March 31, 2009

Cal-Nevada Honors Pour in For Matador Track & Field

March 31, 2009

After a second place finish by the Matador men's and a third place finish by the women, Cal State Northridge was honored with four awards at the Cal-Nevada Championships last weekend at UCLA.

Sprinters Sherrina Lofton and De'Shawn Waters, jumper Reindell Cole and men's coach Don Strametz were all honored following the meet.

Lofton, who won both the 100 and 200 meters as well as running a leg of the Cal-Nevada champion 4x100 meter relay was named Women's Track Athlete of the Meet.

Waters followed suit winning both the 100 and 200 meters on the men's side. The junior from Hercules, Calif., also ran a leg of the Cal-Nevada champion 4x100 meter relay team. Waters was named Men's Track Athlete of the Meet.

Cole, a sophomore from Las Vegas, Nev., was named Men's Field Athlete of the Meet after taking home the lone Matador field event crown, the men's long jump. Cole jumped 25-1.75 (7.66) on his first attempt then held off the field. Cole's mark is a season-best and the second best outdoor long jump in the nation this season.

Head coach Don Strametz added to his already long list of coaching accolades as he took home Men's Coach of the Meet.

In addition, Northridge athletes posted eight Regional qualifying marks at the meet.

- GO MATADORS -