Meet No. 3
Saturday, March 2, 2013 • 10 a.m.
Anteater Track Stadium • Irvine, Calif.
Follow the Signs to Irvine
With the first meet in which student-athletes could qualify for nationals now under their belts, the UC San Diego track and field teams will make their way to the All-UC Meet on Saturday. Field events will begin at 10 a.m. with the women's hammer throw, while track events will commence at 12:15 p.m. with the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase. The men's 4x400 relay, which is the last event of the meet, will start at 4 p.m.
Sisters of the UC
As with last year's meet, UCSD will compete against the track and field squads of UC Irvine, UC Riverside and UC Santa Barbara. The UCSD men finished second overall in last year's meet with 145.5 points, beating the Anteaters of UCI (142.5) and the Highlanders of UCR (125). The women took third after accumulating 153.5 points in all to hold off UCR (134) while UCI settled for second (170.5). UCSB swept the men's and women's sides with point totals of 224 and 185, respectively.
"Looks like Santa Barbara is a bit ahead of us on both sides but winning is still in reach if things come together," said UCSD men's head coach Tony Salerno. "Should be a good meet."
Return to Last Year's Meet
Junior Kellen Levy scored a second-place finish for the men in the 3,000 with a time of 8:31. Sophomore Quentin McWhorter was the runner-up in the triple jump with a mark of 46'0.5". In addition, junior Benjamin Berthet (pole vault, 15'1") and senior Zach Nagengast (discus throw, 159') turned in third-place showings in their respective events.
For the women, sophomore Veronica Bradley cleared a top height of 5'5" to take second place in the high jump.
Winning the 100 for the Tritons for the second time in as many meets was sophomore Keith Rose with his top time of 10.93 at the 17th Annual Rossi Relays on Feb. 23. Rose was fifth in the 100 (11.19) and ran the closing leg of the 4x100 relay (43.15) in which the Tritons finished third at last year's meet. He is set to compete in the 100 and 200 as well as both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays on Saturday. Rose will run the closing and opening legs of those respective relays.
Berthet won the pole vault for the second straight week upon clearing a height of 15'5.5" at the 17th Annual Rossi Relays. Berthet finished in a tie for third place at last year's All-Cal Challenge, where his top height was 15'1". Berthet is slated to contend in the pole vault and run the fourth leg of the 4x400 relay on Saturday for the Tritons.
Don't Get Past Nagengast
Nagengast, the reigning California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Male Track & Field Athlete of the Week, came away with a first-place finish in the discus at the 17th Annual Rossi Relays after throwing a distance of 161'5" to earn a provisional NCAA qualifier. The Paso Robles native also claimed a provisional NCAA qualifier in the hammer throw, where he placed third after throwing a personal-best distance of 181'8". Nagengast sits on the UCSD All-Time Top 10 at sixth in the discus and at seventh in the hammer throw. Nagengast was third in the discus (159'), fifth in the hammer throw (173'6") and ninth in the shot put (44'8.75") at last year's All-Cal Challenge and will participate in all three events on Saturday.
Senior Jessica Miklaski is off to a remarkable start to her final season. The San Diego native not only recorded the top mark in the javelin but did so in personal-best fashion with a mark of 143'4" to surpass her previous best of 143'2", which earned her All-American status last season. The San Diego native, who still has the fourth-best mark in school history for that event with her provisional NCAA qualifying mark, was named the CCAA Female Track & Field Athlete of the Week on the strength of her Feb. 23 performance. Miklaski, who will compete in the javelin on Saturday, finished third in the event at last year's All-Cal Challenge (128'1").
Eva at the Top
Finishing first in the shot put was junior Eva Isaacs, who tossed a distance of 40'11.5" at the 17th Annual Rossi Relays. Isaacs was also fourth in the discus throw (134'9"). The Lafayette native represented UCSD in the shot put (35'2.5", 9th), discus (115', 9th) and hammer (120'7", 11th) at the 2012 All-Cal Challenge and will compete in those same three events on Saturday.
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