Track Struts at CCAA

    The UCSD men’s and women’s track and field teams headed to the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships last weekend.

    Lyon Liew
    Guardian

    The women finished fourth out of 10 schools with 79.5 points. The top women’s team overall was UC Davis with 228 points.

    “”I did not think we were going to do this well,”” said track head coach Tony Salerno. “”We had almost everyone step up.””

    The men’s squad did not fare quite as well with a fifth-place finish out of eight schools, earning 54.6 points. The top men’s school was Davis, with 247.5 points.

    “”It was a good showing,”” Salerno said. “”It’s a tough conference.””

    The women had a number of highlights.

    The top competitor was Lynne Brinkman, who finished second in the javelin throw with a toss of 37.76 meters.

    Meghan Scott also made some waves with a time of 11:24.14 in the 3000-meter steeplechase for third.

    UCSD’s Clara Wilson finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles with 64.79. Triton star Audrey Sung also had a strong showing, running the 1500 meters in 4:40.41.

    The men’s side saw its star, James Nielson, shine brightly. He ran the 5000 meters in 14:21.15 for first place.

    Also strutting his stuff was John Wong, who placed second in the 1500 meters with a 3:50.86.

    Next up for the Tritons are the NCAA Division II Nationals next weekend at Edwardsville, Ill.

    Six Tritons have qualified for the trip. They are Ewanio in the shotput, Nielson in the 5000 meters, Steve Peace in the pole vault, Wong in the 1500 meters, Sung in the 3000 meters and Scott in the steeplechase.

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