Clancy and Anderson seal first-place titles at conference

May 11, 2018

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NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- Junior Kyle Clancy, this year's Big West Conference men's decathlon champion, captured the individual high jump championship, while sophomore Sarah Anderson garnered the top finish in the women's 10,000 meter run, to highlight the first day of action at the Big West Conference Track and Field Championships, hosted by CSUN at the Matador Track and Field Complex.

Clancy posted a winning leap of 2.06m/6-9.00, giving the Aggies the top score of 10 points. Long Beach State's Jason Smith and Cal State Fullerton's Edwin Matthews also posted the same measurement as Clancy; however, the UC Davis jumper won the title based on attempts.

Anderson, the other UC Davis student-athlete to contribute the highest mark of 10 points, won the 10,000 meter run with a time of 36:54.22, surpassing the second-place finisher Emily Sanchez from UC Riverside by four seconds. Meanwhile, teammate Haley Adel finished behind her champion teammate in fourth with a 37.14.58 time, which gave the women's squad five additional points.

To highlight the rest of the action that took place on the women's side, senior Breanna Standifer finished second in the discus throw with a 47.74m/156-7.00 measurement, which allowed her to post up eight points to her team's score. Among other Aggie contributors in the women's field events, junior Erinn Beattie, who finished first in the long jump and second overall in the Big West Conference's heptathlon last weekend, scored five points for UC Davis after her fourth-place finish in the long jump with a leap of 6.07m/19-11.00. In the women's running events, junior Kieana Butler was the first Aggie across the line in both the 100 and 200 with times of 11.75 and 24.67, respectively; however, Butler only qualified to the finals in the first of the two events. 

Meanwhile on in the running events on the men's side, senior Brian Thomas received a first place finish in the men's 400 prelims with a 46.92 dash time, which was 29 seconds faster than the second-place finisher Daniel York-Mouton from Long Beach State. Thomas, who ran a time below the 47 threshold for the second time in as many weekends, remains the only student-athlete in Aggie history to achieve this mark. 

Among other highlight performances in the men's running events, junior Nigel Burnett led the Aggies in both the 100 and 200 with times of 10.64 and 21.58, receptively. His fifth-place 100 finish and eighth-place 200 finish were both good enough for advancements into the finals. Teammates Fabio Kammler and Bernhardt Fourie also made qualifications to the finals in these dashes; however, only the first of the two will be joining Burnett in both the 100 and 200 events. Kammler's finished in seventh in the 100 with a time of 10.57, and then placed right behind his teammate in the 200 with an exact time of 21.58. Fourie qualified past the prelims in the 100 after receiving a ninth-place finish. Additionally, Clancy and junior Jonathan Perry each earned berths to the finals after finishing in fourth and eighth in the 110 hurdles with times of 14.52 and 14.79, resepctively. 

In the men's distance events, sophomore Xolan Brown, senior Austin Goins, and junior James De Mello all moved forward in the 800 after placing in fourth, seventh, and ninth, resepctively. Brown, who led the Aggie team of five, was just 0.14 seconds behind the first-place winner Jarett Chin from UC Santa Barbara, while in the 10,000 meter run, junior Jordy Ceja gave his team a point after finishing his run in eighth.

Aside from Clancy's winning high jump mark, junior Steven Childs was able to contribute six points towards the Aggie score after receiving a third-place finish in the men's long jump with a leap of 7.58m/24-10.50, while teammate and the Big West decathlon's second-place finisher Thomas Grossman added three more points after finishing behind Childs in sixth with a long jump of 7.30m/23-11.50. In the throwing events, junior Michael Pertusati led the Aggies in both the shot put and the hammer throw, but only his mark in the latter event helped the Aggie team score.  

After today's performances, the UC Davis women's squad and men's squad are both in second as a team with 40 points and 48 points, respectively. Cal Poly's team leads in first on the women's side with 53 points, while Long Beach State leads in first on the men's side with 56.50 points.

The UC Davis track and field team returns to action tomorrow morning to conclude their last day of the Big West Conference Championships. The field events begin with the women's hammer throw at 9 a.m., while the women's 4x100 relay opens up the running events at 2:08 p.m.

2018 BIG WEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS, DAY 1
Hosted by CSUN (Matador Track and Field Complex)
Winner plus UC Davis competitors listed

WOMEN'S TEAM SCORES: 1. Cal Poly, 53, 2. UC Davis, 40

MEN'S TEAM SCORES: 1. Long Beach State, 56.50... 3. UC Davis, 48

FIELD EVENTS
Men's Hammer: 1. Erick Loomis (CSUN), 64.09m/210-3.00... 8. Michael Pertusati, 54.37m/178-4.00, 10. Cody Holt, 50.47m/165-7.00

Women's Long Jump: 1. Tayler Fleming (UCR), 6.19m/20-3.75... 4. Erinn Beattie, 6.07m/19-11.00, 16. Sydney Holmes, 5.43m/17-9.75

Women's Javelin: 1. Nicole Clark (CSF), 46.08m/151-2.00... 13. Sydney Holmes, 35.52m/116-6.00, 15. Jaleah Calvillo, 33.82m/110-11.0, 16. Emily Meyer, 29.25m/95-11.00

Men's Long Jump: 1. Kemonie Briggs (LBSU), 7.92m/26-0.00... 3. Steven Childs, 7.58m/24-10.50, 6. Thomas Grossman, 7.30m/23-11.50, 9. Kyle Clancy, 7.16m/23-6.00, 17. Drew Xandrine-Anderson, 6.91m/22-8.00*, 18. Jaylin White, 6.73m/22-1.00, 19. T.K. Dodds, 6.61m/21-8.25*

Men's Shot Put: 1. Clint Meyer (CSUN), 18.33m/60-1.75... 10. Michael Pertusati, 15.75m/51-8.25, 11. Greg Richardson, 15.72m/51-7.00

Women's Pole Vault: 1. Brooke Tjerrild (CP), 4.00m/13-1.50... 7. Stasia Kubicki, 3.70m/12-1.50, 11. Bianca Becker, 3.70m/12-1.50

Men's High Jump: 1. Kyle Clancy, 2:06m/6-9.00, 4. Drake Foote, 2.01m/6-7.00

Women's Discus: 1. Barbara Coward (UCI), 51.09m/167-7.00, 2. Breanna Standifer, 47.74m/156-7.00

RUNNING EVENTS
Men's Steeplechase (Final):
1. Sean McDermott (CP), 9:02.96... 10. Ryman Crine, 10:22.18

Women's 1500: 1. Faith Makau (UCR), 4:36.58... 14. Mandy Wainfan, 4:46.23

Women's 100 Hurdles (prelims): 1. Courtney Robinson (CSUN), 13.35... 11. Xjaedah Williams, 14.37, 18. Baileigh Akins, 14.70

Men's 110 Hurdles (prelims): 1. Joshua Turner (CSUN), 14.20... 4. Kyle Clancy, 14.52, 8. Jonathan Perry, 14.79, 15. Drake Foote, 17.31

Women's 400 (prelims): 1. Anaya Alexander (LBSU), 54.57... 10. Kayla Gibson, 56.91

Men's 400 (prelims): 1. Brian Thomas, 46.92, 13. Josh Block, 49.17

Women's 100 (prelims): 1. Persis William-Mensah (UCI), 11.42... 5. Kieana Butler, 11.75*, 15. Natsumi McGee, 12.14, 17. Kierra Davis, 12.22, 22. Hilary Ojinnaka, 12.64

Men's 100 (prelims): 1. Kent Harris (LBSU), 10.40... 5. Nigel Burnett 10.64, 7. Fabio Kammler, 10.57*, 9. Bernhardt Fourie, 10.74, 10. Steven Childs, 10.80

Women's 800 (prelims): 1. Samantha Huerta (CSF), 2:11.28... 10. Angie Carreras, 2:16.49, 11. Shelby Hightower, 2:18.94, 12. Mandy Wainfan, 2:20.68

Men's 800 (prelims): 1. Jarett Chinn (UCSB), 1:52.85... 4. Xolan Brown, 1:53.71, 7. Austin Goins, 1L4.06, 9. James De Mello, 1:54.94, 18. Brian Thomas, 2:00.29

Women's 400 Hurdles (prelims): 1. Shalee Reynolds (LBSU), 1:00.18... 11. Emma Redick, 1:04.57, 17. Flora Oliveira, 1:06.20, 19. Cheyenne Chen, 1:07.38, 20. Erinn Beattie, 1:07.46

Women's 200 (prelims): 1. Courtney Davis (LBSU), 23.57... 11. Kieana Butler, 24.67, 12. Kierra Davis, 24.73, 14. Natsumi McGee, 24.93, 19. Hilary Ojinnaka, 25.61

Men's 200 (prelims): 1. Kent Harris (LBSU), 21.31, 8. Nigel Burnett, 21.58, 9. Fabio Kammler, 21.58, 14. Brian Thomas, 22.04, 15. Bernhardt Fourie, 22.04

Women's 10000 (Final): 1. Sarah Anderson, 36:54.22, 4. Haley Adel , 37.14.58, 16. Julia Lemak, 38.54.15, 17. Megan MacGregor, 39:08.90

Men's 10000 (Final): 1. Swarnjit, Boyal (CP), 33:57.69... 8. Jordy Ceja, 34:17.03

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