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Sunday, April 21, 2024

Aggie Digest

Track and field

The UC Davis track team kicked off its first outdoor portion of their season by hosting the Aggie Open on Saturday.

With almost a thousand competitors, the Aggies were able to secure five individual victories as well as three relay victories.

The UC Davis women swept the 5000-meter run led by senior Sarah Sumpter with a time of 16:33.91. Senior Krista Drechsler followed her with a time of 17:01.99 seconds, good enough for second place, while sophomore Hilary Teaford took third with a time of 17:49.02.

Senior Lauren Radke recorded her person best in the pole vault with a height of 3.86 meters to tie for first.

Junior Kayla Carter won the 100 meter hurdles title with a time of 14.42, running against a 3.2 meter per second headwind.

Junior Melanies Chapman was also able to secure an individual title by winning the 200 meter race with a time of 24.58.

The Aggies also won both relays.

UC Davis beat out Sacramento State to win the 4×100 event with a time of 46.86. The Aggies also won the 4×400 event with a time of 3:50.47 to edge out The Academy of Art.

On the Men’s side, sophomore Karl Moran was victorious in the 400 meter hurdle winning with a time of 53.49, half a second faster than second place. He was also a member of the 4×400 relay team that won with a time of 3:16.63.

Next week the team will travel to Sac State to face off in the Sacramento State Hornet Open.

– Jason Min


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