Aggies earn three more Big West individual titles

Seniors Brian Thomas (L) and Marc Toney (R) each received individual titles in the men's 400 meters and the men's pole vault, respectively, at the Big West Conference Championship. Drew Xandrine-Anderson (not pictured) also received a Big West title for the men's triple jump.
Seniors Brian Thomas (L) and Marc Toney (R) each received individual titles in the men's 400 meters and the men's pole vault, respectively, at the Big West Conference Championship. Drew Xandrine-Anderson (not pictured) also received a Big West title for the men's triple jump.
May 12, 2018

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NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Senior Brian Thomas successfully defended his championship in the men’s 400 meters, while teammates Marc Toney and Drew Xandrine-Anderson also earned individual titles in the men’s pole vault and triple jump, respectively, highlighting the UC Davis action on the final day of the Big West Conference Track and Field Championships, hosted by CSUN at the Matador Track and Field Complex.

Among other individual titles received on Saturday, junior Kyle Clancy was honored with this year’s Big West Men’s Athlete of the Meet award based on his outstanding efforts in both the Big West’s multis and track and field portions of the conference finale.

As a team, the Aggie men finished third in the team standings with 121 points, behind second-place finisher Long Beach State (136.5) and the winner Cal State Fullerton (154). The UC Davis women finished eighth with 73 points, with Long Beach State coming away with the team title at 122 points. 

Thomas remained the top finisher in both the prelims and the finals, clocking in his final 400 meter dash at 46.47 seconds, besting the runner up from Daniel York-Mouton from Long Beach State by 0.35 seconds. The San Diego, Calif., native upgraded both his own personal record and school record mark by 0.32 seconds, and has been the first Aggie since Thomas Philips (2010) to win this event title.

Meanwhile in the men’s field events, Toney catapulted himself to a 5.28m/17-3.25 pole vault height, which beat the second-place finisher from Cal Poly by 0.1 meters. The Mountain View, Calif., native has become the first Aggie pole vaulter in history to win this event at the conference meet. For the men’s triple jump, Xandrine-Anderson added 10 points of his own to the running team score with his 15.81m/51-10.50 leap, marking the second straight year UC Davis has won this event, while junior Steven Childs placed fourth in the men’s triple jump with a leap of 15.30m/50-2.50, good for both a fourth-place finish and a five-point edge for UC Davis.

In addition, junior Nigel Burnett and sophomore Xolan Brown each contributed six points to the team score with their third place finishes in the men’s 100 meter dash and men’s 800 meter dash, respectively. The sprinter clocked his dash at 10.63 seconds, while the mid-distance runner finished in a time of 1:51.50.

On the women’s side, the Aggies collected 14 of the 73 total points from their efforts in the high jump event alone. Junior Erinn Beattie led the Aggie team of five with a 1.76m/5-9.25 jump, good for a second-place finish and an eight-point addition. Senior Morgan Bertsch contributed three points after clearing a 1.71m/5-07.25 high jump, while juniors Jaleah Calvillo and Katie Toole added one and a half points each for their seventh-place tie.

Both the UC Davis men’s and women’s squad acquired 10 points each based on their performances in both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays, with both squads earning six points after placing third in the short relays, while earning four points apiece with their fifth place finishes in the longer relays. The foursome of Burnett, Fabio Kammler, Childs, and Thomas finished their 4x100 relay time at 40.88, which currently resides as the fifth best time in Aggie history, while the quartet on the women’s squad finished theirs at 46.06 seconds. In the longer relays, the Aggie men concluded their event with a 3:16.08 time, while the Aggie women crossed the line at 3:47.87.

The UC Davis track and field squad returns to action on May 24-46 for the the Division I NCAA West Preliminary Round, taking place locally this year at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium. The student-athlete contingents eligible to participate in this meet will be the top 48 declared student-athletes in each individual event, top 24 in multi events, and top 24 in relays. 

The entries will be announced during the week leading up to this event on the NCAA fan website at NCAA.com.

2018 BIG WEST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS, DAY 2
Hosted by CSUN (Matador Track and Field Complex)
Winner plus UC Davis competitors listed

MEN’S TEAM SCORES: 1. Cal State Fullerton, 154, 2. Long Beach State, 136.5, 3. UC Davis, 121, 4. UC Santa Barbara, 112.5, 5. CSUN, 108, 6. Cal Poly, 100, 7. UC Irvine, 44, 8. UC Riverside, 43

WOMEN’S TEAM SCORES: 1. Long Beach State, 122, 2. UC Santa Barbara, 120, 3. CSUN, 101, 4. Cal State Fullerton, 98, 5. Cal Poly, 95, 6. UC Irvine, 90, 7. UC Riverside, 75, 8. UC Davis, 73, 9. Hawai’i, 44

FIELD EVENTS
Women’s Hammer: 1. Haleigh Sudbeck (HAW), 56.20m/184-4.00

Men’s Javelin: 1. Chris Ross (UCSB), 61.92m/203-1.00… 5. Thomas Grossman, 56.17m/184-3.00 (4), 9. Drake Foote, 52.48m/172-2.00, 14. Kyle Clancy, 48.62m/159-4.00

Women’s Triple Jump: 1. Abibat Iriafem (CP), 12.69m/41-7.75… 6. Sydney Holmes, 11.83m/38-9.75 (3), 16. Alyssa Lengtat, 11.23m/36-10.25

Men’s Pole Vault: 1. Marc Toney, 5.28m/17-3.75 (10), 9. Jered Espanola, 4.73m/15-6.25, 10. Drake Foote, 4.58m/15-0.25

Women’s Shot Put: 1. Brandy Williams (CSUN), 15.74m/51-7.75… 7. Breanna Standifer, 13.24m/43-5.25 (2), 15. Malia Helms, 11.29m/31-0.50

Men’s Triple Jump: 1. Drew Xanderine-Anderson, 15.81m/51-10.50 (10), 4. Steven Childs, 15.30m/50-2.50 (5), 8. T.K. Dodds, 14.85m/48-8.75 (1), 13. Jaylin White, 13.75m/45-1.50

Women’s High Jump: 1. Lily Lowe (HAW), 1.84m/6-0.50, 2. Erinn Beattie, 1.76m/5-9.25 (8), 6. Morgan Bertsch, 1.71m.5-7.25 (3), 7. Jaleah Calvillo, 1.66m/5-5.25 (1.5), 7. Katie Toole, 1.66m/5-5.25 (1.5), 13. Juliette Alliaume, 1.56m/5-1.25

Men’s Discus: 1. Daniel Swarbrick (CSUN), 53.28m/174-9.00… 11. Michael Pertusati, 47.88m/157-1.00 (2), 14. Greg Richardson, 46.04m/151-0.00

RUNNING EVENTS
Women’s 4x100: 1. Long Beach State, 44.63… 3. UC Davis (McGee, Butler, Davis), 46.06 (6)

Men’s 4x100: 1. Cal State Fullerton, 40.20… 3. UC Davis (Burnett, Kammler, Childs, Thomas), 40.88 (6)

Women’s 1500 (final): 1. Jenna Hinkle (UCSB), 4:28.56

Men’s 1500 (final): 1. Patrick Bourke (UCSB), 3:55.20… 13. Austin Goins, 4:01.03

Women’s 100 Hurdles (final): 1. Courtney Robinson (CSUN), 13.56

Men’s 110 Hurdles (final): 1. Mason Guzman-Sanchez (CSF), 14.23… 5. Kyle Clancy, 14.52 (4), 9. Jonathan Perry, 14.92

Women’s 400 (final): 1. Anaya Alexander (LBSU), 53.79

Men’s 400 (final): 1. Brian Thomas, 46.47 (10)

Women’s 100 (final): 1. Persis William-Mensah (UCI), 11.57… 6. Kieana Butler, 11.95

Men’s 100 (final): 1. Thaddeus Smith (CSF), 10.46… 3. Nigel Burnett, 10.63 (6), 8. Bernhardt Fourie, 10.95 (1), 9. Fabio Kammler, 10.99

Women’s 800 (final): 1. Samantha Huerta (CSF), 2:07.63

Men’s 800 (final): 1. Jarrett China (UCSB), 1:51.04… 3. Xolan Brown, 1:51.50 (6), 8. James De Mello, 1:53.37 (1), 9. Austin Goins, 1:58.70

Women’s 400 Hurdles (final): 1. Hope Bender (UCSB), 58.02

Men’s 400 Hurdles (final): 1. Myles McDonald (UCSB), 51.76

Women’s 200 (final): 1. Courtney Davis (LBSU), 23.73

Men’s 200 (final): 1. Kent Harris (LBSU), 21.83… 7. Nigel Burnett, 21.84 (2), 8. Fabio Kammler, 22.09 (1)

Women’s 5000 (final): 1. Jenna Hinkle (UCSB), 16:47.43… 8. Sarah Anderson, 17:29.33 (1), 11. Haley Adel, 17:38.72, 14. Julia Lemak, 17:42.51, 19. Alexis Ballman, 18:01.07, 25. Megan MacGregor, 18:19.81

Men’s 5000 (final): 1. Swarnjit Boyal (CP), 14:44.24, 7. Jordy Ceja, 14:50.60 (2), 24. Zachary Katzman, 15:59.52, 25. Anthony Sanchez, 16:04.28

Women’s 4x400: 1. Long Beach State, 3:40.74… 5. UC Davis (Oliveira, Gibson, Williams, Redick), 3:47.87 (4)

Men’s 4x400: 1. Long Beach State, 3:09.74… 5. UC Davis (Block, Thomas, Brown, Grossman), 3:16.08 (4)

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