Of course, UCLA boasts top sports in other areas outside our two headline-grabbers, and now it’s their turn to grab some headlines. Let’s get to it:
I put “signee” in quotation marks because I have no idea what that means; I’m going to assume it means she’s a future Bruin, and in that case, I should’ve said “future Bruin.”
Anyway, Peng Peng Lee nabbed two silver and two bronze medals, with silver medals being handed to her on the floor and beam while the bronze medals were given to her for her all-around and team performance.
She’d kick my ass in a balancing contest — I can barely pass a field sobriety test when sober. But still, this is obviously an awesome set of accomplishments.
Our ladies were up in Northridge for the Northridge Invitational this past weekend, and from what I’m reading, we dominated.
UCLA had three event winners: Nijah Nelms (100m), Katherine Salcido (100m hurdles) and Katja Goldring (3000m).
Additionally, our Bruins had five top-10′ers in the 1500m, including Tamara Purpura, who I took a history class with this quarter and will have to remember to congratulate when I hand her back her rough draft for said class. The 3000m event saw eight Bruins dominate the top ten.
Our lady Bruins (wow, women’s teams dominating lately, aren’t they?) managed to stay atop the rankings and beat No. 4 Arizona State by a score of 8-6. What’s impressive is that ASU led by 5-2 at one point, meaning our Bruins went on a 6-1 tear to end the game. That’s how you close games, son. Er, daughter, I guess.
Welp, that’s it for UCLA sports news. Hopefully there’ll be more headlines to come as the academic year winds down.