February 28, 2010

Matadors Set Three School Indoor Records at MPSF Championships

Feb. 28, 2010

SEATTLE, Wash. - Cal State Northridge set three school indoor records while junior Reindell Cole posted an NCAA automatic qualifier in the long jump and Robert Robinson and Morgan Bogard posted Provisional marks at the MPSF Indoor Championships.

As a team, the Matador men placed eighth with 47 points while the women were ninth after scoring 27.50 points. UCLA claimed the men's team championship with 108.50 points while the Oregon women won the title with 133 tallies.

Cole, a junior from Las Vegas, Nev., posted the Matadors' lone NCAA automatic qualifying berth in the long jump as he finished second with a season-best 25-9.50 (7.86). Morgan Bogard claimed 10 points on the women's side as she won the weight throw with a career-best 64-0.50 (19.52). Bogard's mark is a NCAA Provisional qualifier and ranks third in Northridge indoor history. Robert Robinson took Northridge's final provisional mark in the heptathlon as he scored a career-best 5,540 points to finish second. Robinson's score is also second on the Northridge indoor list.

Also scoring for the Matador men were Derek Cooper in the shot put. Awet Hagos in the triple jump, Thomas Johnson in the high jump, Michael Woodham in the 60 hurdles, David Reid in the 200 meters and Bradley Ike in the 60 meters.

In additon to Bogard, scoring for the Northridge women were Whitney Hooks in the shot put, Stella Dugall in the triple jump, Shelese Ruffin in the long jump and the 4x400 relay team.

On the track, Ike ran a school indoor record 6.73 in the 60 meters to finish second in the event. Reid ran 21.64 to take fourth in the 200, the fourth fastest time in Matador history. Ike also fnished 11th in the 200 in a time of 21.92. In the 60 meter Hurdles, Woodham ran a lifetime-best 8.23 to take fifth and post the eighth-best time in Matador history.

For the women, Lilyana Morejon finished 14th in a stacked 5,000 meter field but set a Northridge record with a time of 16:54.77. Jackie Harrison ran the sixth fastest 400 meters in Northridge history after finishing eighth in 55.80. Jasmine Cox finished ninth in the 800 meters (2:12.53) posting the fourth-best time in Matador history. In the 60 hurdles, Dugall ran 8.73 to post the seventh-best indoor time at CSUN.

The women's 4x400 team of Harrison, Sierra Brooks, Precious Watkins and Cox ran the seventh-fastest time in school history (3:46.78) to take seventh in the MPSF.

In the field events, Lance Gonzales finished fourth in the heptathlon with a personal-best 5,268 points. Cooper's throw in the shot put of 55-10.50 (17.03) was the fourth-best in school history. Hagos' mark of 48-5.50 (14.77) in the triple jump ranks seventh at Northridge.

Ruffin, who jumped a career-best 20-0.50 (6.11) in the long jump, set a new school record in the process. Tiana Webberley posted a height of 12-1.50 (3.70) in the pole vault to move up to second in Matador indoor history. Newcomer Ashley Griffith cleared a height of 5-4.50 (1.64) in the high jump, the sixth-best mark in Matador history.

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