Championship Wraps Up With Three Continuing On To Olympic Trials
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NCAA Division I Track and Field Championship Results
On the final day of competition at the NCAA Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa at Drake Stadium, UC Riverside’s Travis Smith finished 20th in the men's shot put and earned honorable mention All-American recognition. The Highlander junior threw for 59-feet, 10-inches on his third and final attempt after fouling on his first two attempts.
After earning All-American honors this week in Des Moines, three Big West athletes will move on to the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., June 22-July 1.
The Olympic hopefuls include UC Irvine’s Charles Jock who won the men’s 800-meter race on Friday and became the first Anteater in 34 years to claim an NCAA individual title. Jock's Big West rival, Ryan Martin of UC Santa Barbara will also compete at the Olympic Trails in the 800 meters. Martin took fourth at the NCAA meet.
NCAA women’s heptathlon runner-up, Barbara Nwaba of UC Santa Barbara will travel to Eugene for the Trials in the multi's. Nwaba scored 5,927 points at the championship and set both Big West and Gaucho records this season.