Solid First Day for Northridge at Cal-Nevada Championships

March 27, 2010

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Junior Reindell Cole won the men's long jump with a season-best leap of 24-8.25 (7.52) as the Cal State Northridge men had a solid opening day at the Cal-Nevada Championships at UCLA's Drake Stadium.

Cole earned 10 points for the Matador men as he was the only long jumper in the field to suprass 7.5 meters.

Also in the field events on Saturday, Robert Mestas picked up one point in the javelin as his mark of 171-5 (52.25) earned him a ninth-place finish.

On the track Saturday, the Northridge men advanced several sprinters to Sunday's event finals.

The Matadors dominated the 100 meters, advancing five runners into Sunday's final. Senior Bradley Ike had the fastest time of the day clocking a 10.54. Ben Santos was sixth in a season-best 10.73 followed by David Reid (10.74) and Nic Taylor (10.76). Cole also qualified with a season-best 10.83. Cole also grabbed the ninth and final qualfying spot in the 200 meters after running a season-best 21.74.

Michael Woodham also advanced after running 14.76 to post the seventh-best qualifying time in the 110 meter hurdles.

In the 400 hurdles, both Joel Darden (54.80) and Deleon Carter (55.20) ran season-bests but did not advance to Sunday's final. Despite running a season-best 1:56.17 in the 800 meters, Gustavo Hernandez did not advance to Sunday's final.

The Cal-Nevada Championships continue on Sunday with field event finals in the triple jump, women's high jump, men's pole vault, shot put and discus. All running events will also be finals.

- GO MATADORS -