Aggie track & field heads to Hornet Invite

Basil Okoroike was the first triple jumper in the West region to post a wind-legal 50-foot mark. (Mark Honbo, Athletics Communications)
March 17, 2017

DAVIS, Calif. - The UC Davis track & field teams head to the final meet of the winter quarter, namely the two-day Hornet Invitational at Sacramento State. The Aggies will compete in Saturday's portion only, beginning with the 9:45 a.m. men's shot put.


UC Davis has two full meets plus a hep/dec event under its collective belt, with the Cal Opener on March 4 followed by last weekend's Aggie Open home meet. Senior Rianna Goins posted a massive PR of 54.84 in the women's 400 at the Aggie Open, earning her Big West Conference Female Track Athlete of the Week honors. She leads the Big West Conference in that event, while senior Jordon Rushing paces the league in the men's 1,500 at 3:54.12.


UC Davis also boasts the league frontrunner in both triple jumps: Drew Xandrine-Anderson went 15.39 (50-6) at Cal, while Emem Ibekwe won the women's version at the Aggie Open last week at 12.02m (39-5.25). Senior Basil Okoroike ranks just behind Xandrine-Anderson with his wind-legal 15.26m (50-0.75). That moved him up one place into fifth on the school's all-time top 10 list.


2017 HORNET INVITATIONAL MEET SCHEDULE
Hornet Stadium (Sacramento, Calif.)
Events with UC Davis entrants only. Section (S) or flight (F) numbers in parentheses.


FIELD EVENTS
9:45 a.m. - Men's Shot Put: Greg Richardson (F3)
10:30 a.m. - Women's Discus Throw: Rain Rosilez (F3), Denise Bates (F3), Erika Contreras (F3)
11:00 a.m. - Men's Discus Throw: Garrett Burrow (F3)
11:00 a.m. - Men's Long Jump: Drew Xandrine-Anderson (F2), T.K. Dodds (F3)
11:00 a.m. - Women's Pole Vault: Samantha Eilert (F2), Danielle Steffen (F2), Stasia Kubicki (F2), Holly Tokar (F2)
11:15 a.m. - Men's High Jump: Jianni Giusti (F1), Max Cawley (F1)
11:15 a.m. - Women's Long Jump: Emem Ibekwe (F2)
11:30 p.m. - Men's Triple Jump: Drew Xandrine-Anderson (F3), T.K. Dodds (F3), Max Cawley (F3)
11:45 a.m. - Women's Triple Jump: Emem Ibekwe (F2)
11:45 a.m. - Women's High Jump: Juliette Alliaume (F1), Emem Ibekwe (F2), Erinn Beattie (F2)
1:30 p.m. - Women's Shot Put: Rain Rosilez (F2), Denise Bates (F3), Malia Helms (F4)


RUNNING EVENTS
12:12 p.m. - Women's 1,500 Meters: Rianna Goins (S1), Natalie Cooper (S3)
12:45 p.m. - Men's 1,500 Meters: Nick Ratto (S1), Xolan Brown (S2), Oliver Abundez-Dominguez (S3), Jon Horvath (S3)
1:18 p.m. - Women's 100 Hurdles: Erinn Beattie (S2), Baileigh Akins (S2)
1:47 p.m. - Women's 400 Meters: Rochelle Nadreau (S1)
2:08 p.m. - Men's 400 Meters: Antony Ardis (S2), Josh Block (S2), Anish Mehra (S7), Joseph Kull (S9)
2:34 p.m. - Women's 100 Meters: Jazmen Bunch (S1), Hilary Ojinnaka (S2)
3:00 p.m. - Men's 100 Meters: Bernhardt Fourie (S4), Jonathan Perry (S6)
3:28 p.m. - Women's 800 Meters: Rochelle Nadreau (S1), Emily Antonino (S2), Shelby Hightower (S2), Angie Carreras (S3)
3:50 p.m. - Men's 800 Meters: Alex Grigoriev (S1), Anthony Sanchez (S3)
4:09 p.m. - Women's 400 Hurdles: Erinn Beattie (S2), Cheyenne Chen (S3), Baileigh Akins (S3)
4:43 p.m. - Women's 200 Meters: Jazmen Bunch (S2), Hilary Ojinnaka (S2)
5:17 p.m. - Men's 200 Meters: Antony Ardis (S2), Josh Block (S3), Bernhardt Fourie (S4), Joseph Kull (S10)