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Anteaters' Jock singled out

College Track & Field

UCI junior track standout named Big West Athlete of the Week after breaking school record in 800 meters.

April 20, 2011

UC Irvine junior Charles Jock has been named the Big West Conference Athlete of the Week in men's track following his record-setting performance at the Mt. SAC Relays.

Jock won the Invitational Elite 800 meters with a school-record time of 1 minute, 45.19 seconds at Hilmer Lodge Stadium in Walnut on Saturday. That time ranks No. 1 in the U.S. and fourth in the world this year.

Jock, who broke his own school mark of 1:45.65 set last year, originally became UCI's record-holder in the 800 in March 2010 when he beat the previous mark (1:47.6) held for 32 years by three-time Olympian and six-time All-American Steve Scott in 1978.

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This is the third Big West weekly honor for Jock this season and the sixth in his career.

Jock earned All-America honors last year and was a gold-medalist in the 800 for the U.S. at last July's North American, Central American and Caribbean U-23 Championships. He was also named the 2010 Big West Conference Athlete of the Year in men's track.

— From staff reports

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