- With final exams in full swing this week, the UC San Diego track and field teams had a small contingent of student-athletes competing in the San Diego State Aztec Invitational and the Point Loma Spring Break Open on Saturday.
Head coaches Tony Salerno and Darcy Ahner only had about one third of their squad competing, but the Tritons still managed to collect a handful of impressive results in both meets.
For the second time in three weeks, senior sprinter Kelly Fogarty set a new school record in the 200, winning the event at the Aztec Invitational. The Danville, Calif. native bested a field that featured competitors from defending Division I champion Texas A&M, UCLA, Wisconsin and BYU with a time 23.73.
Her performance eclipsed her previous best of 23.79 that came at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge on March 5 at the Triton Track and Field Stadium. She also collected a strong NCAA provisional mark with the finish.
Junior Caitlin Meagher also had a strong showing at the Aztec Invite, recording a NCAA provisional mark with her performance in the 400-meter hurdles. With a time of 1:01.92, she placed fifth behind a host of Division I competitors and posted the fourth-best time in school history.
Senior Jesse Morrill picked up a NCAA provisional qualifier for the Tritons on the men's side, finishing second in the 3000-meter steeplechase. He clocked in at 9:12.17, which ranks No. 2 all-time.
Junior thrower Nick Howe finished fifth in the men's javelin with a toss of 204'1", improving his provisional mark in the event in the process.
Shaun Tu and Ka Wai Ng had the big highlights for UCSD at the Point Loma Spring Break Open as both posted individual victories. Tu won the long jump with a leap of 21'4.75", while Ng placed first in the triple jump with a mark of 47'5.25". Ng's leap was the third-best mark in program history.
The Tritons will be back in action next weekend when they take part in the Cal/Nevada Collegiate Championships March 26-27 on the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps campus.