Aggie T&F scores high marks in Davis, Long Beach

April 15, 2017

Complete Results

DAVIS/LONG BEACH, Calif. - Competing in opposite ends of the state, UC Davis junior high jumper Morgan Bertsch and sophomore sprinter Natsumi McGee each hit the No. 4 marks in school history for their respective events, highlighting the Aggies' split-squad track & field Saturday.


Bertsch, who rejoined the track & field team after concluding her successful basketball season, posted a career-best effort of 1.73 meters, or 5 feet, 8 inches, to capture the women's high jump at the Woody Wilson Classic in Davis. Meanwhile in Southern California, McGee won the third heat and finished in a tie for sixth overall in the 200-meter dash with a personal-best time of 23.94 at Long Beach State's Beach Invitational.


Bertsch moves her into a tie for fourth in school history with Stephanie Marks, who hit that mark in 2004. Bertsch cleared each height from 1.55m to 1.73m on the first attempt. McGee becomes just the fifth woman in school history to eclipse the 24-second barrier in the event, and puts her fourth in school history ahead of Melanise Chapman.


McGee, who also delivered a slightly wind-aided 11.75 in the 100, enjoyed one of three strong UC Davis performances in that 200 dash at the Beach Invite. Freshman Kierra Davis, who hit a 23.84 earlier this year, ran a 23.99 in the second heat; while junior Jazmen Bunch fell just five-hundredths of a second of her own PR with her 24.17. Davis already ranks third on the UC Davis outdoor 200 list while McGee's time moves Bunch down to sixth.


Overall, Bertsch scored one of 14 UC Davis event wins at the Woody Wilson meet. Senior Breanna Standifer was the lone double-event victors for the day, firing a 48.99m (160-9) in her final attempt of the discus throw, then posting a 13.58m (44-6.75) in the shot put later in the afternoon. Standifer also took part in one of several 1-2 Aggie finishes, as Denise Bates finished second in the discus. Shelby Hightower and Angie Carreras finished 1-2 in the women's 800. On the men's side, Antony Ardis and Bernhardt Fourie took part in an Aggie exacta in the 200, while Tommy Grossman and Steven Childs stood in similar fashion atop the long jump standings.


Other Aggie event champs included Erika Contreras (hammer throw), Bianca Becker (pole vault), Baileigh Akins (100 hurdles), Fenn Hoppe (steeplechase), Oliver Abundez-Dominguez (1,500), Nick Ratto (800), Jelani Legohn (400 hurdles) and Max Cawley (triple jump).


UC Davis returns to action by hosting the Causeway Classic Dual with Sacramento State on Friday, Apr. 21. Please note that this is an update to the schedule: the Causeway meet moved up a week to avoid a conflict with Cal's Brutus Hamilton meet.


2017 WOODY WILSON CLASSIC
Woody Wilson Track at Toomey Field (Davis, Calif.)
Events with UC Davis entrants only. Winner plus UC Davis competitors listed.


WOMEN'S HAMMER THROW - 1. Erika Contreras, UC Davis, 48.29m (158-5).


MEN'S HAMMER THROW - 1. Zechariah Whittington, HK Fitness, 65.36m (214-5)... 3. Cody Holt, 50.47m (165-7); 7. Garrett Burrow, 48.70m (159-9)


WOMEN'S JAVELIN THROW - 1. Jennah Richmond, WJU, 35.38m (116-1)... 3. Jaleah Calvillo, 32.45m (106-5).


MEN'S JAVELIN THROW - 1. Zak Stroing, unattached, 52.80m (173-3)... 2. Drake Foote, UC Davis, 44.97m (147-6); 4. Tommy Grossman, 44.17m (144-11).


WOMEN'S POLE VAULT - 1. Bianca Becker, UC Davis, 3.55m (11-7.75)... Samantha Eilert, no height.


WOMEN'S LONG JUMP - 1. Mykisha Abrams, Butte, 5.48m (17-11.75)... 2. Emem Ibekwe, UC Davis, 5.26m (17-3.35 w: +2.0); 4. Jaleah Calvillo, 5.14m (16-10.5)


MEN'S LONG JUMP - 1. Tommy Grossman, 6.95m (22-9.75)... 2. Steven Childs, 6.92m (22-8.5).


WOMEN'S HIGH JUMP - 1. Morgan Bertsch, UC Davis, 1.73m (5-8)... t3. Juliette Alliaume, 1.55m (5-1).


MEN'S HIGH JUMP - 1. Rodney Morgan, CCSF, 2.10m (6-10.75)... 2. Max Cawley, 1.90m (6-2.75); 4. Drake Foote, 1.90m (6-2.75).


WOMEN'S TRIPLE JUMP - 1. Mahogany Stit, unattached, 11.46m (37-7.25)... 3. Emem Ibekwe, 10.16m (33-4).


MEN'S TRIPLE JUMP - 1. Max Cawley, UC Davis, 13.57m (44-6.25).


WOMEN'S SHOT PUT - 1. Breanna Standifer, UC Davis, 13.58m (44-6.75)... 4. Rain Rosilez, 11.32m (37-1.75); 6. Malia Helms, 10.91m (35-9.5); 9. Denise Bates, 10.34m (33-11.25).


WOMEN'S DISCUS THROW - 1. Breanna Standifer, UC Davis, 48.99m (160-9)... 2. Denise Bates, 41.80m (137-2); 5. Erika Contreras, 36.98m (121-4); 6. Rain Rosilez, 36.84m (120-10).


MEN'S DISCUS THROW -  1. Marshall McKown, Yuba, 45.85m (150-5)... 5. Garrett Burrow, 42.48m (139-4).


WOMEN'S 3,000 STEEPLECHASE - 1. Cherise Roberts, unattached, 11:09.43... 2. Natalie Cooper, 12:00.23.


MEN'S 3,000 STEEPLECHASE - 1. Fenn Hoppe, UC Davis, 9:47.69.


JILL PECKLER WOMEN'S 1,500 METERS - 1. Olivia O'Keeffe, unattached, 4:41.01... 2. Megan McGregor, 4:41.79; 3. Haley Adel, 4:44.57; 4. Sarah Anderson, 4:47.35; 7. Lauren Powers, 4:59.32.


MEN'S 1,500 METERS - 1. Oliver Abundez-Dominguez, 3:56.99... 2. Jon Horvath, 3:59.72; 5. Zachary Katzman, 4:03.44; 15. Anthony Sanchez, 4:09.54.


WOMEN'S 100 HURDLES - 1. Baileigh Akins, UC Davis, 14.61... 4. Jaleah Calvillo, 16.87.


MEN'S 110 HURDLES - 1. Dominick Eastman, AUC Elite, 14.28... 2. Jonathan Perry, 14.60; 6. Drake Foote, 15.98.


MEN'S 400 METERS - 1. Akim Muhammad, unattached, 50.25... 14. Drake Foote, 57.44.


JOE HARPER WOMEN'S 100 METERS - 1. Tiffany Riddrick, unattached, 12.15... 3. Hilary Ojinnaka, 12.43 (w: +2.3).


MEN'S 100 METERS - 1. Brandon Jetter, ARC, 11.13... 3. Steven Childs, 11.16; 4. Bernhardt Fourie, 11.17.


WOMEN'S 800 METERS - 1. Shelby Hightower, UC Davis, 2:16.53... 2. Angie Carreras, 2:17.28.


MEN'S 800 METERS - 1. Nick Ratto, UC Davis, 1:55.81... 4. Josh Block, 1:59.37;


WOMEN'S 400 HURDLES - 1. Angelica Cusworth, unattached, 1:02.80... 2. Baileigh Akins, UC Davis, 1:05.60.


MEN'S 400 HURDLES - 1. Jelani Legohn, UC Davis, 54.12... 4. Jonathan Perry, 58.36.


WOMEN'S 200 METERS - 1. Tiffany Riddrick, unattached, 24.73... 2. Hilary Ojinnaka, 25.24.


MEN'S 200 METERS - 1. Antony Ardis, UC Davis, 22.02... 2. Bernhardt Fourie, 22.44; 12. Steven Childs, 23.30; 19. Anish Mehra, 24.83.


SUE WILLIAMS WOMEN'S 5,000 METERS - 1. Jonah Weeks, unattached, 17:32.98... 7. Jordan Mullins, 19:22.37.


2017 BEACH INVITATIONAL, DAY 2
Jack Rose Track (Long Beach, Calif.)
Events with UC Davis entrants only. Winner plus UC Davis competitors listed.


WOMEN'S 100 HURDLES - 1. Lindsey Lindlay, Nevada, 12.90... 64. Erinn Beattie, 15.07.


WOMEN'S 400 METERS - 1. Jaide Stepter, Sheffield Elite, 51.62... 14. Mikaela Adolphus, 55.27; 15. Rianna Goins, 55.36; 20. Rochelle Nadreau, 55.99; 44. Khadija Imara, 57.38; 50. Emma Redick, 58.02.


WOMEN'S 100 METERS - 1. Ashton Purvis, unattached, 11.37... 9. Natsumi McGee, 11.75 (w: +2.1); 15. Kierra Davis, 11.86; 24. Jazmen Bunch, 11.97 (w: +2.4).


MEN'S 100 METERS - 1. Lawrence Brijesh, Brooks, 10.36... 60. Basil Okoroike, 11.04 (w: +2.3); 88. Kyle Clancy, 11.53.


WOMEN'S 800 METERS - 1. Lindsey Butterworth, Coastal TC, 2:05.63... 48. Rochelle Nadreau, 2:17.46.


MEN'S 800 METERS - 1. Chris Low, Brooks, 1:46.97... 17. Brian Thomas, 1:51.91; 59. Xolan Brown, 1:54.40.


WOMEN'S 200 METERS - 1. Ashley Henderson, San Diego State, 22.89... t6. Natsumi McGee, 23.94; 9. Kierra Davis, 23.99; 13. Jazmen Bunch, 24.17; 20. Mikaela Adolphus, 24.37; 71. Emma Redick, 25.52; 76. Khadija Imara, 25.68.


MEN'S HIGH JUMP - 1. Randall Cunningham, USC, 2.20m (7-2.5)... 14. Kyle Clancy, 2.00m (6-8.75).


WOMEN'S POLE VAULT - 1. Kristen Brown, Olympic Training Center, 4.45m (14-7.25)... t24. Danielle Steffen, 3.75m (12-3.5); t24. Stasia Kubicki, 3.75m (12-3.5); t24. Holly Tokar, 3.75m (12-3.5).


WOMEN'S LONG JUMP - 1. Christabel Nettey, OTC, 6.41m (21-0.5)... 35. Erinn Beattie, 5.53m (18-1.75).


MEN'S LONG JUMP - 1. Jean Pierre Bertrand, France, 7.96m (26-1.5)... 21. Drew Xandrine-Anderson, 7.11m (23-4).


MEN'S TRIPLE JUMP - 1. Kasin Pendergrass Anderson, Idaho, 18.76 (61-6.75)... 10. Drew Xandrine-Anderson, 15.00m (49-2.5); 12. Basil Okoroike, 14.78m (48-6); 15. Kevin Dodds, 14.38m (47-2.25)


MEN'S SHOT PUT - 1. Alex Renner, North Dakota State, 19.02m (62-5)... 31. Greg Richardson, 15.34m (50-4); 53. Michael Pertusati, 14.00m (45-11.25).


WOMEN'S SHOT PUT - 1. Taryn Suttie, Rodhe Sport, 16.94m (55-7)... 25. Morgan Dutra, 13.95m (45-9.25).


MEN'S DISCUS THROW - 1. Andrew Evans, OTC, 65.38m (214-6)... 35. Michael Pertusati, 47.44m (155-8); 59. Greg Richardson, 43.99m (144-4).


WOMEN'S DISCUS THROW - 1. Valerie Allman, unattached, 62.64m (205-6)... 17. Morgan Dutra, 47.56m (156-0)