Nguyen Earns Top 10 Finish At CA/NV Championships

Nguyen Earns Top 10 Finish At CA/NV Championships

San Diego, Calif. - Sophomore Ailene Nguyen long jumped a season's best 18-3 3/4 to finish tenth at the California/Nevada Collegiate Championships hosted by UC San Diego on Friday.  

Nguyen's mark came on her first jump and was followed by two fouls. Nguyen came back 45 minutes later to clock 12.88 in her 100-meter heat to finish 23rd in that event.

Sophomore Rhea Jayachandran ran 15.93 in the 100-meter hurdles to finish eighth in her heat and 31st overall. In the 800-meter race, junior Stassja Sichko recorded a personal best in dipping below 2:20 for the first time. Sichko ran 2:18.61 to finish 20th out of 34 entrants, while frosh teammate Maya Weigel ran a personal best 2:19.37 to finish 23rd.

Junior Lauren Collins ran a strong 19:30.25 in the 5000 meters, just off her personal best, while the Sagehen duo of senior Claire Brickson and frosh Jordan Jenkins ran the 10,000-meter event, with Brickson finishing 13th in 38:52.37, and Jenkins finishing 23rd in 43:00.45.

The Sagehen track and field teams hosts the 28th annual Pomona-Pitzer Invite this Saturday on Strehle Track. Action begins at 10am.