Sunday, May 28, 2017

Ashley Anderson Qualified for the NCAA

Anderson Qualifies For NCAAs At West Regional
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Ashley Anderson Qualified For The NCAA Championships In The Triple Jump On Saturday

Anderson Qualifies For NCAAs At West Regional

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AUSTIN - Ashley Anderson will join Peter Simon and Bethan Knights at the NCAA Championships after she qualified in the triple jump on Saturday in the final day of the NCAA West Regional from Austin, Texas. The trio will compete in two weeks at the national meet in Eugene, Ore,. Anderson finished eighth with a personal-best mark of 13.20, 43-3.75. That mark also ranks fifth in school history.

In the 110m hurdles, Ashtyn Davis just missed qualifying for NCAAs as he came in 13th place with a time of 13.99. Thomas Joyce and McKay Johnson performed well, though they also just missed out on advancing. Joyce clocked in at 4:00.57 in the 1500m, good enough for 16th, while Johnson came in 20th in the discus with a mark of 54.16, 177-8.

"It was a day full of surprises," director of track & field Tony Sandoval said. "Ashley Anderson qualified with a PR in the triple jump, while Ashtyn Davis just missed qualifying with his 13th-place finish. There are no guarantees in this sport, and many spots across all events were very small. Thomas Joyce and McKay Johnson finished higher than their ranking, but didn't advance. We have three that will represent us in Eugene."

The NCAA Championships will take place from June 7-10.

California Day Three NCAA West Regional Results

Women's Triple Jump
Ashley Anderson (8th, 13.20, 43-3.75Q)

Men's 110m Hurdles
Ashtyn Davis (13th, 13.99)

Men's 1500m
Thomas Joyce (16th, 4:00.57)

Men's Discus
McKay Johnson (20th, 54.16, 177-8)
Malik McMorris (36th, 51.75, 169-9)

Men's 5000m
Garrett Corcoran (36th, 14:57.09)

Men's Triple Jump
Karsten Wethington (39th, 14.89, 48-10.25)

Women's 5000m
Marissa Williams (43rd, 17:53.57)

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