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May 28, 2008
The UC Irvine men’s golf team has been to the NCAA Championships twice before, but the Anteaters will try for an unprecedented accomplishment in the tournament that starts today on The Kampen Course at Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex in West, Lafayette, Ind. UCI will attempt to make the final cut of 15 teams which is determined after the third round, a feat that previous Anteater teams did not complete in 1992 and 2001. The 72-hole tournament will have 18 holes of competition each day, with final day being Saturday.
NEWS
May 30, 2009
TRACK AND FIELD NCAA West Regional EUGENE, Ore. — UC Irvine juniors Lauren Collins and Alisha Misiaita qualified for the NCAA Championships following their performances Saturday at Hayward Field. Collins finished third in the high jump with a mark of 6 feet, 1/2 inch to finish third, as the top five finishers in individual events at the regional advance to the NCAA Championships at Fayetteville, Ark., June 10-13. Amber Kaufman of Hawaii-Manoa won the event at the regional with a mark of 6-1 1/2 . Misiaita placed fifth in the shot put with a mark of 50-10 1/4 as Sarah Stevens of Arizona State was first at 55-9 3/4 . The UCI men’s 4x400 relay just missed earning a berth in the NCAA meet.
SPORTS
May 21, 2006
TUCSON, Ariz. ? The UC Irvine men's golf team concluded its season on the third day of the NCAA West Regional at the Tucson National Golf Club on Saturday. The Anteaters were in eighth place overall going into Saturday's action, but fell to 16th place by shooting a six-over-par 294 to finish with a three-day score of 861. Arizona and Florida tied for the first place with 54-hole totals of 827. Other teams advancing to the NCAA Championships include Arizona State (840), Washington (840)
SPORTS
November 24, 2007
UC Irvine senior Eddie Erazo was named Big West Conference Athlete of the Week in men’s swimming, following his performance at the recent UC Irvine Nike Cup. Erazo won the 200-yard butterfly in 1 minute, 44.54 seconds on Nov. 17 at Belmont Plaza to set a meet record and qualify for the NCAA Championships for the second straight year. He also posted times of 49.14 in the 100 butterfly, 49.57 in the 100 backstroke and 1:50.50 in the 200 individual medley at three-day event.
SPORTS
July 5, 2007
Newport Harbor High product Esther Lofgren was one of three Radcliffe Crew (Harvard) rowers named recently to the Pocock All-America Lightweight Team. A first-team selection, Lofgren has been instrumental as a junior six seat in the varsity eight for Radcliffe. She helped the Crimson place 11th at the NCAA Championships after missing the championships the previous year for the first time since 1997. Lofgren, who began as a member of the Newport Aquatic Center junior team, attends Harvard, whose women's rowing team competes as Radcliffe Crew.
NEWS
February 28, 2008
UC Irvine senior Eddie Erazo was named Big West Conference Male Swimmer of the Year after winning three individual events at the Big West Championships, completed Saturday. Erazo won the 100-yard backstroke, in a meet record 47.89 seconds, the 100 butterfly (47.60) and the 200 fly (1:43.82). Erazo is qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second straight season in all three events. He was named Big West Athlete of the Week twice this season and is a 10-time Big West champion.
NEWS
August 30, 2002
Steve Virgen UC IRVINE -- The UC Irvine men's golf team will try to make like the Lakers and win its third championship this year. Yet, unlike the Lakers, the Anteaters, the back-to-back Big West Conference champions, don't plan to wait to turn on the switch late in the season or in the playoffs. UCI Coach Paul Smolinski wants that proverbial switch on throughout the year, especially since there are lofty goals. The Anteaters are setting their sights on Stillwater, Okla.
NEWS
May 14, 2005
The UC Irvine women's golf team will be making its first trip to the NCAA championships in the program's four-year history when play begins Tuesday at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Ore. UCI, which finished in a tie for sixth at the NCAA West regional to qualify for the finals, is currently ranked 26th in the nation by Golfstat.com. The Anteaters join Ohio State, Duke, Furman, Pepperdine, Virginia, Tulane, Florida, Washington, Auburn, Texas A & M, Missouri, Arizona State, Tulsa, Purdue, Michigan State, Arkansas, UCLA, Tennessee, California, USC, Oklahoma State, Brigham Young and Stanford in the tournament field.
SPORTS
May 10, 2013
WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD Big West Championships NORTHRIDGE - UC Irvine sophomore Itos Aikhionbare finished second in the shotput with a throw of 50 feet 11 1/2 inches during the first day of the two-day competition at Cal State Northridge on Friday. UCI's Carlotta Pham finished sixth in the 10,000 meters. Megan Benson ran a 14.07 in the 100-meter hurdle preliminaries and advanced to Saturday's final. The time is the fifth fastest in UCI history. UCI's Paige Bushnell also moved on to the 100 hurdles final (14.18)
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SPORTS
January 7, 2014
Jeff Perkins took over as UC Irvine track and field and cross country coach on Jan. 1. Perkins, who joined the UCI staff in 2007, served the past four years as associate head coach for Vince O'Boyle, who retired Dec. 31 after 32 seasons with the 'Eaters. "I would like to thank [Athletic Director] Mike Izzi and his administration for believing in me to take over this program, and giving me the opportunity to replace a legend here at UCI in Vince O'Boyle," Perkins said. "I am looking forward to the many challenges that a head coach has to face and continuing to build on an already stellar reputation that Coach O'Boyle has set forth in the 32 years that he has led this program.
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SPORTS
September 25, 2013
Vince O'Boyle, whose coaching tenure is the second longest in the history of UC Irvine athletics, has announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31. O'Boyle is in his 32nd season as head coach of the Anteaters men's and women's cross country programs, and his 30th as director of the UCI men's and women's track & field programs after serving two seasons as an assistant track coach. During his UCI career, O'Boyle has been named Big West Conference Coach of the Year 20 times in cross country and track & field.
SPORTS
May 22, 2013
Three members of the UC Irvine men's track and field team have qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas. Senior Sam Hyams and sophomore Riley Martin will compete in the 1,500 meters. The first round is scheduled for Thursday at 4 p.m. at Mike A. Myers Stadium. Twenty-four runners from the first round will advance to the quarterfinal Saturday at 4:45 p.m. Hyams has a top time this season of 3 minutes, 46.21 seconds that he ran in the Beach Invitational at Cerritos College April 20. He competed in the 1,500 at the 2011 NCAA West Preliminary Round.
SPORTS
May 22, 2013
Sophomore Itos Aikhionbare and junior Lacey Surak will represent the UC Irvine women's track and field team in the NCAA West Preliminary Round at Austin, Texas. Aikhionbare will compete in the discus throw Friday at 10 a.m. and the shotput Saturday at 4 p.m. She set the school record in the discus with a mark of 51.63 meters (169-5) in the Beach Invitational at Cerritos College April 20. Aikhionbare has a top mark in the shotput this season of 15.67 meters (51-5) that she recorded at the Oxy Invitational May 4. That mark is No. 2 in the UCI record book.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | May 13, 2013
They can say that they were part of the longest NCAA women's water polo championship game in history. More importantly for Newport Harbor High graduates Kaleigh Gilchrist and Nicolina McCall, as well as Newport Beach native Chelsea Silvers (Mater Dei), they can say they're national champions. USC freshman Anni Espar scored from long distance in the third sudden-death overtime period, lifting the Trojans to a 10-9 victory over Stanford in the NCAA title match Sunday at Harvard University.
SPORTS
May 10, 2013
WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD Big West Championships NORTHRIDGE - UC Irvine sophomore Itos Aikhionbare finished second in the shotput with a throw of 50 feet 11 1/2 inches during the first day of the two-day competition at Cal State Northridge on Friday. UCI's Carlotta Pham finished sixth in the 10,000 meters. Megan Benson ran a 14.07 in the 100-meter hurdle preliminaries and advanced to Saturday's final. The time is the fifth fastest in UCI history. UCI's Paige Bushnell also moved on to the 100 hurdles final (14.18)
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | May 14, 2012
Off-season weight training began Monday for the UC Irvine men's volleyball team, which capped its 2012 season with the program's third national championship in three seasons. Scott Kevorken, a sophomore middle blocker in 2012, said it was different not seeing departing seniors such as Carson Clark, Dan McDonnell, Kevin Carroll, Will Montgomery and Austin D'Amore. D'Amore sat down with me following the team's on-campus celebration last week to add some perspective on his four years in the program.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | May 4, 2012
If they aren't the two best teams in the nation, they are, perhaps, the most undeniable. UC Irvine (25-5), ranked No. 2 in the final national poll and seeded No. 1 in the four-team NCAA Championship, takes on No. 1-ranked USC (24-5), the No. 2 seed, in the NCAA title match Saturday at 7 p.m. at USC's Galen Center. The Anteaters, who have won two of three matches with the Trojans this season, are aiming for the program's third national crown. UCI, in its fourth Final Four in seven seasons, won NCAA championships in 2007 and 2009.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | April 28, 2012
LOS ANGELES - There was nothing to lose … but the season itself. And there is, after all, nothing more important in the extant life of a college athlete. The UC Irvine men's volleyball team gave a lesson on life extension, rallying twice in three days from an 0-2 deficit in games to claim victory and the title of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament at USC's Galen Center. Saturday night, it was a 20-25, 25-27, 25-21, 25-21, 15-12 win over Stanford, as the No. 2-ranked Anteaters followed up their thrilling five-game win over top-ranked USC on Thursday with yet another improbable comeback.
SPORTS
By Bryce Alderton | April 26, 2012
Five more golfers will crash this year's Jones Cup. The neighborhood tradition will include players from Irvine's Shady Canyon Golf Club for the June 27 event at Newport Beach Country Club. The team of five will include director of golf Brian Gunson and head professional Kirk Manley. Manley went to Big Canyon Country Club for last year's Jones Cup, and Gunson said he and others discussed the idea of participating in the Jones Cup. "We wanted to take part in team play and it's good to get together," Gunson said.
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