94 at the NCAA meet to finish 20th overall. At this season's West Prelims, Turner bested his PR in both races, running a 45.58 to finish third overall in the preliminary round and then following up with a 45.06 to place third in the quarterfinals. His quarterfinal mark ranks as the eighth-fastest time in school history. Turner has posted four sub-46 times since Apr. 13, also recording a 45.65 to finish third at the Pac-12 Championships and a 45.95 at the Mt. SAC Relays.

Junior Cameron Reynolds will be making his first appearance at the NCAA Championships after qualifying fourth overall in the 400m at the NCAA West Prelims with a personal best 45.07, a time that ranks ninth on UCLA's all-time Top 10 list. Reynolds has six races under 46.5 this season, including a 45.47 to finish second at the Pac-12 Championships.

U.S. Olympian and five-time All-American Shae Anderson will compete in the 400m at the NCAA Championships and is in the relay pool for both relays for the Bruins. At the NCAA West Prelims, she ran a 51.89 in the 400m, her second-fastest time of the season, to finish seventh overall. She also ran the anchor leg on the 4x100 relay, leading the Bruins to a time of 44.05 and a seventh place finish. Anderson raced in three 4x400 relays this season, most recently on May 15 with Catherine Leger, Kate Jendrezak and Makenzy Pierre-Webster to win the Pac-12 Championship with a time of 3:31.49.