Anteater track athletes earn honors – Orange County Register

UC Irvine’s Tyra Jones and Paul Resong have earned All-Academic honors for the 2016-17 season, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced last week.

To qualify for the All-Academic Track & Field Team, an individual must maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 and have participated in any round of the NCAA Division I Championships (including preliminary rounds).

Jones competed in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2017 NCAA West Prelims in Austin, Texas. The rising senior qualified for the regional meet at the Big West Championships where she ran a personal-record 13.38, which stands as the second-fastest time in school history.

On the year, Jones had five top-10 finishes in the 100H and placed no lower than sixth in seven 400H races. She registered a career-best 61.39 to take third in the 400 hurdles at the Steve Scott Invitational. Jones is majoring in anthropology.

Resong advanced to the 2017 NCAA West Preliminary Round in the 4×400 relay. He teamed up with Lloyd Sicard, Brandon Howard and Isaiah Jewett to win the event at the Big West Championships in a season-best and West Regional-qualifying time of 3:09.19. It was the Anteaters’ first conference title in the 4×400 since 2012.

The quartet was impressive all year long, finishing among the top-three in four of their regular-season meets with three of those being first-place performances. Resong also scored in the 400m at the Big West Championships and ran a lifetime best 48.55 at the Mondo Team Challenge. He is an upcoming junior and is majoring in biological sciences.


UC Irvine men’s golfers Bryan Shin and Jonathan Young were named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

The Anteater duo were two of 260 Division I student-athletes to receive the distinction.

To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically, compete in at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 76.0 and maintain a minimum cumulative career grade-point average of 3.2.

A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.

Shin, who graduated in June with a degree in psychology, was a second team All-Big West performer in 2017 with a 72.13 average. His top finish of third was at the Cal…

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