March 12, 2005
DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis women captured seven events on Saturday while the Aggie men won five as both squads made their 2005 home debut with strong performances at the Aggie Track and Field Classic at Woody Wilson Track.
The competition was the second of the outdoor season for UC Davis which competed indoors during February before switching to the outdoors with last Saturday's season-opening All-Cal Challenge Cup at UC Irvine.
"Coming off of indoor season and then going into the All-Cal and then into this, we were definitely a little tired," said women's coach Deanne Vochatzer. "But I liked the competitive effort. We moved some kids around into other events and they used this as a workout meet, but they all competed hard and with a lot of heart."
Saturday's meet featured nearly 400 competitors from area universities and community colleges, along with unattached athletes.
UC Davis women had a seven winners on its side of the meet. Winners for the Aggies included Kim Beeson in the 800 (2:19.83), Emily Azevedo in the 100 hurdles (14.99), Rochelle Carter in the 400 hurdles (1:04.23), freshman Kim Conley in the 1,500 (4:37.60), Stephanie Marks in the high jump (5-3.75), Kim Gleeson in the discus (157-0) and the 4x100 relay (47.40). Conley also finished second in the 3,000 (10:10.38).
The Aggie men had victories by Kajari Burns in the 400 (48.91), Chris Fuller in the 1,500 (4:01.46), Matt Chisam in the pole vault (15-5.75), Ryan Frank in the discus (167-3) and by its 4x100 relay (41.54).
The Aggies teams combined for nearly 50 top-five finishes, including 32 by the women and 17 by the men.
"I was really impressed with what happened today," said men's coach Jon Vochatzer. "All the kids did a really good job. They really came together as a team."
Besides the winners, UC Davis men had runner-up finishes by Josh Flexman in the 100 (10.71), Grinil Khanna in the triple jump (44-8.25) and Frank in the shot put (53-1). The women had second-place showings by Jessica Lorson in the 400 hurdles (1:04.23), Caroline Sheldon in the 100 hurdles (15.15), Erna Forgo in the 800 (2:19.83), Conley in the 3,000, Chelsey mauck in the high jump (5-3.75) and Kim Gleeson in the shot put (44-2.50).
Danielle Green had third-places in both the 100 (12.52) and 200 (25.80) sprints.
UC Davis returns to action at the Stanford Invitational on Mar. 25-26.