Briefs: Aikhionbare eighth

UC Irvine's Itos Aikhionbare finished eighth in the discus throw with a mark of 155 feet, 6 inches on Saturday at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

Aikhionbare, who will be a junior in the fall, placed third in the shotput Thursday.

UCI's Kaulyn Lee-McNeill did not advance in the 400-meter hurdles Friday.

Lee-McNeill, who will be a sophomore in the fall, had a time of 1 minute, 1.17 seconds in the first round that ranked 11th-fastest among 29 competitors. The top eight advanced to Saturday's final.

— From staff reports


Devine to UCR

Sarah Devine, a former first-team All-Big West defender for the UC Irvine women's soccer team, was hired recently as an assistant coach by UC Riverside.

Devine, who spent the 2012 season as a student assistant coach for the Anteaters, replaces Lauren Barnes on the Highlanders' staff after Barnes was drafted by the Seattle Reign FC of the National Women's Soccer League.

Devine, a three-year starter, helped the Anteaters win back-to-back Big West Conference regular-season titles in 2010 and 2011. She played only three seasons, collecting three goals and four assists. She took a medical redshirt year as a freshman in 2008 and elected to forego her final season of eligibility.

UCI finished 14-4-3 in 2011 and advanced to the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

In 2010, the 'Eaters were 19-3-2, 8-0 in conference and reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

— From staff reports

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