THIS WEEK’S EVENTS:
Thu., May 23---Track & Field---UCSD at NCAA Championships---10:00 AM
Fri., May 24---Track & Field---UCSD at NCAA Championships---10:00 AM
Sat., May 25---Track & Field---UCSD at NCAA Championships---10:00 AM
SEVEN TRITONS HEAD TO NCAA TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Field events will be front and center for UC San Diego at the 2013 NCAA D-II Track & Field Championships this week in Pueblo, CO as five of the seven Tritons who have qualified fit into that category…Leading the charge will be sophomore javelin standout Nash Howe who’s ranked fifth in the event and owns the second longest toss in UCSD history (221-4), bettered only by his brother, Nick, who won two NCAA titles in his career…He is one of three Triton javelin specialists going to Pueblo, joined by senior teammate Kiley Libuit and senior Jessica Miklaski who is making her third straight trip to the national meet.
The remaining trio of field event qualifiers are senior A.B. Shaheen (hammer), junior pole vaulter Clint Rosser and freshman triple jumper Kristin Sato…All are among the top four all-time at UCSD in their events…Sato, the CCAA Freshman of the Year, was a late add to the field, being named Thursday after one of the original qualifiers dropped out…The lone UCSD runner making the trek to Colorado will be sophomore Sabrina Pimentel, who was part of the seventh place 4x400 relay squad at last year’s meet…She owns the second fastest 800 clocking in school history (2:10.90).
THE WORD…From Men’s Track & Field Coach Tony Salerno (who will have three javelin throwers among UCSD’s seven qualifiers at this week’s NCAA Championships)
“Why have we been so successful in javelin, I guess you could start with good breeding since two of our three national qualifiers this year (Nash Howe & Kiley Libuit) are legacy throwers at UCSD.
WOMEN’S CREW RETURNS TO NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS AFTER FOUR-YEAR LAPSE
For the first time since 2008, a Women’s Rowing team will be representing UCSD at the NCAA Division II Championships, slated this year for May 31-June 2 in Indianapolis at Eagle Creek Park…Rookie coach Colin Truex and the Triton varsity eight got the official word this afternoon that they will be in the six-team field along with Barry, Western Washington, Nova Southeastern, Mercyhurst and Central Oklahoma...Truex was hopeful that his varsity four would also be invited, giving UCSD a team entry, but that bid did not materialize…Filling the eight will be Shruti Kamath, Mary Beth Bilder, Kelsey Henck, Rachel Schneiderman, Ashley Travaglione, Michelle Robbins, Kelly Peterson, Claire Duesdieker and coxswain Catherine Sheffler...For more on Women's Crew, click here.
Listen to comments from Coach Colin Truex following today's announcement.
16…With the selection of Women’s Crew to the NCAA Division II Championship field, the number of UC San Diego intercollegiate teams (out of 23) that qualified for post-season play in 2012-13.
NEWS & NOTES
This week’s edition of Triton Talk, UCSD’s online radio show hosted by Craig Elsten, is scheduled to feature interviews with Women’s Water Polo Head Coach Brad Kreutzkamp and student-athletes Kelly Peterson (women’s crew) and Erin Grady (women’s basketball)…The show will be posted Wednesday afternoon at ucsdtritons.com.
Three UCSD student-athletes garnered Capital One Academic All-District 8 At-Large accolades last week…They are senior Brian Donohoe (history) from the Men’s Water Polo team, junior diver Luke Calkins (mechanical engineering) and senior Alyssa Dixon-Word (human biology) of Women’s Crew.
Senior center fielder Danny Susdorf of the Triton Baseball team was named to the first team Daktronics All-Region and second team NCBWA All-Region last week…The club leader in hitting (.343), runs (48) and on-base percentage (.420), is a three-time selection to the Daktronics first team and his second team NCBWA nod comes on the heels of back-to-back first team honors.
Coach Denny Harper’s Men’s Water Polo team went 1-3 over the weekend at the annual Fisher Cup Tournament, hosted by UCSD and U.S. Water Polo at Canyonview Pool…UCSD was beaten by the Olympic Club, the UC Santa Barbara Club team and the U.S. Junior National team while posting a win over the Cal Baptist club squad…The 12-team event, featuring collegiate and club teams, was won by New York Athletic Club, a team laden with former Olympians.
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