Field events crew picks up three wins at Cal

Catherine Li won the long jump at Cal on Friday.
April 22, 2016

Results

BERKELEY, Calif.
 - Catherine Li won the women's long jump, Steven Childs led a 1-2-3 Aggie sweep in the men's long jump and Jianni Giusti cleared 6 feet, 8 inches to win the high jump, as the UC Davis track and field teams' field events corps had a strong day at the Brutus Hamilton Open at Cal on Friday afternoon.

The meet was the first of two this weekend at Cal for UC Davis which will return for Saturday's Brutus Hamilton Challenge.

Li didn't waste any time and used just one jump to win the event, going 17-7.5 on her first attempt and then passing on her next four. That was good enough to win the 22-competitor event and to have the only mark in the top three that wasn't wind-aided. Kadeisha Hield of Nevada was second at 17-4.

The UC Davis trio of Steven Childs, Basil Okoroike and Tommy Grossman were the only ones among the 14 entered in the men's long jump to go past 22 feet. Childs led the way with his first-place mark of 22-2.25, which came on his first trip down the runway. Okoroike came in second at 22-2 while Grossman went 22-0.25 on his first try to finish third.

Giusti took first in the high jump by four inches, clearing 6-8 on his second jump. He then made a good run at 6-10 but was not successful. David Chukwu of Cal took second at 6-4.


 

 

Morgan Dutra, Michaela Mundt and Matthew Bender added to the Aggies' success in the field events with second-place finishes. Dutra went 151-11 in the discus, Mundt threw 171-5 in the hammer throw and Bender had a mark of 161-3 in the discus. Gregory Richardson took third in the shot put at 48-6.25.

The Aggie men had a quartet of top-five finishes in the running events. Antony Ardis (22.16) and Brian Thomas (22.40) were second and fifth, respectively, in the 200-meter dash, Jelani Legohn was second in the 400 hurdles (56.37), Alex Grigoriev took third in the 800 (1:53.28) and Miguel Aceves finished fifth in the steeplechase (9:24.85).

For the women, Emily Antonio (57.73; 400 meters) and Jeannine Viruet (15.15, 100 hurdles) each took third in their events while Nicole Lane (17:26.66; 5,000 meters) was fourth.

BRUTUS HAMILTON OPEN
Berkeley, Calif. (hosted by Cal)
UC Davis results only

WOMEN
100 - Florence Uwakwe, UTEP, 11.80... 23. Imani Pearson, 13.43.

200 - 1 . NaAsha Robinson, Tennessee Tech, 23.92... 27. Imani Pearson, 27.74.

400 - 1. Dreshanae Rolle, UTEP, 56.75... 3. Emily Antonino, 57.73.

800 - 1. Sarah Brandt, Tennessee Tech, 2:13.38... 6. Shelby Novencido, 2:16.86; 13. Angela Carreras, 2:20.36.

1500 - 1. Meagan Wood, 4:39.15... 8. Brynna Thigpen, 4:51.92.

5000 - 1. Kochiti Navarrete, Cal, 16:54.42... 4. Nicole Lane, 17:26.66; 11. Katherine Gallaher, 18:04.79; 16. Megan MacGregor, 18:38.50.

100H - 1. Mofiyinfoluwa Olusola, Nevada, 14.02... 3. Jeannine Viruet, 15.15; 6. Erinn Beattie, 15.66; 7. Jaleah Calvillo, 16.03; 9. Tori Edwards, 16.60.

400H - 1. McKenzie Brogan, Wyoming, 59.90... 11. Cheyenne Chen, 1:09.73.

Steeplechase - 1. Shuangshuang XU, Shanghai China, 10:01.68... 9. Olivia Goins, 11:31.05; 10. Natalie Cooper, 11:43.95.

HJ - 1. Sharnique Leonce, Tennessee Tech, 1.63 (5-04.25)... 6. Jaleah Calvillo, 1.58 (5-02.25).

LJ - 1. Catherine Li, UC Davis, 5.37 (17-07.50)... 12. Jaleah Calvillo, 5.07 (16-07.75); 15. Erinn Beattie, 5.00 (16-05.00) (wa); 21. Tori Edwards (4.64 (15-02.75).

DT - 1. Stephanie Brown-Trafton, Nike, 54.13 (177-07)... 2. Morgan Dutra, 46.31 (151-11).

HT (inv.) - 1. Emelda Malm-Anann, Wyoming, 53.69 (176-02)... 2. Michaela Mundt, 52.25 (171-05); 11. Morgan Dutra, 43.84 (143-10).

MEN
100 - 1. Khalfani Muhammad, Cal, 10.72... 8. Basil Okoroike, 11.19; 11. Bernhardt Fourie, 11.49.

200 - 1. Asa Guevara, UTEP 21.35... 2. Antony Ardis, 22.16; 5. Brian Thomas, 22.40; 13. Bernhardt Fourie, 23.19; 18. Anish Mehra, 25.00.

400 - 1. Brice Etes, France, 49.30... 13. Anish Mehra, 54.92.

800 - 1. Gerardo Castro, CCSF, 1:52.38... 3. Alex Grigoriev, 1:53.28.

5000 - 1. Cameron Tu, Cal, 14:37.87... 17. Jordy Ceja, 15:25.21.

400H - 1. Connor Meech, Cal, 53.74... 2. Jelani Legohn, 56.37.

Steeplechase - 1. Adam Peterman, Colorado, 8:55.92... 5. Miguel Aceves, 9:24.85.

HJ - 1. Jianni Giusti, UC Davis, 2.03 (6-08.00).

LJ - 1. Steven Childs, UC Davis, 6.76 (22-02.25)... 2. Basil Okoroike, 6.73 (22-01.00); 3. Tommy Grossman, 6.71 (22-00.25); 9. T.K. Dodds, 6.11 (20-00.50); Drew Xandrine-Anderson, foul; Chase Dariso, foul.

SP - 1. Wade Tsang, Chico State, 15.12 (49-07.25)... 3. Gregory Richardson, 48-06.25.

DT - 1. James Kinloch, Sac State, 50.79 (166-08)... 2. Matthew Bender, 49.15 (161-03); 5. Gregory Richardson, 44.91 (147-04).

HT (inv.) - 1. Rick Fenton, unattached, 64.72 (212-04)... 8. Abhineet Ram, 51.12 (167-08); 10. Matthew Bender, 49.38 (162-00); 11. Cody Holt, 48.08 (157-09).

JT (inv.) - 1. Jesse Elvrom, unattached, 68.15 (223-07)... 12. Tommy Grossman, 41.73 (136-11).