Meet No. 11
27th Annual Pomona-Pitzer Invitational
Saturday, April 13, 2013 • 10 a.m.
Strehle Track • Claremont, Calif.
COME BACK TO CLAREMONT
The 27th Annual Pomona-Pitzer Invitational will be the 11th stop in the UC San Diego track and field teams' season. Five field events and one running event will simultaneously mark the beginning of the meet at 10 a.m., including both the men's and women's hammer throw events as well as the women's pole vault, women's long jump and women's high jump. The men's 110-meter hurdles will commence running events for the meet at 10 a.m. The men's triple jump will be the last field event at 3 p.m., while the "B" heat of the women's 5000 will be the meet's final event at 7:40 p.m.
POMONA-PITZER OF THE PAST YEAR
Sophomore Sabrina Pimentel secured an NCAA Division II provisional qualifying mark with her second-place showing in the 800 at the 26th Annual Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, posting a time of 2:12.96. In the field, sophomore Veronica Bradley finished in a tie for fourth in the high jump, clearing a height of 5’3”, and senior Uchenna Agbahiwe was fifth in the discus throw, throwing 132’2”. Junior Aletha Vassilakis launched the javelin a distance of 124’3” to settle for fifth. For the men, sophomore Keith Rose in the 100 turned in a time of 10.86, the sixth fastest in UCSD history up to that point, to take 10th place overall. Junior Kellen Levy placed fourth in the 5000 (15:00.09) and junior Benjamin Berthet concluded the pole vault tied for fourth (14'3.25”).
The number of NCAA provisional qualifying marks for UCSD this season remained at 15 after the Tritons finished competition at the 34th Sun Angel Track Classic and Mangrum Invitational on April 6. However, there are a few Triton women who are on the cusp of securing a provisional mark, including freshman Julia Wildenthaler in the high jump (0.25” away from a provisional mark), Agbahiwe in the discus (1’4” away), and junior Eva Isaacs in the shot put (1’6” away). For the men, sophomore Tanner Collins in the 5000 and freshman Kevin Chiao in the 110 hurdles need to trim just 1.47 and 0.46 off their times, respectively, to earn a provisional mark.
SATO TAKES OFF
With a pair of top-10 finishes among the elite field at the 34th Sun Angel Track Classic on April 6, freshman Kristin Sato proved her importance in the jumping events. Sato leaped to third place in the women’s long jump with a reading of 17'6.75” and also landed a mark measuring 39'3” in the triple jump for sixth place. Sato’s third-place showing in the long jump was the Tritons’ highest finish at that meet.
SUN ANGEL SABRINA
Pimentel ran to a personal-best time of 2:11.71 in the women’s 800 on April 6 at the 34th Sun Angel Track Classic in Tempe, Ariz. to finish ninth overall and improve her NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Pimentel also still has the third-fastest time in program history for that event and was the only Triton on both sides to have a season-best performance at the Arizona State-hosted meet.
HITCHENS ABOVE THE REST
Senior Kathleen Hitchens clocked in at 12.39, her best time of the season in the women’s 100 at the Mangrum Invitational on April 6, to finish fourth overall. The Pleasanton native’s time is the fastest one recorded by the Triton women this season.
HOP TO THE TOP TWO
Junior Marya Carter (37'4”) and Wildenthaler (36'9.75”) captured first and second place, respectively, in the women’s triple jump at the Mangrum Invitational on April 6. Wildenthaler’s mark was also a personal record.
ONE ISAACS, TWO SECONDS
Isaacs was the runner-up in both the women’s shot put (42'2.75”) and discus (139'0”) at the Mangrum Invitational on April 6. The throw in the discus matched the career-best mark the Lafayette native set on March 29 at the 2013 Cal-Nevada Championships, where she finished third overall.
NAGENGAST TO THE TASK
Senior Zach Nagengast threw 159’8” in the men’s discus throw on April 6 at the 34th Sun Angel Track Classic for a fourth-place finish, one of two earned by the UCSD men at the meet. Nagengast also took eighth in the men’s hammer throw premiere event (183'11”) on April 5. Sophomore Nash Howe had UCSD’s other fourth-place result in the men’s javelin (198'8").
Senior A.B. Shaheen threw his way to a seventh-place showing in the men’s hammer throw premiere event on April 5. Shaheen recorded a mark of 184'11” and had the highest showing of any Triton competing in a premiere-level event.
Leaping to the best jump this season for the Triton men, Chiao won the long jump after setting a personal-best mark of 22'5.75” on April 6 at the Mangrum Invitational. Chiao’s previous record of 19’4” came on March 9 at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge, where he ended in 12th place.
QUENTIN YOUR FIRST
Senior Quentin McWhorter won the men’s triple jump with a leap of 46'8” and finished third in the long jump (22'2.5”) on April 6 at the Mangrum Invitational. Both marks are the Oakland native’s best this season.
ALL’S WELL THAT ENDLER’S WELL
Placing among the top five in three throwing events on April 6, senior Matt Endler showed his consistency at the Mangrum Invitational. Endler threw to second-place showings in both the men’s hammer throw (152'9”) and discus throw (152'3”). The Fresno native also tossed to a mark of 44'8.75” in the shot put en route to a fifth-place finish.
FORCE OF THE FOURSOME
Sophomore Nathaniel Ford, senior Anthony Heredia, junior David Guinasso and freshman Sho Kodera cruised to a first-place showing in the men’s 4x400 relay on April 6 at the Mangrum Invitational. The group clocked in with the second-best time this season for that event, a time of 3:22.83. The quartet of senior Raquel Ormsby, senior Chelsey Kamson, sophomore Ellexi Snover and freshman Corinne Hinkle also finished strong, taking second in the women’s 4x400 relay, which crossed the finish line in 4:03.45.
SERVING SECONDS FOR UCSD
Four additional Tritons were the runner-up of their events on April 6 at the Mangrum Invitational, including freshman Haley Libuit (javelin, 127’9”) for the women as well as freshman Sean Cook (high jump, 6’4”), Rose (200, 21.78) and freshman Adam Augustyn (110 hurdles, 15.19) for the men. The performances from both Libuit and Augustyn marked their season debuts.
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NCAA PROVISIONAL QUALIFYING MARKS
Benjamin Berthet 15’11” San Diego Collegiate Challenge 3/9
Clint Rosser 15’11” San Diego Collegiate Challenge 3/9
Zach Nagengast 166’7” San Diego Collegiate Challenge 3/9
A.B. Shaheen 187’7” All-UC Meet 3/2
Zach Nagengast 185’0” Aztec Invitational 3/16
Nash Howe 212’4” San Diego Collegiate Challenge 3/9
Kiley Libuit 197’9” San Diego Collegiate Challenge 3/9
Sabrina Pimentel 2:13.05 All-UC Meet 3/2
Lorato Anderson 2:14.28 Aztec Invitational 3/16
Lauren Irish 1:02.55 Cal-Nevada Championships 3/29
Sydney Blakeley 12’0.5” San Diego Collegiate Challenge 3/9
Megan Benham 11’8” Aztec Invitational 3/16
Kristin Sato 39’6” Cal-Nevada Championships 3/30
Chantia Justice 39’5.75” San Diego Collegiate Challenge 3/9
Jessica Miklaski 143’4” Rossi Relays 2/23
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