College Roundup: UCI men's tennis wins Big West regular-season title

MEN'S TENNIS

UC Irvine 5, Cal Poly 2

SAN LUIS OBISPO — No. 1 singles player Chris Kearney was one of five Anteaters to win in singles to help UCI win the Big West Conference regular-season title Saturday.

Sam Gould (No. 2), Fabian Matthews (No. 3), Shan Sondhu (No. 5) and Steven Henderson (No. 6) also won in singles for the Anteaters (17-6, 5-0 in conference).

Cal Poly (14-5) grabbed the No. 2 seed, finishing 4-1 in league.

UCI is the top seed in the Big West Conference Championships, which start Friday at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

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MEN'S TRACK & FIELD

O.C. Dual

FULLERTON — Cal State Fullerton beat UC Irvine, 78-68, Saturday evening.

UCI won nine events, led by senior Matt Lahti with two first-place showings. Lahti won the hammer throw with a season-best mark of 195 feet, 7inches and the discus throw at 150-2.

Thomas Hamm earned first in the pole vault with a mark of 16-1 ¼ to rank ninth in the UCI career record book.

Chris Carson won the 200 meters in a season-best 21.87, Charles Jock was first in the 400 (47.58), Sam Hyams captured the 800 in a season-best 1:52.20 and Rex Nelson placed first in the 1500 (3:56.48), also a season-best for him.

Mike Kennedy was first in the long jump at 21-0 ½ and UCI's 4x400 relay of Napoleon Greene, Dominic Jester, Cam Mitchell and P.J. Jong finished first with a time of 3:20.05.

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Orange Empire Conference Championships

RIVERSIDE — Orange Coast College's Jake Dawson, a Newport Harbor High product, won the 10,000 meters in 32 minutes, 38.68 seconds, leading a 1-2-3 sweep for the Pirates Friday at Riverside College.

Some events had preliminary competition, while others were finals.

OCC's Patrick Douglas finished second in the 10,000 in 33:17.39 and Arthur Tang was third in 33:23.40.

Pat Baker won two events in the decathlon, taking first in the 400 in 52.25 and the 1,500 in 4:40.85.

Barron Maizland won the 3,000 steeplechase in 9:58.99.

Rich Nelson won the shot put (46 feet, 6 inches).

Andrew Cruikshank won two events in the decathlon, taking first in the shot put (38-3 ½) and the discus (113-5).

OCC is in second with 93 points, behind host Riverside, which has 113 points.

The OEC Championships conclude Friday at Riverside College.

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WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD

O.C. Dual

FULLERTON — UC Irvine defeated Cal State Fullerton, 97-52, Saturday night at the Titan Track Complex.

UCI won 11 of the 18 events with a pair of double-winners. Senior Madeline Leduc was first in the long jump (18 feet, 6 ½ inches) and the triple jump (39-11 ¼), while senior Alisha Misiaita earned first place in the shot put (49-10) and improved on her No. 3 mark in Anteater history in the discus throw at 155-0.

Breeanca Fleming placed first in the 100 meters in 12.05, Sanmisola George won the 200 in 25.04 and Ericka Nowell captured the 400 in a season-best 56.92.

Other event winners for UCI were Colleen Lillig in the 1,500 in a season-best 4:38.44, Melissa Mead in the 3,000 (10:12.02), Amber Middleton in the 400 hurdles (64.04) and Amber Sangster in the hammer throw (143-11).

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Orange Empire Conference Championships

RIVERSIDE — Orange Coast College's Andrea Gayton-Jacob won the 10,000 meters in 39 minutes, 35.69 seconds to highlight three Pirate victories Friday at Riverside College.

Some events had preliminary competition, while others were finals.

OCC's Grace Adams-Handy won the 3,000 steeplechase (12:00.53). Kira Helmer won the shot put heptathlon (28 feet, 5 inches).

Meghan Foley qualified first in the 800 meters (2:18.01).

Sara Toberty qualified first in the 1,500 (4:44.81).

The women are in second with 67 points, behind rival Golden West, which has 83.5 points.

The OEC Championships conclude Friday at Riverside College.

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