Sprinters lead Aggies at Chico Twilight Invite

April 8, 2017

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CHICO, Calif. - UC Davis won four total events, including a 1-2-3 trifecta in each of the 100- and 200-meter dashes, during the Chico Twilight Invitational track & field meet at University Stadium Saturday. The three finishers of the two sprints also took part in the Aggies' winning entry in the 4x100 relay, while senior Emma Redick enjoyed a dominating victory in the 400-meter hurdles.


Sophomore Natsumi McGee, junior Jazmen Bunch and freshman Kierra Davis each broke the 12-second barrier to sweep the top three respective places in the women's 100. McGee won with a 11.88 while Bunch and Davis were close behind at 11.92 and 11.95, respectively. For Bunch, that marks a five-hundredth improvement to a new Aggie best, although her overall collegiate PR remains the 11.76 she ran for San Diego State back in 2015.


That threesome then joined sophomore Mikaela Adolphus for a winning 46.01 in the 400-meter relay. Later in the meet, it was Bunch, McGee and Davis claiming the top three places in the 200. Bunch led the crew at 24.39, with McGee close behind at 24.48. Adolphus also added a fifth-place 25.21 in that same event. In fact, all four Aggies competed in the first heat, with their times holding up the rest of the way.


Redick captured the women's 400 hurdles with her winning time of 1:02.65, almost two full seconds faster than the nearest competitor.


Jonathan Perry enjoyed the highest finish on the UC Davis men's side, placing third in the 110 hurdles with a team season best of 14.77.


The Aggies return to action at their won Woody Wilson Classic on Saturday, April 15.


2017 CHICO TWILIGHT INVITATIONAL
University Stadium (Chico, Calif.)
Events with UC Davis entrants only.


WOMEN'S 800 METERS (INVITE) - 1. Emily Viuhkola, Lane CC, 2:14.99... 4. Shelby Hightower, 2:17.96; 8. Angie Carreras, 2:19.98.


MEN'S 800 METERS (INVITE) - 1. Ricky Garcia, unattached, 1:55.15... 4. Joshua Block, 1:58.82.


WOMEN'S 4x100 RELAY - 1. UC Davis (Adolphus, Bunch, Davis, McGee), 46.01.


WOMEN'S 100 HURDLES - 1. Brooke Whitburn, Chico State, 14.56... 3. Baileigh Akins, 14.67 (14.81 prelim); 4. Erinn Beattie, 14.99 (15.11 prelim);


MEN'S 110 HURDLES - 1. Dotun Okubeko, Chico State, 14.23... 3. Jonathan Perry ,14.77 (w: +2.0) (14.93 prelim); 6. Kyle Clancy, 14.95 (w: +2.0) (15.02 prelim); 9 Drake Foote, 15.83.


WOMEN'S 100 METERS - 1. Natsumi McGee, UC Davis, 11.88 (12.02 prelim)... 2. Jazmen Bunch, 11.92 (12.11 prelim); 3. Kierra Davis, 11.95 (11.97 prelim).


MEN'S 100 METERS - 1. Matt East, SOU, 10.56...  9. Steven Childs, 11.06; 11. Basil Okoroike, 11.10; 19. Bernhardt Fourie, 11.26.


WOMEN'S 400 METERS - 1. Aja Erskine, Chico State, 55.95... 2. Rochelle Nadreau, 57.20; 4. Emily Antonino, 57.68; 5. Khadija Imara, 57.89.


MEN'S 400 METERS - 1. Cornelius Berry, Lane CC, 49.44... 14. Xolan Brown, 52.15; 27. Anish Mehra, 57.46.


WOMEN'S 400 HURDLES - 1. Emma Redick, 1:02.65... 3. Erinn Beattie, 1:05.54.


WOMEN'S 200 METERS - 1. Jazmen Bunch, UC Davis, 24.39... 2. Natsumi McGee, 24.48; 3. Kierra Davis, 24.68; 5. Mikaela Adolphus, 25.21.


MEN'S 200 METERS - 1. Matt East, SOU, 21.87... 12. Steven Childs, 22.96; 13. Bernhardt Fourie, 22.96; 16. Basil Okoroike, 23.06.


MEN'S MILE - 1. Kyle Medina, Chico State, 4:06.06... 6. Jordon Rushing, 4:15.35; 8. Nick Ratto, 4:18.95.