UC Irvine sophomore Charles Jock has been named All-American by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Assn.
Jock broke the UCI record in the 800 four times this season, originally besting the time of three-time Olympian Steve Scott.
He set the current standard of one minute, 46.17 seconds in the NCAA semifinals in Eugene, Ore.
Jock becomes UCI's first All-American in track and field since hammer thrower Mike Beerer was recognized in 2006. He is the first Anteater All-American in a track event since 1988, when Richard Graves gained the distinction in the 1,500.
Jock will compete in the USA Championships, June 23-27, at Des Moines, Iowa.
From staff reports