Three Tritons Set For NCAA Championships in Florida
at 2017 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Thursday, May 25 • 7:30 a.m. PT
Friday, May 26 • 6:30 a.m. PT
Saturday, May 27 • 8:30 a.m. PT
IMG Academy Stadium • Bradenton, Fla.
Meet Schedule • Live Video • Live Results • Tickets
Three UC San Diego Tritons have earned trips to the 2017 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships in senior Chrissi Carr, senior Savanna Forry and freshman Claudia Cox. The meet is co-hosted by the University of Tampa and IMG Academy at IMG Academy Stadium in Bradenton, Fla., Thursday through Saturday, May 25-27. Tickets for the event can be purchased here.
Cox will be the lone Triton making her NCAA Championship debut. Carr and Forry are returning for the third time after competing at nationals in 2015 and 2016.
Carr grabbed the only automatic qualifier for UCSD after clearing 13'1.5" in the pole vault this season. Her mark was also a school record and the exact qualfying standard. After finishing 20th in last year's competition and 16th in 2015, Carr will come in with the eighth-best mark this year. The women's pole vault competition is on Saturday, May 27th, beginning at 11:30 a.m. PT.
Forry will also be making her third NCAA appearance in the high jump after finishing in 11th place and garnering All-American honors in 2015 and 2016. She heads into competition as the 11th seed after finishing with a season-best effort of 5'8.75". The women's high jump competition will start at 2:05 p.m. PT on Friday, May 26th.
Cox, making her NCAA debut in the 400 hurdles, comes in with the 20th fastest time in the nation in 1:00.54. The prelims of the women's 400 hurdles will be held on Thursday, May 25th at 5:25 p.m. PT. Should she advance, the final is set for Saturday, May 27th at 4:20 p.m. PT.
|NAME||EVENT||NATIONAL RANK||MARK||COMPETITION TIME
|Chrissi Carr||Pole Vault||8||13'1.5"||
Saturday, May 27, 11:30 a.m. PT
|Savanna Forry||High Jump||11||5'8.75"||Friday, May 26, 2:05 p.m. PT|
|Claudia Cox||400 Hurdles||20||1:00.54||Thursday, May 25, 5:25 p.m. PT|
There will be live streaming video during all track events and select field events of the NCAA Championships via NCAA.com. Coverage begins at 7:30 a.m. PT on Thursday, 6:30 a.m. PT on Friday and 8:30 a.m. PT on Saturday. Live results are available here.
MAKE THAT THREE
Seniors Chrissi Carr and Savanna Forry will both return to the NCAA Championships for the third-consectutive year after making appearances in 2015 and 2016. Forry will also look to grab her third All-American accolade in the high jump while Carr will set out to earn her first honor in the pole vault.
Pole Vault - 11'9.75" - 16th place (2015)
Pole Vault - NH (three failed attempts) - 20th place (2016)
High Jump - 5'5" - 11th place (2015)
High Jump - 5'5.75" - 11th place (2016)
TRITONS LAND 16 All-WEST REGION HONORS
The UC San Diego men's and women's track and field teams collected 16 awards, 12 for the men and four for the women, on the 2017 U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II All-West Region Team. Junior Paul Doan earned the award for three events, the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay. Seniors Chrissi Carr and Savanna Forry grabbed their third-straight all-region honors in the pole vault and high jump, respectively. Other Tritons recognized were Andrew Dirks (4x100 relay), Justin Hunter (4x100 relay), Adam Winding (4x100 relay), Khalil Felmister (triple jump), Arik Nesbit (triple jump), Brett Molster (high jump), Josef Polk (400 hurdles), Nicholas Rack (110 hurdles), Tim Schmidt (pole vault), Claudia Cox (400 hurdles), Esther Nofodji (discus). For a full recap, click here.
MEN FINISH SECOND, WOMEN FOURTH AT CCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
The UCSD men took home second while the women were fourth at the CCAA Championships, held May 4-6 at Chico State. The Triton men scored 193 points, finishing behind Chico State which won its second straight conference title with 242.5 points. UCSD's women's squad tallied 107.5 points to take fourth place behind first place Chico State (198.5), second place San Francisco State (153) and Humboldt State in the third spot (138). The men were led by junior Paul Doan who collected 24 points for the Tritons after finishing in second place in the 100, third in the 200 and first as the anchor of the men's 4x100 relay. On the women's side, senior Savanna Forry collected a team-best 13.5 points with her third place performance in the high jump and her runner-up mark in the hammer throw. To view the full recap, click here.
CONFERENCE TITLE WINNERS
UCSD won a total of four events at the CCAA Championships, including three individual titles and one relay.
2017 CCAA Champions
Paul Doan (4x100 relay)
Andrew Dirks (4x100 relay)
Emmanuel Elijah (4x100 relay)
Justin Hunter (4x100 relay)
Khalil Flemister (triple jump)
Raymond Silver (high jump)
Jared Senese (400-meter run)
CARR EARNS AUTOMATIC QUALIFIER
Senior Chrissi Carr became the first Triton to officially book her ticket to the 2017 NCAA Division II Championships in Tampa, Fla., in late May, with her automatic qualifier in the pole vault at the All-UC Challenge on March 4.
UCSD SCHOOL RECORDS FALL
Senior Chrissi Carr and juniors Paul Doan and Merin Arft have set new school records so far in the 2017 season. Carr broke her own standard in the pole vault with a mark of 13'1.5" at the All-UC Challenge on March 3. She bettered her previous mark set in 2016 of 12'6.25". Doan set a new record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.60 at the Ross & Sharon Irwin Collegiate Scoring Meet on March 18. He lowered his own mark three weeks later at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on April 8 with a time of 10.53. Arft set a new school record in the 3000 steeplechase at the California Collegiate Invitational on April 1. Her time of 10:57.34 is the fastest in school history and also an NCAA provisional mark.
DOAN NAMED CCAA TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Junior Paul Doan was named the CCAA Men's Track Athlete of the Week for the week of April 3-9. At the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, the San Diego native broke his own school record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.53, lowering his previous standard of 10.60 set at the Ross & Sharon Irwin Collegiate Scoring Meet on March 18. His record-setting time is an NCAA provisional mark and the top time in the CCAA this season. He was the fastest collegian in the event, placing second overall. In the 200 meters, Doan again finished as the fastest collegian, placing third overall with a time of 21.53. He also anchored the 4x100 relay that crossed the line first with the second-fastest time in school history (41.20).
COX AND FORRY SWEEP CCAA WEEKLY HONORS
Claudia Cox and Savanna Forry were named CCAA Women's Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for the week of Feb. 21-27. In UC San Diego's first meet of the season, Forry and Cox collected three individual first-place finishes between them, helping the Tritons win the Mangrum Invitational with 77 points.
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