Track and field takes third place overall at Columbia East-West Challenge

Less than a third of the UCLA track and field team made the trip to the Columbia East-West Challenge this weekend.

But despite the lack of bodies on the track and going against stiff competition from Oregon, UCLA still locked up a third-place finish at the Armory Track and Field Center in New York.

It was thousands of miles away from Westwood, but for sophomore sprinter and New York native Rai Benjamin, the season-opener was a welcome homecoming.

“Just being back there was great,”

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