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Men's Track & Field

UCI junior leads virtually all of 800-meter final, but is edged at the finish line.

June 11, 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa —UC Irvine junior Charles Jock placed second in the final of the 800 meters at the NCAA Track & Field Championships Friday night at Drake University.

Jock, who led virtually the entire race, was edged by four-hundredths of a second at the finish line by Virginia's Robby Andrews. Andrews ran 1 minute, 44.71 seconds and Jock broke his own school record with a time of 1:44.75 in earning eight team points with his runner-up finish.

Oregon's Elijah Greer finished third in 1:45.06 as the top three finishers eclipsed the previous Drake Stadium record of 1:45.23.

Jock went out fast, recording splits of 24.59 seconds at 200 meters, 49.85 at 400 and 1:17.22 at 600.

Andrews was near the back of the pack coming around the final turn and used a ferocious kick down the straightaway, moving just ahead of Jock on the outside at the finish. Andrews, a sophomore, was runner-up in the 800 at last year's NCAA Outdoor Championships.

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Jock's previous school record was 1:45.19, which he set in winning the Elite Invitational 800 at the Mt. SAC Relays Apr. 16.

He is scheduled to compete at the USA Championships June 23-26 in Eugene, Ore.

- From staff reports

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