UC Davis captures 11 events on home track at Aggie Open

Hilary Ojinnaka runs the 100-meter dash during Saturday's Aggie Open.
March 12, 2016

Complete Results

DAVIS, Calif. - Brian Thomas led a 1-2 Aggie finish in the 400-meter dash after leading off the winning 4x100 relay as the UC Davis men won eight events while the women captured three during the annual Aggie Track and Field Open at Woody Wilson Track on Saturday.

The meet was the home opener for UC Davis and was contested under cloudy skies that turned to light rain in the afternoon and then heavier rain toward the end of the meet. 

Thomas led a parade of Aggie men into the first-place parade on Saturday, a group which also included Alex Grigoriev (800), Trevor Halsted (5,000), Jordon Rushing (2,000 steeplechase), Marc Toney (pole vault), Matthew Bender (discus) and T.K. Dodds (triple jump).

Katie Fry grabbed the first of the women’s three wins during the meet when she crossed first in the 2,000 steeplechase, while Holly Tokar (pole vault) and Catherine Li (triple jump) were victorious in the field events.


 

 

Thomas got UC Davis going when he led off the 4x100 relay, which was timed in 41.86 seconds. He was joined in the win by Antony Ardis, Jason Chandler and Aspyn Walton. Thomas came back later in the meet to capture the 400 in 48.28, just off his PR of 48.08 from last year’s Brutus Hamilton at Cal that put him ninth all-time at UC Davis. Chandler also had a strong finish on Saturday, taking second in 48.64.

Grigoriev added a middle-distance win to the Aggies’ list with his time of 1:53.71 while leading three Aggies in the top five; a group that also included Cody Nguyen and Austin Goins. Distance wins came from Halsted and Rushing, with Halsted capturing the 5K in 14:39.77 and Rushing going 6:04.72 in the steeplechase. The steeple is traditionally run at 3,000 meters but the Aggie Open runs it at 2,000 due to the meet’s early place on the track schedule. Nguyen was second in the race in 6:07.45, giving him another strong finish.

Another 1-2 Aggie finish came in the pole vault where Toney (16 feet, 0.75 inches) came in first and Forrest Hierholzer (15-07.00). That was the first of three wins in the field for UC Davis which had Bender going 162-7 in the discus and Dodds picking up a winning wind-aided mark of 45-9.75 in the triple jump.

Tokar gave the Aggies a sweep of the pole vault events by clearing 12-9 on her first attempt. UC Davis, in fact, enjoyed another strong showing in that event with Ariel Maroon finishing second at 12-3.25 and Danielle Steffen earning third at 11-9.25.

Li, who was second in the long jump with a wind-aided mark of 18-1.75, had a nearly three-foot victory in the triple jump. She went 39-3 (wind-aided) on her first attempt and it held up the rest of the competition for first place. In the running events, Fry was a five-second winner in the steeplechase, crossing in 6:59.71. Fry, the school-record holder in the 3,000 steeplechaser (9:58.97) was an NCAA Finals qualifier in the event in 2013.

UC Davis did pick up one mark for its all-time leaders list when Morgan Dutra, who was second in the discus (142-6), finished seventh in the hammer, which was contested on Friday, at 162-9. That broke her into the top 10 at No. 10. 

The Aggies, who had their full squad in action at the meet, showed depth throughout the entire lineup of events, posting 37 finishes among the top three places.

UC Davis will take final exams over the next week before returning to action with the Hornet Invitational at Sacramento State on Mar. 19.

AGGIE OPEN
Davis, Calif. (hosted by UC Davis)
Woody Wilson Track
Winners and UC Davis results only

WOMEN
100 - 1. Champelle Brown, Auc Elite, 12.23 (wa); 2. Hilary Ojinnaka, 12.26 (wa); 6. Natsumi McGee, 12.51 (wa).

200 - 1. Jackie Howe, unat, 24.70… 3. Emma Redick, 25.47.

400 - 1. Jackie Howe, unat., 55.45… 2. Mikaela Adolphus, 57.06; 3. Emma Redick, 57.28; 5. Rianna Goins, 57.86.

800 - 1. Laura Carlyle, Oiselle, 2:09.81… 4. Rochelle Nadreau, 2:16.96; 5. Katie Fry, 2:17.12; 6. Emily Antonino, 2:17.17; 8. Shelby Novencido, 2:20.48; 11. Olivia Goins, 2:21.59; 15. Natalie Cooper, 2:25.62; 17. Brynna Thigpen, 2:26.31; 20. Angela Carreras, 2:27.90.

1500 - 1. Ayla Granados, Strava TC, 4:34.17… 11, Brynna Thigpen, 4:57.04.

3000 - 1. Courtney Heinder, Strava TC, 9:50.32… 11. Megan MacGregor, 10:44.34; 19. Elizabeth Greif, 11:07.31; 21. Lorena Mendoza, 11:08.51.

5000 - 1. Saori Imamura, unat., 16:56.51… 2. Christine Hoffmann, 17:06.09; 3. Katherine Gallaher, 17:30.62; 5. Nicole Lane, 17:37.44.

110HH - 1. Erica Wilson, Oak. Eagles, 13.80 (wa)… 6. Jeannine Viruet, 15.30 (wa). 9. Jaleah Calvillo, 16.84 (wa); 10. Erinn Beattie, 17.35 (wa).

400H - 1. Angelica Cusworth, Sac St., 1:04.67… 4.Jeannine Viruet, 1:08.10; 6. Cheyenne Chen, 1:10.30.

2000 STEEPLE - 1. Katie Fry, UC Davis, 6:59.71…. 5. Olivia Goins, 7:25.44.

4x100 - 1. Nevada, 47.01… 2. UC Davis (Natsumi McGee, Mikaela Adolphus, Emma Redick. Hilary Ojinnaka). 47.08.

4x400 - 1. Sac St., 3:57.52

HJ - 1. Kate Earle, Humboldt TC, 1.63 (5-04.25)… 3. Jaleah Calvillo, 1.53 (5-00.25); 4. Erinn Beattie, 1.53 (5-00.25).

PV - 1. Holly Tokar, UC Davis, 3.89 (12-09.00)… 2. Ariel Maroon, 3.74 (12-03.25); 4. Danielle Steffen, 3.59 (11-09.25); 7. Samantha Eilert, 3.29 (10-09.50); Anastasia Kubicki, NH.

LJ - 1. Nirie Boglino, Sac St., 5.63 18-05.75 (wa)… 2. Catherine Lee, 5.53 (18-01.75) (wa); 5. Jaleah Calvillo, 5.37 (17-07.50) (wa); 11. Erin Beattie, 4.89 (16-00.50) (wa).

TJ - 1. Catherine Li, UC Davis, 11.96 (39-03.00).

SP - 1. Jelaia Jones, Sac St., 12.84 (42-01.50).

DT - 1. Kathleen Durand, unat., 45.09 (147-11)… 2. Morgan Dutra, 43.44 (142-06).

JT - 1. Nichole Pappelis, Sac St., 38.83 (127-05)… 4. Jaleah Calvillo, 31.12 (102-01); 7. Erin Beattie, 23.94, 78-06).

HT - 1. Krystal Alnas, CS Stanislaus, 56.65 (185-10)… 5. Michaela Mundt, 51.86 (170-02); Morgan Dutra, 49.60 (162-09).

MEN

100 - 1. Robert Ellis, unat, 10.44 (wa)… 4. Aspyn Walton, 10.75 (wa); 9. Antony Ardis, 10.92 (wa); 11. Cameron Edwards, 10.94 (wa); 17. Thomas Grossman, 11.34; 20. Steven Childs, 11.54; 21. Bernhardt Fourie, 11.55.

200 - 1. Jelanie Brice-Moore, Sac St., 22.30… 2. Jason Chandler, 22.44; 3. Aspyn Walton, 22.53; 4. Antony Ardis, 22.59; 5. Brian Thomas, 22.74; 8. Joshua Block, 23.32; 9. Bernhardt Fourie, 23.62; 13. Steven Childs, 24.52.

400 - 1. Brian Thomas, UC Davis, 48.28… 2. Jason Chandler, 48.64; 5. Joshua Block, 50.38.

800 - 1. Alex Grigoriev, UC Davis, 1:53.71… 3. Cody Nguyen, 1:54.51; 5. Austin Goins, 1:56.39; 7. Jordon Rushing, 1:57.47; 9. Patrick Fitzgerald, 1:58.08.

1500 - 1. Marco Bertolotti, Stava TV, 3:56.59… 2. Austin Goins, 3:57.35; 14. Oliver Abundez-Dominguez, 4:21.39; 15. Lucas Dorman, 4:21.69.

3000 - 1. Zach Hansen, St. Mary’s, 8:33.48… 18. Ryan Dimick, 9:17.77

5000 - 1. Trevor Halsted, UC Davis, 14:39.77… 4. Amar Dholakia, 14:58.05; 14. Lucas Dorman, 16:05.72.

110HH - 1. Paul Lyons, Sac St., 14.21… 3. Kyle Clancy, 15.01.

400H - 1. Karl Moran, unat, 54.51… 3. Jelani Legohn, 56.83.

2000 STEEPLE - 1. Jordon Rushing, UC Davis, 6:04.72… 2. Cody Nguyen, 6:07.45; 4. Patrick Fitzgerald, 6:23.55.

4x100 -1 . UC Davis (Brian Thomas, Antony Ardis, Jason Chandler, Cameron Edwards), 41.86.

4x400 - 1. Sac St., 3:30.34.

HJ - 1. Daniel Onuoha, Sac St., 2.05 (6-08.75)… 2. Maxmillian Cawley, 1.95 (6-04.75). 3. Jianni Giusti, 1.95 (6-04.75); T4. Kyle Clancy, 1.95 (6-04.75); 6. Shane Ryan (1.90 (6-02.75).

TJ - 1. T.K. Dodds, UC Davis, 13.96 (45-09.75 )(wa).

PV - 1. Marc Toney, UC Davis, 4.90 (16-00.75)… 2. Forrest Hierholzer, 4.75 (15-07.00).

LJ - 1. Michael Turner, unat., 7.30 (23-11.50)… 2. Cameron Edwards, 7.20 (23-07.50); 6. Kyle Clancy, 6.90 (22-07.75); 8. Steven Childs, 6.69 (21-11.50); 10. Thomas Grossman, 6.62 (21-08.75); 12. Chase Dariso, 6.37 (20-10.75); 13. T.K. Dodds, 5.88 (19-03.50).

SP - 1. Gary Randolph, CS Stanislaus, 16.34 (53-07.50)… 4. Michael Pertusati, 14.54 (47-08.50).

DT - 1. Matthew Bender, UC Davis, 49.55 (162-07)… 5. Michael Pertusati, 46.72 (153-03).

JT - 1. Trevor Hubby, Sac St., 47.82 (156-11)… 3. Kyle Clancy, 40.97 (134-05); 3. Thomas Grossman, 37.24 (122-02).

HT - 1. Gary Randolph, CS Stanislaus, 61.56 (202-00)… 3. Matthew Bender, 53.72 (176-03); 6. Abhineet Ram, 50.28 (164-11); 9. Cody Holt, 47.28 (155-01).