Feb. 12, 2005
NAMPA, Idaho - Josh Flexman and Ryan Frank each posted two qualifying marks for the 2005 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships later this month while Sarah Clinkenbeard did the same for the women as UC Davis posted nine qualifying marks overall at the Holiday Inn Team Invitational at the Idaho Sports Center on Friday and Saturday.
Flexman posted qualifying times in both the 60-meter and 200-meter sprints, going 6.93 seconds during the prelims of the 60 to advance to the finals where he finished eight in 6.97. He doubled his marks with a strong showing in the 200 where he was 10th in 21.69. He was one of two Aggies to post qualifying times in the 200, joining Kajari Burns whose time of 22.43 bested the MPSF standard by .01.
Ryan Frank also surpassed a pair of conference qualifying marks, doing so in throwing events where he was ninth in the shot put at 53 feet, 7 inches and 9th in the weight throw at 56-10.75.
On the women's side, Clinkenbeard matched Frank by also qualifying in the shot put and weight throw. She bettered the qualifying standard of 44-7.5 in the shot put by finishing seventh at 45-4.25. Clinkenbeard also qualified in the weight throw where she was fifth at the Holiday Inn with a mark of 52-7.25.
Other top 10 finishes for the UC Davis men included a fourth by Kyle Auclair in the long jump (23-6.75), an eighth place by the 4x400 relay (3:22.27) and a ninth by Matt Lesenyie in the triple jump (46-04.75). For the women, Gretchen Haussler placed ninth in the 60 hurdles in 8.98 while the Aggies' long relay was 10th in 4:02.80.
UC Davis will be at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships on Feb. 25-26 at the University of Washington.
Holiday Inn Team Invitational
Nampa, Idaho (Boise State)
60H - 1. Alleyne Lett, LSU, 7.92... 11. Matt Chisam, 8.59 (8.55 prelims).
4x400 - 1. LSU, 3:06.52... 8. UC Davis, 3:22.27.
Mile - 1. Jonathan Thomas, Texas A&M, 4:12.85... 11. Justin Rau, 4:24.84.
HJ - 1. Jessie Williams, USC, 7-02.25... Matt Chisam, NH.
TJ - 1. Ryan Zimmerman, ASU, 51-07.75... 9. Matt Lesenyie, 46-04.25.
800 - 1. Maggie Vessey, Cal Poly, 2:-10.86... 23. Marlene Avitia, 2:22.21.
4x400 - 1. LSU, 3:42.30... 10. UC Davis, 4:02.80.
LJ - 1. Karmen Payne, LSU, 20-03.00... 24. Jade Mylse, 16-11.50; 28. Caroline Sheldon, 16-06.00.
WT - 1. Jamie Riojas, Texas A&M, 58-07.50... 5. Sarah Clinkenbeard, 52-07.25;
TJ - 1. Stafford Cortney, Cal Poly, 42-06.75... 16. Jade Myles, 34-09.75.