May 25, 2013

Carl Horsley Continues to Shine at NCAA West Preliminary Track Championships

AUSTIN, Texas - Cal State Northridge's Carl Horsley rewrote the Matador outdoor record book for the second straight night as the junior ran a lifetime-best 20.73 to advance to the quarterfinal round of the 200 meters on day two of the NCAA West Preliminary Round Friday at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Horsley's blistering 20.73 was .04 better than Joe Criner's 15-year old school record of 20.77. On Thursday, the junior from Oakland ran a blistering 10.23 in the opening round of the 100 meters to also break Criner's record of 10.30 which stood since 1998.

Friday's 100 meter quarterfinal times were slower after a long weather delay but Horsley's time of 10.48 was the fifth-best time of the night and advanced the CSUN sprinter to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon (June 5-8).

By running a 200 meter time of 20.73, Horlsey has acheived the "B" standard and is just .03 away from the "A" standard for the USA Outdoor Nationals which will be held June 19-23 in Des Moines, Iowa. 

Also on the track Friday, Le'Shel Vines and Hafsatu Kamara each competed in their second event of the meet, the 200 meters. Vines ran 24.42 to finish sixth in heat three followed by Kamara who was seventh in 24.59. Vines wound up 36th overall while Kamara was 41st. Both sprinters are scheduled to run in the 4x100 relay on Saturday.

Friday's weather clearly affected the field events as several were stopped midway through for rain and lightning delays. Tiana Webberley got off to a good start in the pole vault but wound up 36th with a top height of 12-2 (3.71).

"The weather completely messed up the vault," said Matador head coach Avery Anderson. "Tiana looked good and was jumping great but didn't make it. It's a bad deal with the weather, especially in that event, but it comes with the territory."

In the women's discus, Monique Griffith finished third in her flight and 18th overall with a top mark of 162-5 (49.50). Tucker Weathers competed in the men's shot put and was second in his flight and 26th overall with a best mark of 54-10.25 (16.72).

On Saturday, Cydney Leath and Marissa Rossi each will make their NCAA debut in the women's triple jump (11:30 a.m.) while Donovan Toban will compete in the men's triple jump (4 p.m.). The men's and women's 4x100 teams will compete Saturday afternoon as will Horsley who is attempting to advance in the 200 meters.

2013 NCAA WEST PRELIMINARY ROUND, DAY 2
Hosted by the University of Texas at Austin

WOMEN'S DISCUS - PRELIMS - 1. Jessica Maroszek, Kansas (181-0, 55.18) ... 18. Monique Griffith (162-5, 49.50).

WOMEN'S POLE VAULT - PRELIMS - 1. Bethany Buell, South Dakota (13-5.75, 4.11) ... 36. Tiana Webberley (12-2, 3.71).

MEN'S SHOT PUT - PRELIMS - 1. Ryan Crouser, Texas (62-11.25, 19.18) ... 26. Tucker Weathers (54-10.25, 16.72).

MEN'S 100 METERS - SEMIFINALS - 1. Charles Silmon, TCU (10.23) ... 5. Carl Horsley (10.48).

WOMEN'S 200 METERS - 1ST ROUND - 1. Paris Daniels, Kansas (22.98) ... 36. Le'Shel Vines (24.42) ... 41. Hafsatu Kamara (24.59).

MEN'S 200 METERS - 1ST ROUND - 1. Justin Austin, Iowa (20.57) ... 8. Carl Horsley (20.73).

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