Aggies' School Records Help Highlight Busy Track Day

Sarah Sumpter
 
Sarah Sumpter
 

April 6, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO STATE DISTANCE CARNIVAL
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STANFORD INVITATIONAL
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STANFORD, Calif. - Sarah Sumpter broke Patti Gray's 29-year-old school record in the 10,000-meter run on Friday night while Jonathan Petersen followed in the meet's next race to set a UC Davis men's 10K record, highlighting the Aggies' day at the Stanford Invitational.

Sumpter, who earlier this season jumped to No. 3 all-time at UC Davis in the 5,000, took down Gray's nearly three-decade old mark in the 10,000, crossing in 33 minutes, 19.77 seconds and finishing 22nd in the elite level race won by unattached runner Tara Erdmann (32:31.15).

Petersen owns the Aggies' 5,000 school record which he set in 2010 and added the 10,000 mark on Friday night with a time of 28:50.45, easily breaking the previous mark of 29:26.54 set by Jeff Kaiser in 2000.

"Capping the night off with two school records is a great way to finish the day," said Aggie coach Drew Wartenburg. "Sumpter and Peterson posted times that will figure on the national scene as we move forward."

Krista Drechsler finished the late night running with another notable 10,000 mark for the women, finshing in 34:49.39. It was a better than 14-second PR for her and solidified her No. 5 all-time Aggie position.

 

 

The standout duo's performance came toward the end of busy day for the UC Davis men's and women's track and field teams which had athletes at Stanford as well as the San Francisco State Distance Carnival. The Aggies had strong performances in both Bay Area locales.

"The opening day here in Palo Alto provided a much needed chance for the team to get back into a competitive mode," Wartenburg said. "SFSU also yielded some breakthrough performances."

At the Stanford Invitational - one of the largest meets in the country which also features top collegiate and professional competitors - the Aggies picked up a strong showing in the 1,500. Alycia Cridebring moved up a spot to No. 5 all-time at UC Davis, cutting more than three seconds off her previous PR with her time of 4:24.55. Freshman Katie Fry made her debut on the same list, finishing seventh in her race in 4:29.84.

In the field events, Emily Bush - No. 5 all-time in the pole vault - tied her career-best in the event, placing fourth in the collegiate section at 3.75 meters (12 feet, 3.5 inches).

Other top-10 list adjustments came at San Francisco State where Nicole Aha and Courtney Crosta had impressive efforts in the steeplechase. Aha posted the fastest steeplechase debut in school history, finishing fourth in 10:51.40 to go to No. 5 while Crosta cut more than seven seconds off her PR, moving from No. 9 to No. 7 with her time of 11:16.18.

The Aggie men had three top-10 finishes at Stanford and two more at San Francisco State. At Stanford, Brock Bennett had another strong mark in the javelin, finishing with a fifth-place distance of 62.97 meters (206-07) in the invitational section while teammate Thomas Gore-Schreck was sixth in the collegiate division at 53.87 meters (176-09). Robert Neely added the final top 10 finish, earning seventh in the invitational long jump (6.95m, 22-09.75, wind-aided).

Lawrence Doherty finished second at the SFSU Distance Carnival in the 400 while John Butler took sixth. Kristina Lozoya was second in the 5,000 for the Aggie women at SFSU in 16:54.80 - a time just outside the program's top 10 list - while Melinda Zavala was third in the 800 (2:13.81). Raquel Lambdin added a ninth-place showing in the 1,500 (4:41.13).

Back at Stanford, Katie Barber picked up a fourth-place finish in the high jump at 1.66 meters (5-5.25) while senior Ashley Hearn was 10th in the invitational hammer throw at 52.86 meters (173-5).

UC Davis was competing as a full team for the first time since Mar. 17 after a scheduled bye week and inclement weather last week led to a prolonged layoff. The Aggies came back strong adding notable efforts on the men's side in the 100 (Corey Hobbs, 10.89; Kaio Sena, 10.94) and the 400 (Jason Chandler, 48.53; Edward Villalobos, 49.12).

The Aggies will return to Stanford for another full day of action on Saturday.

SAN FRANCISCO STATE DISTANCE CARNIVAL
San Francisco, Calif.
Winners and UC Davis results only

MEN
200 - 1. Jordan Walker, 21.92... 13. Lawrence Doherty, 23.43; 22. John Butler, 23.94.
400 - 1. Stephan Peevy, Acad. of Art, 49.08... 2. Lawrence Doherty, 50.54; 6. John Butler, 51.73.
1,500 - 1. Nathan Strum, unattached, 3:50.35... 29. Trevor Halsted, 4:04.63.
5,000 - 1. Matt Carpowich, Cal, 14:19.23... 31. Grayson Hough, 14:48.83; 37. Trevor Halsted, 14:52.79.

WOMEN
800 - 1. Arielle Stevenson, Cal, 2:13.08... 3. Melinda Zavala, 2:13.81.
1500 - 1. Lucy Yates, unattached, 4:29.01... 9. Raquel Lambdin, 4:41.13.
5000 - 1. Lauren Lodge, Pepperdine, 16:54.24... 2. Kristine Lozoya, 16:54.80; 18. Shannon Harcus, 17:30.53.
Steeplechase - 1. Mackenzie Chojnacky, Toledo, 10:39.19... 4. Nicole Aha, 10:51.40; 10. Courtney Crosta, 11:16.18.

STANFORD INVITATIONAL
Stanford, Calif.
Winners and UC Davis results only

MEN
100 (prelims) - 1. Diondre Batson, ARC, 10.37... 16. Corey Hobbs, 10.89; 22. Kaio Sena, 10.94; 29. Sava Boyadjiev, 11.03.
400 - 1. Christopher Giesting, Notre Dame, 46.32... 16. Jason Chandler, 48.53; 20. Everardo Villalobos, 49.12; 37. Hosea Tate, 50.19.
10,000 - (section 1) - 1. Dathan Ritzenhein, NIKE OR Project, 28:21.48... 12. Jonathan Peterson, 28:50.45.
400H - 1. David Klech, unattached, 51.96... 18. Karl Moran, 55.41.
LJ (invitational) - 1. Japheth Cato, Wisconsin, 7.47 (24-06.25)... 7. Robert Neely, 6.95 (22-09.75)-wa.
LJ (collegiate) - 1. Rodderick Giles, Sacramento, 7.09 (23-03.25)... Sava Boyadjiev, foul.
JT (invitational) - 1. Aris Borjas, Lyons, 73.94 (242-07)... 5. Brock Bennett, 62.97 (206-07).
JT (collegiate) - 1. Derek Oliver, Fresno St., 60.07 (197-01)... 6. Thomas Gore-Schreck, 53.87 (176-09).

WOMEN
100 (prelims) - 1. Shataya Hendricks, Stanford, 11.58... 12. Melanise Chapman, 12.10; 24. Leslie Reed, 12.36; 31. Janay Pierce, 12.47.
400 - 1. Shapri Romero, Arizona, 53.91... 16. Tonie Williams, 57.03; 25. Alana Babers, 58.02; 26. Cekarri Nixon, 58.05; 39. Sarah Griffith, 60.29.
1500 (invitational) (heat 4) - 1. Lauren Wallace, unattached, 4:25.69... 7. Katie Fry, 4:29.84. (heat) 3 - 1. Amber Henry, Weber State, 4:19.75.... 6. Alycia Cridebring, 4:24.55.
10,000 (section 1) - 1. Tara Erdmann, unattached, 32:31.15... 22. Sarah Sumpter, 33:19.77. (section 2) - 1. Kate Griewisch, Lenoir-Rhyne, 33:44.87... 24. Krista Drechsler, 34:40.39.
Steeplechase - 1. Alexander Leptich, Michigan, 10:11.85... 20. Samantha Kearney, 10:59.60.
400H - 1. Georganne Moline, Arizona, 57.25... 17. Kayla Carter, 63.40; 20. Kellie Grigg, 64.09.
HJ (pit 2) - 1. Lauran Johnson, Wash. State, 1.71 (5-07.25)... 4. Katie Barber, 1.66 (5-05.25).
PV (collegiate) - 1. Nicole Larson, Cal, 3.90 (12-09.50)... 4. Emily Bush, 3.75 (12-03.50).
HT - 1. Amanda Bingson, UNLV, 66.20 (217-02)... 10. Ashley Hearn, 52.86 (173-05).