Grossman leads Aggies on Day 1 of Big West multis

May 5, 2017

FULLERTON, Calif. - Sophomore Tommy Grossman ranks fourth in the decathlon while fellow second-year Kyle Clancy sits close behind in sixth, highlighting UC Davis’ first-day action at the Big West Conference track & field combined-events championships, hosted by Cal State Fullerton Friday.


Grossman had 3,698 through five events, just 80 points behind the leader, Long Beach State’s Tyler Nelson, who has 3,788. Clancy trails Grossman by 76 points at 3,622, while another Aggie sophomore, Drake Foote, finished the day in ninth place with 3,317 points.


On the women’s side, senior Emma Redick finished Friday’s heptathlon session with a four-event total of 2,697. She sits in 11th place, one ahead of freshman teammate Baileigh Akins at 2,623. Sophomore Erinn Beattie, who entered the meet as the conference’s No. 5 heptathlete, ranks 16th with a 2,438 total.


Clancy had the best mark in Friday’s two jumps, posting a wind-aided 7.27 meters, or 23 feet, 10 inches in the long jump; thgen clearing the high jump bar at 2.05 meters (6-8.5). The contributed scores of 878 and 850 toward his total. However, Grossman finished second in the long jump with a 7.12m effort (23-4.25), plus he had the Aggies’ best marks in the 100 (11.02), shot put (11.71m) and 400 (50.87). Grossman scored 856 and 842 points in the first two events of the day, while that quarter added another 775-point bump.


Beattie had the meet’s best high jump at 1.70m (5-6.75), which resulted in an 855-point push, and posted a PR of 9.69 meters in the shot. However, she suffered a slow start to the day with just 358 points in the 100 hurdles . Redick, making her career debut in the hep, expectedly had her best showings on the track. She opened the day with a 14.89 in the hurdles (856 points), then closed out Friday’s action with a 25.61 in the 200 (832 points). Similarly, Akins scored 1,599 points from the two running events, with her 15.03 and 26.42 times.


Long Beach State’s Riley Cooks leads the hep with 3,444. The Big West multis conclude on Saturday.


2017 BIG WEST CONFERENCE MULTI CHAMPIONSHIPS, DAY 1
Titan Track Complex (Fullerton, Calif.)
Event winner plus UC Davis competitors.


DECATHLON 100 METERS - 1. Re’Quan Harley, CSUN, 10.78... 4. Tommy Grossman, 11.02; 8. Kyle Clancy, 11.30; 11. Drake Foote, 11.68.


DECATHLON LONG JUMP - 1. Kyle Clancy, UC Davis, 7.27m (23-10 w: +3.2)... 2. Tommy Grossman, 7.12m (23-4.25); 6. Drake Foote, 6.78m (22-2.75).


DECATHLON SHOT PUT - 1. Tyler Nelson, UCSB, 15.16m (49-8.75)... 7. Tommy Grossman, 11.71 (38-5); 12. Drake Foote, 9.88m (32-4.75); 15. Kyle Clancy, 9.39m (30-9.5).


DECATHLON HIGH JUMP - 1. Kyle Clancy, UC Davis, 2.05m (6-8.5)... t4. Drake Foote, 1.96m (6-5); 11. Tommy Grossman, 1.81m (5-11.25).


DECATHLON 400 METERS - 1. Tyler Nelson, UCSB, 49.86... 4. Tommy Grossman, 50.87; 9. Kyle Clancy, 53.75; 12. Drake Foote, 55.10.


DECATHLON (through 5 events) - 1. Tyler Nelson, UCSB, 3,788... 4. Tommy Grossman, 3,698; 6. Kyle Clancy, 3,622; 9. Drake Foote, 3,317.


HEPTATHLON 100 HURDLES - 1. Riley Cooks, LBSU, 13.87... 7. Emma Redick, 14.89; 10. Baileigh Akins, 15.03; 17. Erinn Beattie, 19.35.


HEPTATHLON HIGH JUMP - 1. Erinn Beattie, 1.70m (5-6.75)... t11. Baileigh Akins, 1.46m (4-9.25); t11. Emma Redick, 1.46m (4-9.25).


HEPTATHLON SHOT PUT - 1. Alexis Brenzil, 12.21m (40-0.5)... 12. Erinn Beattie, 9.69m (31-9.25); 16. Baileigh Akins, 8.74m (28-8); 17. Emma Redick, 8.50m (27-10.5).


HEPTATHLON 200 METERS - 1. Riley Cooks, LBSU, 24.27... 6. Emma Redick, 25.61; 12. Baileigh Akins, 26.42; 14, Erinn Beattie, 26.95.


HEPTATHLON (through 4 events) - 1. Riley Cooks, LBSU, 3,444... 11. Emma Redick, 2,697; 12. Baileigh Akins, 2,623; 16. Erinn Beattie, 2,438.