DAVIS, Calif. - With the Big West Conference track & field championships and the subsequent NCAA West Prelims drawing nearer, UC Davis will compete in another major Northern California meet in an effort to improve on its season-best performances. The Aggies will head down Interstate 80 to Cal's premiere annual home meet, the Brutus Hamilton Open and Challenge.
Named for the legendary former Golden Bear head coach, the Hamilton meet consists of an open meet and distance carnival on Friday, then the invitational Challenge portion of Saturday.
UC Davis comes off a split against local rival Sacramento State in the annual Causeway Classic Dual meet last Friday. The Aggie women won their end of the meet by a 110-81 score, while the men fell to the Hornets, 102-89. While dual meets tend to emphasize scoring over marks, numerous Aggies posted significant individual performances in the meet. Perhaps most notable was the triple jump tandem of sophomore Drew Xandrine-Anderson and senior Basil Okoroike, who notched the Nos. 2 and 3 marks in school history in an epic meet finale. Xandrine-Anderson posted a leap of 15.74 meters (51-feet-7.75) to earn Big West Conference Men's Field thlete of the Week distinction. Okoroike also broke the 51-foot threshold with his 51-3 mark (15.62m). The two currently rank 1-2 in the Big West Conference.
Sprinter Natsumi McGee captured the conference's Women's Track Athlete of the Week award thanks to wins in the 100 (11.77), 200 (24.25) and the 4x100 relay (45.42). The relay time, compiled by the foursome of McGee, Mikaela Adolphus, Jazmen Bunch and Kierra Davis, now ranks fifth in school history.
Other bests during the Causeway meet include Brian Thomas' 21.74 in the 200 and 47.54 in the 400, which respectively ranks ninth and fourth on the Big West leaderboard. Jordon Rushing went 3:52.94 in the 1,500, now third in the league. Jelani Legohn posted a 53.74 in the 400 hurdles to move himself into the No. 5 slot in the Big West.
On the women's side, pole vaulters Holly Tokar and Stasia Kubicki hit matching jumps of 3.91m (12-10) to share third place in the Big West standings. Kubicki also moved up to a tie for No. 4 in school history with that mark (Tokar already ranked third all-time). The women's 4x400 relay leads the league at 3:42.46. Breanna Standifer fired a 51.62m (169-4) throw in the discus to move into fourth among the conference leaders. Erinn Beattie's 5.73m (18-9.75) puts her ninth in the long jump and would rate among the school top 10 but no wind reading was recorded to make it a legal mark. Olivia Goins notched a 2:12.10 in the 800 to rank eighth in the conference.
Live results for the Hamilton meet are available via Record Timing. A link can be found below.
The breakdown of UC Davis' accepted entries is listed below. Final heat/flight sheets will be available on Thursday night.
2017 BRUTUS HAMILTON OPEN/CHALLENGE
Goldman Field at Edwards Stadium (Berkeley, Calif.)
Events with UC Davis accepted entries only. Heat and flight sheets will be available Thursday night.
Live Results: www.rtspt.com/events/cal/brutus17
FRIDAY, APRIL 28 - OPEN
9:15 a.m. - Women's Hammer Throw: Erika Contreras, Morgan Dutra, Michaela Mundt
11:00 a.m. - Men's Hammer Throw: Garrett Burrow, Cody Holt, Michael Pertusati
11:30 a.m. - Men's Long Jump: T.K. Dodds, Drake Foote
12:30 p.m. - Men's Shot Put: Michael Pertusati, Greg Richardson
12:55 p.m. - Men's 1,500 Meters: Zachary Katzman
3:10 p.m. - Men's 200 Meters: Anish Mehra
3:40 p.m. - Women's 3,000 Steeplechase: Clara MacLeod
3:55 p.m. - Men's 3,000 Steeplechase: Fenn Hoppe, Zachary Katzman
4:10 p.m. - Women's 5,000 Meters: Haley Adel, Sarah Anderson, Christine Hoffmann, Hannah Kirkegaard, Lauren Powers
4:35 p.m. - Men's 5,000 Meters: Amar Dholakia, Jon Horvath, Zachary Katzman
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 - CHALLENGE (INVITATIONAL)
10:00 a.m. - Upshaw Family Women's Long Jump: Emem Ibekwe
10:00 a.m. - Women's High Jump: Juliette Alliaume, Erinn Beattie, Morgan Bertsch, Jaleah Calvillo
10:00 a.m. - Women's Pole Vault: Bianca Becker, Samantha Eilert, Stasia Kubicki, Danielle Steffen, Holly Tokar
10:45 a.m. - Women's Shot Put: Breanna Standifer
11:45 a.m. - Upshaw Family Men's Long Jump: Steven Childs, Kyle Clancy, Tommy Grossman, Basil Okoroike, Drew Xandrine-Anderson
12:30 p.m. - Women's Discus Throw: Denise Bates, Morgan Dutra, Breanna Standifer
12:45 p.m. - Men's High Jump: Max Cawley, Kyle Clancy, Drake Foote
1:20 p.m. - Women's 4x100 Relay: UC Davis (Bunch/McGee/Davis/Adolphus)
1:30 p.m. - Women's Triple Jump: Jaleah Calvillo, Emem Ibekwe, Khadija Imara
1:40 p.m. - Women's 100 Hurdles: Baileigh Akins, Erinn Beattie, Jaleah Calvillo
1:45 p.m. - Men's Discus Throw: Garrett Burrow, Michael Pertusati, Greg Richardson
1:55 p.m. - Tom Moore Men's 110 Hurdles: Kyle Clancy, Drake Foote, Tommy Grossman, Jonathan Perry
2:05 p.m. - Women's 400 Meters: Mikaela Adolphus, Khadija Imara, Rochelle Nadreau, Emma Redick
2:10 p.m. - Men's 400 Meters: Josh Block, Xolan Brown, Anish Mehra
2:25 p.m. - Women's 100 Meters: Mikaela Adolphus, Jazmen Bunch, Kierra Davis, Natsumi McGee, Hilary Ojinnaka
2:30 p.m. - Men's 100 Meters: Steven Childs, Bernhardt Fourie, Basil Okoroike
2:40 p.m. - Women's 400 Hurdles: Baileigh Akins, Cheyenne Chen, Emma Redick
2:50 p.m. - Men's 400 Hurdles: Jelani Legohn, Jonathan Perry
3:00 p.m. - Men's Triple Jump: Max Cawley, T.K. Dodds, Basil Okoroike, Drew Xandrine-Anderson
3:00 p.m. - Louise Romo Women's 800 Meters: Emily Antonino, Angie Carreras, Rianna Goins, Shelby Hightower
3:10 p.m. - Lon Spurrier Men's 800 Meters: Xolan Brown, Nick Ratto, Brian Thomas
3:20 p.m. - Marilyn Davis Women's 1,500 Meters: Olivia Goins, Rianna Goins, Julia Lemak, Megan MacGregor
3:30 p.m. - Don Bowden Men's Mile: Oliver Abundez-Dominguez, Zachary Katzman, Nick Ratto, Anthony Sanchez
3:40 p.m. - Womens' 200 Meters: Mikaela Adolphus, Jazmen Bunch, Kierra Davis, Natsumi McGee, Hilary Ojinnaka
3:45 p.m. - Men's 200 Meters: Bernhardt Fourie, Basil Okoroike