UC San Diego Set to Host CCAA Track and Field Championships May 2-4
LA JOLLA, Calif. — The University of California San Diego will host the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Track and Field Championships this week, May 2-4, at Triton Track and Field Stadium.
The meet will determine individual conference champions for 22 events, in addition to the overall men’s and women’s team champions.
The UC San Diego men’s team is coming off a second-place finish in the 2018 CCAA Championships, while the women’s team placed fourth. The Triton men are currently ranked No. 22 in last week’s latest USTFCCCA National Track & Field Rating Index, with the women ranked one spot higher at No. 21.
The Tritons won seven individual titles at last season’s conference meet, including first-place finishes by returning senior Matt Bowen in both the long jump and triple jump, as well as returning senior Natalie Caraway in the high jump.
This week’s action begins with the decathlon and heptathlon events on Thursday, May 2, starting at 10 a.m. Field and running events begin on Friday, May 3, with the final heats for the majority of events set to take place on Saturday, May 4.
General admission tickets for adults will be $10, while tickets for children (3-12), seniors (65+) and visiting college students with a valid ID will be $5.
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With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in summer 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's preeminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.
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