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Briefs: Jock to be honored

February 14, 2012

UC Irvine two-time track All-American Charles Jock will be recognized at the San Diego Hall of Champions' 66th annual Salute to the Champions Dinner Wednesday night at the Town and Country Resort Hotel.

Jock, a senior at UCI, is one of the honorees in the 2011 Amateur Stars of the Year.

He earned a berth on the U.S. team for the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, last August following his performance in the 800 meters at the USA Track & Field Championships June 26.

In the final at Hayward Field in Eugene, Jock led for the first 700 meters and held on to finish third with a school-record time of 1:44.67, breaking his own school mark of 1:44.75 he set at the NCAA Championships earlier in June.

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Jock, a two-time, Big West Conference Athlete of the Year, was runner-up by four-hundredths of a second at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, last June 10.

The San Diego Hall of Champions recognizes amateur, collegiate and professional sports excellence of San Diego's athletes.

— From staff reports

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Estancia hoops camp coming soon

The Estancia President's Recess Basketball Camp for boys and girls runs from Feb. 20 to Feb. 24 at Estancia High.

The cost for the entire week's camp is $50 per child and each participant receives a T-shirt. The camp is from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day.

For more information on the camp and to register, contact Agustin Heredia at (760) 845-7708.

— From staff reports

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CdM alumni game coming this week

The Corona del Mar High alumni baseball game is scheduled Saturday at the school's varsity diamond.

Batting practice and a lunch provided by current baseball players' parents will take place at noon. The game is at 1 p.m. when a team made up of players from 1999 and before take on a squad of players from 2000-2011.

More information can before on the Corona del Mar High School Baseball Alumni/Foundation Facebook page or by contacting head coach John Emme at jemme@nmusd.us.

— From staff reports

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Needham to UCI

Karleene Needham, a senior at Rim of the World High, is the latest signee announced by the UC Irvine women's soccer program.

Needham had 28 goals and 14 assists in the 2010-11 season, when the three-time all-league performer was also All-CIF Southern Section.

Needham played club soccer at Legends FC (2008-10), West Coast FC (2010-11), and is currently with Platinum FC .

"[Needham] is a player who I saw for the first time from a distance across two fields," UCI Coach Scott Juniper said. "She fired a shot from 30 yards into the top corner of the net and it was such a well-taken shot I scribbled an "URGENT" note in my book to find out who she was. Since then, I have seen Kalene develop into a fearsome forward who has the potential to become a prolific goal-scorer at the D-I level."

UCI won back-to-back Big West Conference regular-season titles and went to the NCAA Tournament in 2010 and 2011, advancing to the Sweet 16 in 2010.

— From staff reports

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