Simon Qualifies For NCAAs At West Regional
The Golden Bears' other top performer on the day was Ashtyn Davis in the 110m hurdles. Davis qualified for Saturday's quarterfinals, placing fourth overall in the first round with a time of 13.67.
"Our top-seeded athletes advanced comfortably today ," director of track & field Tony Sandoval said. "Ashtyn ran a controlled race in his heat to advance for tomorrow, while Peter was an easy qualifier for NCAAs. The field events are really tricky with only three attempts, so it can be nerve racking for everyone. Freshman shot put record holder McKay Johnson was 15th, and Kendall Mader moved up to 18th. Jordyn Colter came up just short of advancing in the 800."
The NCAA West Regional concludes tomorrow.
California Day Two NCAA West Regional Results
Men's Shot Put
Peter Simon (6th, 18.91, 62-0.5 Q)
McKay Johnson (15th, 17.93, 58-10)
Men's 110m Hurdles - First Round
Ashtyn Davis (4th, 13.67Q)
Tyler Brendel (41st, 14.72)
Kendall Mader (18th, 51.89, 170-3)
Jordyn Colter (15th, 2:08.74)
Rebecca Croft (21st, 2:10.01)
Women's 3000m Steeplechase
Megan Bordes (37th, 11:01.19)
Men's 3000m Steeplechase
Takeshi Okada (26th, 9:16.94)
Max Leach (DNF)