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Friday, April 12, 2024

Track and Field Preview

Event: Woody Wilson Classic

Where: Woody Wilson Track

When: Saturday, all day

Who to watch: Alex Wilright continues to have a great outdoor track season.

Though he broke a school-record in the 400 hurdles at last months’ Cal-Neva Championships, he didn’t let it last long.

Last weekend, he broke the same school record as he finished third at 50.47, eclipsing the 51-second mark for the second time this year.

The junior from Elk Grove, Calif. didn’t allow his excellence in last week’s Sun Angel Track Classic to end there, as he also anchored the 4×400 relay team that took the second spot in the UC Davis record books.

Did you know? For seniors, this year’s Woody Wilson Classic will be a bittersweet moment. Though the Aggies will compete at nearby Sacramento State next month, this is the last time this season that the track squads will run at home.

Preview: While many students will be enjoying Picnic Day festivities, the track squad will be hard at work as they push themselves past their limits in their last home meet.

“In the past, the Woody Wilson is seen as a homecoming of sorts,” said women’s coach Deanne Vochatzer. “I’m hoping that we’ll regroup and get our act together.”

The Aggies could certainly use a great team performance, as they have recently stalled after solid performances during spring break. If they want to do well in the conference championships, the entire team needs to be hitting on all cylinders.

Lately, the throwers have been in a little slump.

“The throwers last week didn’t do a whole lot,” said men’s coach Jon Vochatzer. “They really didn’t step up to the plate.”

Deanne Vochatzer echoed his statement.

“I want them to get their act together,” Deanne said. “I want our throwers to get on the board, not foul and perform as well as I know they can.”

– Matt Wang


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