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Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Junior Paul Doan broke his own school record in the 100-meter dash in 10.53 at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational.
Tritons Collect Five First-Place Finishes at Pomona-Pitzer Invitational
Release: Saturday 04/08/2017 
by UCSD

CLAREMONT, Calif. - The University of California San Diego men's and women's track and field teams combined to win five events at the 31st annual Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, Saturday afternoon at Strehle Track.

The main highlights for UC San Diego included junior Paul Doan breaking his own school record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.53, lowering his previous standard of 10.60 from the Ross & Sharon Irwin Collegiate Scoring Meet on March 18. The time improves his NCAA provisional mark. The San Diego native (St. Augustine HS) was the fastest collegian in both the 100 and 200 (21.53), placing second and third overall, respectively.

Freshman Claudia Cox also ran a season-best performance in the 400 hurdles, finishing first in 1:00.54. The time also lowers her NCAA provisional mark, and is the third fastest in school history.

First-place finishes in the field included Savanna Forry in the high jump (5'5") and Chrissi Carr in the pole vault (12'7.5").

In the track events, the men's 4x100 relay team of Andrew Dirks, Adam Winding, Justin Hunter and Doan ran to a first-place finish with a time of 41.20. Josef Polk was first in the 400 hurdles with an NCAA provisional time of 53.30.

Natalie Caraway placed second in the triple jump (37'9.25") and Esther Nofodji was third in the discus (140'1").

For the men, Arik Nesbit and Khalil Flemister went 2-3 in the triple jump. Nesbit finished second with a mark of 47'11.75" while Flemister was third (47'1.25"). Brett Molster placed second in the high jump (6'6.75") while Chris Vanliew was third in the discus (153'6").

Next, the Tritons will compete in 10000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m., and the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa this Thursday and Friday.

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