CLAREMONT, Calif. -
The UC San Diego track and field teams took part in the 16th Annual Rossi Relays at the Burns Track & Field Complex on the campus of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday.
While UCSD had only one individual event winner and one NCAA qualifier on the day, there were several other noteworthy performances from the Triton contingent.
The day's biggest highlight came from senior thrower Kiley Libuit, who won the men's javelin with an impressive toss of 188'5". His mark was nearly three feet better than the second place finisher and ranks fifth all-time at UCSD.
Current teammate Nick Howe holds the school record in the javelin with a mark of 231'3", while older brother Brad Libuit is second with a toss of 200'0" back in 2006.
Freshman sprinter Keith Rose also cracked the UCSD Top 10 list, posting a time of 10.98 in the 100-meter dash. His time ranks seventh all-time and earned him seventh place on the day. Sophomore Quentin McWhorter finished ninth in the men's long jump at 22'7", which was also the ninth-best mark in program history.
Other notable performances for the Triton men came from Benjamin Berthet, who finished third in the pole vault with a leap of 14'11.5", and Ryan Eckert, who took third in the shot put at 48'10". Jake Herbold finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 55.66, while Howe placed fifth in the high jump after clearing 6'2".
Senior Erin Langford had a standout performance for UCSD on the women's side, finishing second in the triple jump with a jump of 38'7.75". Her performance was good enough for an NCAA Division II Provisional Qualifier and ranks fifth all-time at UCSD.
The women's 4x400 relay team of Jacqueline Rose, Lorato Anderson, Lauren Irish and Deyna Roberson had a strong performance, finishing in fifth place in the event at 3:53.75. That time ranks 10th on the all-time list.
Irish fared well in the 400-meter hurdles as well, finishing second overall at 63.66, while Rose placed fifth in the 100 with a time of 12.25. Jessica Miklaski also turned in a noteworthy performance, finishing second in the javelin with a nice toss of 126'9".
The Rossi Relay field featured several standout programs from multiple levels, including Division I power USC, as well as California Collegiate Athletic Association rivals Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State L.A., among others.
"This was a very good quality meet for this point in the season," men's head coach Tony Salerno said. "This sets us up perfectly for All-Cal next week against our sister schools."
The Tritons will travel to Irvine next Saturday for the annual All-Cal Challenge, where they will square off with UC Irvine, UC Riverside and UC Santa Barbara.