Beattie and Toney head to Eugene for NCAA Finals

June 4, 2018

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DAVIS, Calif. —
The time has finally come for UC Davis junior Erinn Beattie and senior Marc Toney to round out their 2018 outdoor track and field campaign at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted once again by the University of Oregon at the Historic Hayward Field, starting on Wednesday (June 6), and concluding on Saturday (June 9). Toney will open up action in the final round of the men’s pole vault on Wednesday evening, while Beattie will compete in the women’s high jump final on Saturday afternoon.

The two student-athletes representing UC Davis at the championship meet qualified as a result of their respective finishes at the NCAA West Preliminary meet, which took place locally this year at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium on May 24-26. Toney catapulted himself to a 5.25m/17-2.75 height, which was good for a fourth-place finish out of the 48 prospects, while Beattie earned a spot in sixth place after successfully clearing a 1.80m/5-10.75 high jump.

As stated previously, this marks the second time Beattie has advanced to the NCAA Championships, while this will be Toney’s first appearance at this national event.

Toney, a managerial economics major from Mountain View, Calif., earned only his third best mark of the season at the NCAA West Prelims. Prior to his qualifying pole vault measurement, he recorded both a 5.35m/17-6.50 and a 5.28m/17-3.75 pole vault, which were received at the Beach Invitational on Apr. 20 and at the Big West Conference Championships on May 11, respectively. Toney’s highest pole vault height is currently in a three-way tie for first in the UC Davis record book, while his Big West Conference measurement was good enough to take away the individual title by 0.1 meters, becoming the first Aggie pole vaulter to win this event at the conference meet. Toney is scheduled to be the 15th person up in the NCAA’s men’s pole vault final round.

Beattie, a human development major from Ventura, Calif., has had her share of success this season, especially in the women’s high jump. In this event, she improved her already top-spot measurement in the UC Davis record book with a 1.84m/6-0.50 leap received at the Bryan Clay Invitational on Apr. 20. Beattie has become the first Aggie woman to pass the six-foot threshold in this event, and has done so more than once in a single season. Aside from the junior’s high jump achievements, she also ranks in first in UC Davis history in the heptathlon with 5,458 points earned at the Big West Multi-Event Championships on May 12. Beattie will make her appearance in the NCAA’s high jump final round as the seventh person up.

At least one of the ESPN stations will broadcast each day of the national meet, with ESPN providing coverage for all four days. ESPN2 will televise Thursday's action beginning at 4:30 p.m. PDT, while ESPN will air Friday’s and Saturday's portion beginning at 3:30 p.m. All field events will have online broadcasts via ESPN3. Live results are also available via the NCAA website. UPDATE: For Wednesday's events, ESPN2 will be live from 4:30-5:30 p.m., and then transition to ESPN from 5:30-8 p.m. PDT.

Hayward Field (Eugene, Ore.)
Only events with UC Davis competitors are listed below

5:00 p.m. - Men’s Pole Vault Final (Marc Toney, 15th up)

3:00 p.m. - Women’s High Jump Final (Erinn Beattie, seventh up)

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