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LOS ANGELES — For the third year in a row, Occidental assistant coach Tyler Yamaguchi has been named the USTFCCCA West Region Men's Assistant Coach of the Year after another impressive season with Oxy's sprint program.
"Tyler's individual recognition is again hugely deserved," Oxy head coach Rob Bartlett said. "To be named the best assistant in the West for the third consecutive year is a huge honor."
Yamaguchi, who's in his 10th year with the program, guided Oxy to individual SCIAC Championships in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 4×100 relay and the 4×400 relay. As a group, Yamaguchi's athletes scored 113 total points at the SCIAC meet as Oxy finished second, losing by 1.5 points.
"I am so grateful for the recognition, but there are so many other people that deserve credit for the award," Yamaguchi said. "The athletes who put themselves out there in the field of competition and delivered time and time again, and also my fellow coaches and support staff whose tireless work helped make this possible."
The Tigers had 19 men's and seven women's USTFCCCA All-West Region performances.
|Gabriel Barrett-Jackson||Occidental||West||400 Meters|
|Gabriel Barrett-Jackson||Occidental||West||4×400 Relay|
|Caldwell Biddle||Occidental||West||4×400 Relay|
|Keane Collins||Occidental||West||100 Meters|
|Keane Collins||Occidental||West||4×100 Relay|
|Keane Collins||Occidental||West||Long Jump|
|Kyle Dalton||Occidental||West||4×100 Relay|
|Austin DeWitz||Occidental||West||High Jump|
|Zach Greenleaf||Occidental||West||Pole Vault|
|Jeh Johnson||Occidental||West||200 Meters|
|Jeh Johnson||Occidental||West||400 Meters|
|Jeh Johnson||Occidental||West||4×100 Relay|
|Jeh Johnson||Occidental||West||4×400 Relay|
|Andrew McCall||Occidental||West||400 Meter Hurdles|
|Hugh Pegan||Occidental||West||100 Meters|
|Hugh Pegan||Occidental||West||200 Meters|
|Hugh Pegan||Occidental||West||4×100 Relay|
|Hugh Pegan||Occidental||West||4×400 Relay|
|Melissa Braun||Occidental||West||Pole Vault|
|Isabelle Dunne||Occidental||West||400 Meter Hurdles|
|Chloe Hoeber||Occidental||West||High Jump|
|Emma Yudelevitch||Occidental||West||100 Meters|
|Emma Yudelevitch||Occidental||West||200 Meters|
The Oxy track program is sending its men's 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams, defending National Champion Hugh Pegan in the 200m and All-American Gabriel Barrett-Jackson in the 400m, along with high jumper Austin DeWitz and women's javelin thrower Sabrina Degnan to the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championship meet that begins on Thursday.
Chronological Schedule of Oxy Athletes By Pacific Time
Thursday, May 25
11:15 a.m. - Men's 4x100m Relay (Johnson, Pegan, Collins and Dalton)
Noon - Women's Javelin Prelims/Final (Degan)
12:45 p.m. - Men's 200m Prelims (Pegan)
2:15 p.m. - Men's 4x400m Relay (Barrett-Jackson, Biddle, Pegan and Johnson)
Friday, May 26
10:30 a.m. - Men's High Jump (DeWitz)
Noon - Men's 400m Prelims (Barrett-Jackson)
Saturday, May 27 (TBD on Qualifying Pending Prelims)
9:15 a.m. - Men's 4x100m Team (Johnson, Pegan, Collins and Dalton)
10:20 a.m. - Men's 400m Final (Barrett-Jackson)
11:50 a.m. - Men's 200m Final (Pegan)
1:00 p.m. - Men's 4x400m Relay Final (Barrett-Jackson, Biddle, Pegan and Johnson)