Meet No. 4
San Diego Collegiate Challenge
Saturday, March 9, 2013 • Noon
Triton Track & Field Stadium • La Jolla, Calif.
Layover in La Jolla
For the first time in three weeks, the UC San Diego track and field teams will host the San Diego Collegiate Challenge on Saturday. The meet, which begins with the men's hammer throw and women's javelin throw as well as the women's long jump and men's pole vault, is set to go off at noon. Track events will start to be run at 1:05 p.m. with the women's 400-meter relay, and the men's 4x400 relay will conclude the meet at 4:45 p.m.
Cost of Admission
The meet costs $5 for adults and $3 for students.
The Who's Who of San Diego
The competition for both the UCSD men and women will consist of teams from six San Diego area schools, including Cal State San Marcos, Point Loma Nazarene, San Diego, San Diego Mesa College, Cuyamaca College and Southwestern College. The women will also compete against San Diego State and Palomar College.
Just a Year Ago
UCSD swept both the men's and women's sides for the second straight year at last year's SDCC, also held at Triton Track & Field. The Tritons on the women's side won the meet with 206 total points to easily hold off SDSU (131), CSUSM (114.5), PLNU (67), SDMC (56), Palomar (40.5), Cuyamaca (39) and Southwestern (37). The men had a much closer meet but won with 197 points in all to defeat SDMC (175.5), Cuyamaca (109), CSUSM (102), PLNU (59) and Southwestern (42.5).
Rewind Back to 2012
Among UCSD's returning women, sophomore Sabrina Pimentel won the 400 in 58.04, while senior Jessica Miklaski finished first in the javelin with a top mark of 130' at last year's San Diego Collegiate Challenge. In addition, junior Lorato Anderson took second place in the 800 with a time of 2:19.25.
Three returning Tritons on the men's side both won and in the process cracked their respective event's all-time top 10 lists. Redshirt senior Kiley Libuit reached the No. 3 slot in the men's javelin with his winning mark of 190'5", while junior Quentin McWhorter in the triple jump (46'9") and junior Benjamin Berthet in the pole vault (15'5.75") claimed the No. 6 and No. 7 slots, respectively. McWhorter reached the No. 3 slot all-time later in the season.
Pimentel claimed an NCAA provisional qualifier, finishing second overall in the women's 800 with a time of 2:13.05. At last year's San Diego Collegiate Challenge, Pimentel won the 400 in 58.04.
Two Top Out of Three Ain't Bad
Freshmen Megan Benham and Sydney Blakeley both cleared a height of 11'5.75" in the women's pole vault to take first and second place. Benham and Blakeley have placed among the top three in their event in all three meets this season.
Senior A.B. Shaheen earned an NCAA provisional qualifier in the men's javelin with his personal-best throw of 187'7" to win the event.
Rise of Rosser
In the men's pole vault, junior Clint Rosser earned an NCAA provisional qualifier upon clearing a height of 15'5". The mark also moves the Winchester native into the No. 8 position in UCSD's all-time top 10 for that list.
Zach to the Future
Senior Zach Nagengast continued the strong start to his 2013 season at the All-UC Meet on March 2, winning the discus throw with his top measure of 154'. The Paso Robles native was also the runner-up in the men's hammer throw (174'2").
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