Feb. 26, 2005
SEATTLE, Wash. - Josh Flexman finished fourth in both the 60- and 200-meter finals on Saturday while Chelsey mauck broke the school's indoor high jump record with an effort of 5-feet, 7.25 inches, as UC Davis finished competition at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Washington.
The Aggie men finished in ninth place with 20 points while the women were 11th with nine. UCLA captured the men's team title and Stanford won the women's.
Mauck's record was one of three reached by Aggie athletes on Saturday. Sarah Clinkenbeard was eighth in the shot put at 45-06.25, breaking her own record, while the men's 4x400 relay also finished eighth with a time of 3:15.54.
Flexman, who broke school marks in both sprint races during Friday's preliminaries, took fourth in both the 60 and 200 races on Saturday, facing a tough collegiate field. He was timed at 6.87, just off the 6.86 he had in the prelims, and was clocked at 21.80 in the 200. Richard Del Rincon of Oregon won the shorter sprint in 6.74 while Bobby McCoy won the 200 in 21.80.
Mauck tied Diana Pickler of Washington State for top height but Pickler was awarded first palce due to attempts. Mauck's mark surpassed the previous best of 5-7, set twice earlier.
Clinkenbeard broke her own record in the shot put, which she set at 45-4.25 earlier this month in Boise, Idaho. She finished eighth on Saturday with an effort of 45-06.25. Mauck and Clinkenbeard combined to give UC Davis its nine team points.
The men's 4x400 relay squad of Alfred Gibbs, Flexman, Chris Choate and Kajari Burns was eighth in 3:15.54, under the previous best of 3:17.15 which was achieved in both 1999 and 2000.
Matt Chisam earned the Aggies' final two team points, scoring 5,074 points in the two-day heptathlon. He was ninth after Friday's events before rallying to move up three spots on Saturday. He scored 855 points in the 60 hurdles (8.52), added 804 in the pole vault (15-3) and finished with 760 in the 1,000-meter run (2:50.53).
UC Davis is competing in the heptathlon for the first time this season with Chisam owning both top scores.
The meet marked the end of the indoor season for UC Davis which will now turn its competition eye to the outdoor season.