April 18, 2010

Matadors Finish Busy Weekend at Mt. SAC Relays

April 18, 2010

Cal State Northridge finished up a busy week of action as the Matadors competed at the Cal State L.A. Twilight Open, Bryan Clay Invitational and the Mt. SAC Relays.

In the main meet of the weekend at Mt. SAC, the Matador women had a solid meet on the track. Sierra Brooks ran season-bests in both the 100 and 200 meters. Brooks finished fifth in the 100 meters running 11.97 and was 13th in the 200 running 24.53. Shana Solomon also posted a season-best in the 100 clocking a time of 12.09. In the 400, Jasmine Cox posted a season-best time of 55.49 to finish sixth followed by Crystal Spears who also ran a season-best 57.72.

In the hurdles, LaShandra Batiste ran a personal-best 14.15 in the 100 meters to take 14th and also had a season-best sprint of 1:00.79 in the 400 hurdles to take 12th. In the distance events, Lilyana Morejon ran a personal-best 16:39.16 in the 5,000 meters.

Tiana Webberley finished second in the pole vault clearing 12-5.50 which is just off her season-best of 12-7.50 and Desirae Gonder was fifth in the high jump posting a best of 5-7 (1.70).

The Matador men excelled in the 200 meters as David Reid ran a season-best 21.38, Bradley Ike was just off his season-best with a time of 21.52 and Reindell Cole posted a season-best of 21.62. Ike was third in the 100 meters at 10.57 while Reid was 11th in 10.77 and Cole was 15th in 10.80.

Michael Woodham eclipsed his career-best in the 110 hurdles posting a time of 14.57 which was good for 11th in a solid field. Deleon Carter ran 56.70 in the 400 hurdles to take 17th.

The Matadors sent a small group of athletes to the Cal State L.A. Twilight Open on Thursday. On the women's side, Britteny Salvador made her first appearance of the outdoor season finishing 11th in the 200 meters (28.96), ninth in the 400 meters (65.89) and fifth in the 800 (2:45.10). Ese Ntekume also ran in the 100 meter hurdles clocking a time of 15.08 to finish fifth and Brenna Hoffman was third in the 400 hurdles in 65.21.

In the field events, Jenna Hulion was third in the high jump (4-11) while Ntekume was sixth (4-9). Megan Hill had Northridge's best pole vault clearing 12-1.50 (3.70) which is a career-best. Hulion was just behind at 11-7.75 (3.55), Brittany Hamilton was fifth at 11-1.75 (3.40) and Cristi Allen was seventh at 10-8 (3.25). Hulion also competed in the long jump taking eighth with a best of 16-5 (5.00).

For the men at Cal State LA, Owen Morse ran a season-best 11.49 in the 100 meters, Adam Marvin ran a season-best 22.85 in the 200 and also posted a time of 51.64 in the 400.

Itua Oiyemhonlan finished sixth in the high jump at 6-2.25 (1.89) while Joshua Schroder was second in the pole vault, clearing a season-best 15-0 (4.57).

At the Bryan Clay Invitational at Azusa Pacific, the Matador women got a pair of season-bests out of Whitney Hooks. Hooks matched her season-best with a toss of 47-1.50 (14.36) in the shot put and also had a season-best of 126-11 (38.68) in the discus. Morgan Bogard also had a PR of 43-0.50 (13.12) in the shot put while also finishing second in the elite section of the hammer with a mark of 183-3 (55.86). Bogard also posted a best of 149-1 (45.45) in the discus followed by Claire Morgan (141-6) and Hooks (126-11). Haylee Varner (131-6) and Morgan (120-11) also finished high in the javelin.

On the track, Vanessa Carr ran 27.06 and Erika Gallegos ran 27.58 in the 200 meters while Carr ran 1:00.96 and Natalie Wollaston ran 1:01.50 in the 400. Gallegos also ran the 800, finishing second in 2:16.14.

For the men at Azusa Pacific, several Northridge runners ran well in the 800 meters as Hunter Hays (1:59.75), Miguel Galvez (2:01.16), Danny Garcia (2:04.55) and Marvin Gonzales (2:05.06) all posted personal-bests. Hays also easily bettered his previous best in the 1,500 meters running 4:01.28 while Steven Gonzales ran 4:04.75. Juan Olea also PR'd posting a time of 4:09.05.

In the sprints, David Perez ran a season-best 58.12 in the 400 meter hurdles.

In the throws, no Matador reached their season-best as Derek Cooper threw 56-3.75 in the shot and 169-9 in the discus. Alex Butler tossed 55-3.75 in the shot and 181-11 in the hammer and Robert Mestas threw 174-11 in the javelin and James Poet threw 152-11 in the hammer.

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