Meet No. 8
2013 Cal-Nevada Championships
Friday, March 29, 2013 • 12 p.m.
Saturday, March 30, 2013 • 11 a.m.
Triton Track & Field Stadium • La Jolla, Calif.
Two States, One Place
Over the course of two days, the UC San Diego track and field teams will host the 2013 Cal-Nevada Championships at Triton Track & Field Stadium, beginning Friday at noon with the men’s hammer throw event. Running events will get underway with the prelims of the women’s 100-meter hurdles at 1:15 p.m. Friday action will conclude at 6 p.m. with the men’s 10000. The women’s hammer throw will mark the start of Saturday’s slate of events at 11 a.m., while the “B” Section of the women’s 3000 steeplechase will kick off track events at 1:30 p.m. The meet’s final event, the men’s 4x400 relay, will begin at 4:35 p.m. and will be followed by the Awards Ceremony at 4:45 p.m. All field events and Saturday events are finals. The men's and women's 5000 and 10000 are the only Friday running events with no prelims.
Price of Admission
General admission into the meet is $5 per day for all spectators.
States of Golden and Silver
UCSD will compete against student-athletes from 29 different schools, including non-California schools Nevada and UNLV. The remaining 27, all located in California, are Academy of Art, Azusa Pacific, Cal Baptist, Cal Poly, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State L.A., Cal State San Marcos, Caltech, Chapman, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, La Verne, Long Beach State, Loyola Marymount, Occidental, Point Loma Nazarene, Pomona-Pitzer, Redlands, Sacramento State, San Diego State, Soka, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, USC and Whittier.
Competition in Claremont
At last year’s Cal-Nevada Championships in Claremont, redshirt senior Kiley Libuit earned an NCAA provisional qualifier in the men’s javelin throw with his personal-best mark of 199’11” for a fifth-place finish. Senior Zach Nagengast placed sixth in the discus throw with a mark of 154’6”, while junior Kellen Levy also finished sixth in the men’s 5000 with a time of 15:05. On the women’s side, senior Jessica Miklaski, who took third overall in the javelin, threw to an NCAA provisional qualifier with a mark of 137’5”, and junior Lauren Irish (1:02.52) ran to a sixth-place showing in the finals of the 400 hurdles.
En route to a second-place finish overall, senior Kathleen Hitchens turned in a season-best time of 12.41 in the women’s 100 at the Ross and Sharon Irwin Collegiate Scoring Meet, hosted by Point Loma Nazarene, in San Diego on March 23. It is the fastest 100 among all UCSD women this season.
Senior Chelsey Kamson sprinted her way to a third-place finish in the women’s 200 with a time of 25.07 on March 23 at the Ross and Sharon Irwin Collegiate Scoring Meet, just 0.01 shy of her personal best. The San Ramon native moved from 10th to ninth on UCSD’s all-time top 10 list for that event and cut more than a half-second off her previous season and team-leading best in the 200, a time of 25.63 to finish second overall at the All-UC Meet in Irvine on March 2.
Freshman Julia Wildenthaler won the women’s triple jump with a personal-record leap of 36’5.75” on March 23. Wildenthaler also finished third in the high jump (5’3”).
With her career-best toss of 42’6” in the shot put, junior Eva Isaacs topped all competitors on March 23 and moved from seventh to sixth on UCSD’s all-time list for that event.
Tritons at the Top
Sophomore Sabrina Pimentel (2:16.77) and Irish (1:03.8) broke the tape in the women’s 800 and 400 hurdles, respectively, on March 23. In the field, freshman Sydney Blakeley won the pole vault (12’0”), senior Uchenna Agbahiwe surpassed all other throwers in the discus (131’6”) and junior Aletha Vassilakis threw to a first-place finish in the javelin (119’9”).
Senior Matt Endler pulled off a trio of top-three finishes on March 23. Endler was the runner-up in both the men’s shot put (46’4.75”) and discus (148’9”) and was the third-place finisher in the hammer throw (150’7”). The Fresno native’s mark in the shot put was a personal record.
First in the Field
The men collected wins on March 23 from seniors Ryan Eckert (49’9.75”, shot put), Nagengast (151’9”, discus) and A.B. Shaheen (184’10”, hammer throw) as well as from junior Clint Rosser (15’6”, pole vault).
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