FRESNO, Calif. – The UC San Diego women’s track & field team finished sixth out of 21 teams while the men finished 12th out of 20 on Saturday at the Cal-Nevada Championships hosted by Fresno State University.
Diane Dunn had a third place finish in the 1500 meters with her time of 4:36.10. Allison Hall of UCLA won the event with her time of 4:32.52, finishing more than half a second faster than second place Lisa Naucler of San Diego State.
Laiah Blue captured the 100 meter hurdles title, breaking the tape in a time of 13.87 seconds. She also finished first in the 400 hurdles with her time of 60.59 seconds, nearly one full second ahead of second place finisher Kristin Olafsdottir of San Diego State.
Khalil Hooper had an eighth place finish in the 110 meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in a time of 15.07 seconds.
Linda Rainwater finished in a tie for sixth place in the women’s high jump with her best mark of 5’3” while Whitney Johnson finished in a tie for third place in the long jump with a leap of 19’0.75”. Johnson also had a third place finish in the triple jump with her distance of 41’3.75”.
Jillian Sola finished sixth while teammate Sarah Hendy finished ninth in the women’s discus. Sola’s mark of 141’08” was just under 10 feet longer than Hendy’s best toss. Katie Richardson of Fresno State won the event with her mammoth throw of 171’10”.
Torrey Trust had a ninth place finish in the javelin with her best throw of 121’9”.
Casey Ryan and Roger Francis both finished in a tie for eighth place in the men’s high jump with marks of 6’6.75”.
In addition to the Cal-Nevada Championships, the Tritons also had several student-athletes competing at the Point Loma Invitational on Saturday. Complete results of that track meet can be found by CLICKING HERE.
Both Triton men and women will both return to action at home next Saturday, hosting the UCSD Quadrangular. The Tritons welcome Point Loma, Claremont, Cuyamaca CC and UC Riverside to the Triton Track & Field Stadium on April 7th. The meet will begin at 10 a.m.