Event: Woody Wilson Classic
Where: Toomey Field
When: Saturday 9:30 a.m. (field), 10:20 a.m. (track)
Who to watch: Senior Sirena Williams has raced the 100m hurdles four times this season. Her tries rank as the top four times run by an Aggie, and includes a new school record of 13.90 that she set two weeks ago.
Last week, she clocked a 14.16 into a headwind of -1.4 m/s at the Mondo Invite, losing only to an athlete who competed at last summer’s Olympic Trials.
“It was a good effort for her,” said coach Deanne Vochatzer. “She did short hurdles, then long jump and then she came back and did the 400m hurdles because we may have to use her in conference.
“It was her first legal (400m hurdle) race, and she ran 63 flat in lane one. She’s willing to do that and step up and be a teamer, so that is good.“
Did you know? The Woody Wilson Classic has a history of not only hosting Olympic Trials competitors, but also those who went on to qualify for the Olympics.
In 2006, two-time Olympian Kim Kreiner started the meet off by breaking her own American record in the javelin, throwing 60.88m. She also dominated the javelin at the 2007 meet, and has since improved her record to 62.44m since.
Preview: With the Big West Conference Championships just over a month away, the women’s track and field team knows it has to hit this meet hard.
“It’s kind of the central meet,” said men’s head coach Jon Vochatzer. “It’s the halfway meet, and it’s the next step for Big West. It’s a big meet.“
The Woody Wilson Classic features quality competition for UC Davis to face. Many Aggies are expected to hit qualifying marks for both conference and regionals at the event.
“There’s not much else to tell Aggie Nation except than[omit, use ellipse SK] to come out and watch us run,” Williams said. “We do all of our talking on the track.“