Both advancers previously won Big West Conference titles in their respective events
Aggie senior finished sixth among 48 runners in first round
Top placers will advance to national finals at Oregon (June 7-10)
Okoroike (triple jump) and Redick (400 hurdles) make third career NCAA postseason appearances
UC Davis adds four individual champs, women place second in team standings
|Shot Put||14.10m (46' 3.25")||Causeway Classic Dual||05/02/14|
|Discus||51.62m (169' 4")||Causeway Classic Dual||4/21/17|
2017: NCAA West Regional qualifer in the discus... Launched the discus to a winning mark of 169-4 at Causeway Classic, moving her to No. 3 all-time at UC Davis... Also won the event at Aggie Open and Cal Opener... Took top honors at Woody Wilson Classic in both the shot and the discus... Finished eighth and seventh, respectively in those events at the Big West Championships... Her shot put mark of 46-2 was a season-best.
2016: Competed at four meets in an injury-shortened season... Won the shot put at Cal Opener (43-10.5) and finished third in the discus (150-0), both season-bests.
2015: Moved to No. 4 all-time in the discus with her throw of 162-0 at Payton Jordan Invitational... Finished seventh in the event at the Big West Championships (154-10)... Took first place at Causeway Classic (157-11), Brutus Hamilton Open (161-5), and Cal Opener (150-0)... Recorded season-best in the shot put at Aggie Open (44-2.5).
2014: Shot put and discus thrower for UC Davis during her freshman season... Debuted on the Aggies' top-10 lists for both events... Went 14.10m (46-03.25) at the Causeway Dual in the shot to move into No. 6 spot, and had 45.35m (148-09) effort at Brutus Hamilton Open in the discus for 8th on the discus chart... Won the Brutus Hamilton Open in the discus and was second at the Aggie Open and Causeway... Took 3rd in the shot put at both the Causeway and Cal Opener... Scored 7th-place points in the discus at the Big West Championships.
ELSINORE HS '13: Posted PRs of 42-09.25 in the shot put and 146.25 in the discus, both during the 2013 season... Won Sunbelt League championships in both events, advancing to CIF-Southern Section Div. II Finals... Qualified for CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet and state championships in discus in 2013.
PERSONAL: Born in Omaha, Neb... Majoring in biological sciences... Mother is Kathy Smith... Chose UC Davis for its "welcoming atmosphere"... Has career aspirations for opthamology or optomery... Would play soccer for UC Davis if not participating in track and field.