Briefs: Jock remains in hunt

UC Irvine 800 meters standout advances in the event at the USA Track & Field Championships.

June 24, 2010

UC Irvine star Charles Jock finished second in his first-round heat Thursday and advanced to the semifinals of the 800 meters at the USA Track & Field Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

Jock ran a time of one minute, 47.99 seconds, sixth-fastest overall, to earn a spot in today's semifinals.

Jock was the 2010 Big West Conference champion in the event and the Big West Athlete of the Year in track. His personal best is 1:46.17, a school record.

The semifinals are at 5:30 p.m.

The final is scheduled for Sunday at noon.

— From staff reports

Chin helps U.S. lead


Former UC Irvine All-American John Chin helped the United States sweep foursome matches Thursday to take a 6-2 lead in the Palmer Cup international golf competition at Royal Portrush Golf Club.

Chin and fellow American Daniel Miernicki defeated Rhys Enoch and Andrea Pavan, one-up.

Chin, a three-time Big West Conference Player of the Year and two-time conference individual champion, will compete against David Lingmerth of Sweden in Friday's singles competition.

Also Thursday, Chin and Miernicki lost to Enoch and Pavan, three and two in a four-ball match.

— From staff reports

Local golfers shine

Newport Beach resident John Davenport and Costa Mesa resident Jake Knapp finished tied for 13th and 17th, respectively, in the ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior boys' golf tournament, completed Thursday at Mission Hills Country Club.

Davenport, who will be a junior at Corona del Mar High next fall, finished five-over-par 221, including par 72 in his third and final round. Davenport finished third in the Pacific Coast League individual tournament in 2010.

Knapp, the Orange Coast League champion as a sophomore in 2010, finished at 222, including back-to-back one-over 73s in his final two rounds. He finished third at the CIF Southern Section individual championships in May.

Brian Campbell of Irvine topped the 51-player field by shooting six-under 210.

— From staff reports

OCC duo lauded

Football tailback Ray Holley and sophomore heptathlete Liana Fuentes were named men's and women's Athlete of the Year, respectively, at Orange Coast College for 2009-10.

Holley, who is now at Louisiana Tech, set a school single-season record with 1,457 rushing yards in 2009, when the 5-foot-9, 190-pounder scored 18 of the Pirates' 20 rushing touchdowns and produced 97.2% of the team's rushing yards.

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