Review Category : Track and Field

Aggies divide and conquer

The Aggies continued to break personal bests and school records this weekend. UC Davis was split between two locations this weekend. Head coach Drew Wartenburg headed to the Mt. SAC Relays with some of the top Aggie competitors while the other athletes stayed in Davis to compete in the traditional Picnic Day Woody Wilson Memorial Classic. Track standouts seniors Jonathan Peterson and Sarah Sumpter continued to make headlines for the Aggies with their performances at Mt. SAC. Peterson became the first Aggie in school history to break the 14-minute mark in the 5,000m. He entered Friday’s meet with a personal best time of 14:03.25 and he cut that down to 13:54.25, earning him 11th place overall in the event. Fellow star Sumpter was only challenged by fellow Aggie sophomore Alycia Cridebring in the 5,000m and the pair combined for a one-two finish in the race. Sumpter raced across the finish line first, shaving almost five seconds off her personal best time. Cridebring was right on her heels to finish in... ...

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Track and Field preview

Event: Woody Wilson Classic; Mt. SAC Relays Where: Toomey Field and Woody Wilson Track; Hilmer Lodge Stadium — Walnut, Calif. When: Friday, April 20; Saturday, April 21 Who to watch: Sophomore Hosea Tate was a member of the UC Davis 4X400m relay team that took first place last week with a time of 3:15.21. Tate also placed fourth in the 200m dash. Did you know? The Woody Wilson Classic is a popular Picnic Day tradition. It is the Aggies’ last home meet of the year and is one of their last chances to prepare for the Big West Conference Championship meet. This weekend’s meet will feature collegiate competition as well as events for high schoolers and unattached athletes. Admission is free but spectators are advised to arrive early because seating is limited. Preview: The Woody Wilson Classic features all of the standard track and field events, giving the Aggies a chance to keep their hot streak alive. UC Davis produced a number of season and personal bests during last weekend’s meet and Head Coach Drew... ...

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Aggies build momentum at Mondo

Head coach Drew Wartenburg had hoped to succeed in all aspects of this weekend’s meet. UC Davis certainly achieved that goal. The Aggie men capitalized on the performance of senior Ethan Ostrum, who won the men’s pole vault after clearing 5.0m. Sophomore Nathan Strum and freshman Trevor Ehlenbach earned a 1-2 finish in the 1,500m run and the men’s 4X400m relay team brought home the final win of the day for UC Davis’ men with a season-best time of 3:15.21. Junior Michael Petersen added another six points to the Aggie total after vaulting 4.85m. Sophomore Hosea Tate and freshman Jason Chandler, two members of the winning 4X400m relay team, also captured points for the Aggies after placing fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 200m. Their other relay mate, sophomore Karl Moran, finished fifth in the 500m with a season-best time of 49.85. Senior Robert Neely also added points to UC Davis’ card by placing fourth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 15.02. On the field side of the... ...

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120426_sp_TrackandFieldPreview Edit: EL Notes:   Headline: Track and Field Preview   Event: Causeway Dual vs. Sacramento State Where: Hornet Stadium — Sacramento When: Friday, all-day Friday Who to watch: Junior Emily Bush spearheaded the field aspect of last week’s Woody Wilson Memorial Classic when she broke the school record for the women’s pole vault.         The Orangevale, Calif. native earned the Big West Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week after clearing 4.02m, nine inches higher than her previous personal record. Did you know? Bush was one of three Aggies to earn conference honors this week. She was joined by seniors Jonathan Peterson and Sarah Sumpter, who pulled Big West Male and Female Track Athlete of the Week, respectively. Preview: This weekend puts Aggie Pride on the line as UC Davis travels across the Causeway to face its rival, the Sacramento State Hornets. The Aggies have been breaking personal and school records left and right lately. Head coach Drew Wartenburg hopes that the team can continue on this trajectory all the... ...

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Peterson and Sumpter enter UC Davis record books

It was a landmark weekend for the Aggies as two of the team’s top distance runners made their mark on UC Davis track and field history. Junior Sarah Sumpter set the UC Davis record in the women’s 10,000-meter on Friday at the Stanford Invitational — breaking a mark that had stood for 29 years. Later that day, senior Jonathan Peterson set the university’s 10K men’s record. Overall, the Aggies had several strong performances over the weekend as competitors placed in both the San Francisco State Distance Carnival and the Stanford Invitational. Friday — San Francisco State Distance Carnival While no records were broken in San Francisco, several Aggies did find ways to place near the top of their events. Freshman Lawrence Doherty took second in the men’s 400-meter while sophomore Kristine Lozoya was runner-up in the women’s 5,000-meter. Sophomore Melinda Zavala took third in the 800-meter. Friday and Saturday — Stanford Invitational Sumpter’s record-breaking 10,000-meter placed her 22nd at Stanford on Friday while Peterson’s milestone landed him in 12th. “Capping... ...

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Track and Field Preview

Events: San Francisco Distance Carnival and the Stanford Invitational Where: San Francisco, Calif.; Stanford, Calif. When: Saturday and Sunday, all day Who to watch: Sophomore Alycia Cridebring set a career best in the 5,000-meter at the Sacramento State Invitational. The Pleasant Hill, Calif. native also finished eighth in the Big West Conference Cross Country Championship meet in October as a part of UC Davis’ league-title winning women’s cross country team. Did you know? With their most recent meet, the Fresno State Invitational, canceled due to weather, the Aggies haven’t been in competition for almost three weeks. “Last week’s cancellation was unfortunate because we had a bye week before due to finals week,” said coach Drew Wartenburg. “But on the positive side, it gets people healthy and more time for training.” Preview: All season Wartenburg has been talking about the importance of early track meets to prepare for the important ones later. Now April has arrived, and the UCD track team is set to partake in the San Francisco State Distance Carnival and the Stanford Invitational this weekend.... ...

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UC Davis shines at Hornet Invitational

UC Davis’ men and women’s track and field teams displayed strong performances on Saturday at Sacramento State. UC Davis ended the week with a solid, well-rounded performance at the Hornet Invitational with the women netting 14 top-five finishes, while the men added a dozen. Samantha Kearney won the steeplechase to boost the UC Davis women and Jonathan Peterson, Sava Boyadjiev, and Ethan Ostrom posted wins in the 1500-meter run, 100, and pole vault, respectively, for the men. “Event wins by veterans like Ostrom and Peterson,” said Aggie coach Drew Warternburg, “helped establish a positive, early season tone.” Kearney won the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:21.66 — beating Southern Oregon athlete Jesse Rozario, by 11 seconds. Alycia Cridebring had a career-best mark 5,000-meter run with a time of 16:46:36 — good for seventh on the program’s all-time chart. Strong showings by Melanise Chapman and Boyadjiev in short sprints, as well as consistent efforts by Ashley Hearn and Brandon Greenberg in the throws cadre added to the success of the... ...

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Aggie Digest

Track and field The UC Davis track team kicked off its first outdoor portion of their season by hosting the Aggie Open on Saturday. With almost a thousand competitors, the Aggies were able to secure five individual victories as well as three relay victories. The UC Davis women swept the 5000-meter run led by senior Sarah Sumpter with a time of 16:33.91. Senior Krista Drechsler followed her with a time of 17:01.99 seconds, good enough for second place, while sophomore Hilary Teaford took third with a time of 17:49.02. Senior Lauren Radke recorded her person best in the pole vault with a height of 3.86 meters to tie for first. Junior Kayla Carter won the 100 meter hurdles title with a time of 14.42, running against a 3.2 meter per second headwind. Junior Melanies Chapman was also able to secure an individual title by winning the 200 meter race with a time of 24.58. The Aggies also won both relays. UC Davis beat out Sacramento State to win the 4×100... ...

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