UC Irvine junior Charles Jock has been named Big West Conference Athlete of the Year in men's track for the second consecutive year.
He ranks No. 1 in the NCAA and second in the U.S. in the 800 meters this season with a time of 1 minute, 45.19 seconds, accomplished in winning the Elite Invitational 800 at the Mt. SAC Relays April 16. The effort broke his own school record.
Jock was named the Athlete of the Meet for the second straight year at the Cal/Nevada Championships after winning the 800 in 1:47.18 March 27 in Claremont. This was the third straight year that he won the 800 at that meet.