Track and field breaks records at Triton Invitational

Courtesy of UCR Athletics
Courtesy of UCR Athletics

The UC Riverside track and field team turned in a record-breaking performance at UCSD in the Triton Invitational on Saturday, with Breana Jemison and Deja Watkins setting school records in the discus and shot put, respectively.

Watkins broke her week-old record with a throw of 53.59 meters, a mark good for seventh place in the event overall. Jemison’s 16.54 m heave in the shot put breaks a record set by herself on April 11, and was good for 10th place in the event.

Other performances of note on the women’s side include a 13.75 m throw in the shot put by Rachel Tice. Also, Danielle Littleton finished in sixth place in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 13.56 seconds.

On the men’s side, the Highlanders’ efforts were spearheaded by Cesar Solis’ fifth-place finish in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 3:58.86. Following Solis was Highlander Solomon Demeku-Ousman, who finished in sixth with a time of 3:59.24.

In the 400 meter, Mathew Vasel placed 10th with a time of 49.66.

Next up for the Highlanders’ track and field teams is a trip to Irvine for the Steve Scott Invitational, set to take place on May 1 and 2.

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