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Sophomore Adam Winding moved into UC San Diego's all-time top-10 with his time Saturday in the 200 meters.

UC San Diego Track and Field Wraps Up Aztec Invitational


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SAN DIEGO - The University of California San Diego track and field teams rounded out the 40th Annual Aztec Invitational at San Diego State University's Aztrack Sports Deck on Saturday.

Senior Paul Doan (San Diego/St. Augustine HS) hit another NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.59, placing seventh. Redshirt junior Matt Bowen recorded a 24'3.75" mark in the long jump for third, and his first NCAA provisional qualifier in the event of 2018.

Adam Winding ran 21.86 for 16th in the 200 behind Doan in 12th (21.56), to move into the program's all-time top-10 list, at No. 4. Fellow sophomore Devin Lecakes-Jones (San Diego/Rancho Bernardo HS) posted his second personal best of the season already in the shot put, throwing 52'6", which still ranks No. 6 in UCSD history.

Freshman Evan Shimasaki took second in the pole vault with a 15'5.5" mark.

Senior Luis Carson (Chula Vista/Bonita Vista HS) took third and tied a career best in the high jump, posting a 6'6.75" mark.

The 4x400 relay of freshman Riley Sasaki, junior Andrew Dirks, freshman Kiasa Salgado and Doan finished sixth in 41.34.

Sophomore Josef Polk ran 54.27 in the 400-meter hurdles, good for fifth place. Freshman Quinn Lydon finished in sixth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.68.

"We definitely had some great performances," said UC San Diego men's head coach Tony Salerno. "Considering this meet was at the end of finals, we couldn't be more pleased. Our athletes really showed today that they belong on the track with some of the best teams in Division I."

The UC San Diego track and field teams return to action next Saturday, March 31, when they host the likes of Wisconsin and USC for the California Collegiate Open.


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