February 26, 2013

Zach Nagengast, UC San Diego

WALNUT CREEK - UC San Diego's Zach Nagengast has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Outdoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week for the week of Feb. 18-24.

Zach Nagengast was one of five individual event winners for the Tritons at 17th Annual Rossi Relays in Claremont, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 23. 

Nagengast, a fourth-year senior, won the discus (161'5") while placing third in the hammer throw (181'8"). Both marks were provisional NCAA qualifiers in the first meet that qualifying scores could be attained, as well as season bests.

His hammer distance was also a lifetime personal best, previously holding a mark of 173'7".