Matadors Dominant at Fresno State's Bulldog Invitational

FRESNO, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge men and women won all 12 of their dual meet challenges Saturday at Fresno State's Bulldog Invitational. 

In dual meet scoring, the Matador men defeated CSU Bakersfield 110-51, Cal Poly 105-67, UNLV 119-0, San Jose State 118-4, Pacific 119-0 and Fresno State 91-78. The CSUN women were largely unchallenged in dual wins over CSU Bakersfield (127-44), Cal Poly (127.50-18.5), Fresno State (110-71), Pacific (130-21), San Jose State (129-26) and UNLV (109-74).

On the men's side, Jordan Taylor ran a season-best 10.66 to win the 100 meter while Kiyoshi Johnson was fourth also running a season-best 11.03. Kenneth Stone was second in the 200 in 21.92 and fourth in the 400 meters at 49.36. Jackson Higgins was second in both the 1,500 meters (4:05.42) and the 3,000 meters (9:09.64).

After Joshua Hemphill was disqualified in the 110 meter hurdles, Kevin Finley won in a season-best 14.50 while Grant Weiss was second in 14.66. Leran Hutchings was third in the 400 hurdles in a season-best 54.44.

In the men's first 4x100 relay of the season, the team of Stone, Taylor, Chris Bryant and Hutchings won in 40.99 while the 4x400 team of Stone, Christian Carter, Alex Monsivaiz and Hutchings were second in 3:16.27.

In the field events, Reggie Trotter claimed the high jump with a season-best clearance of 2.03 with Lohnnie Tape-Jackson second also with a top height of 2.03. Zach Rosales won the shot put with a season-best throw of 16.16 with Joseph Blue second at 15.45 which is also a season-best. CSUN also had season-bests in the discus as Tyler Milton was second (49.21) and Evan Arnott was third (48.75).

On the women's side, the Matadors won all the short sprints led by Marie Veale winning both the 100 and 200 meters. Veale won the 100 in a CSUN season-best 11.57 while Chiza Eze was third (11.99) and Briana Davis (12.00) was fourth. Veale also easily broke the Matador season-best in the 200 after clocking a time of 23.37 which was the top time by .60 seconds. In the 400, Samantha Dirks won in 55.24 while Lexis Lambert was fourth in 56.62.

Kim Dargel clocked a season-best 14.59 to finish third in the 100 meter hurdles while Emma Millard captured the 400 hurdles in a season-best 1:01.48.

Alexis Pichardo had CSUN's best finish in the distance races as she was third in the 3,000 in a season-best 10:25.63 with teammate Megan Magdaleno fourth in 10:26.67.

Ashley Henry continued her solid season in the high jump winning with a top height of 1.72 while Jenna Yowell matched the CSUN season-best in the pole vault with a height of 12-7.50 (3.85). Tiana Webberley tied for second at the same height.

Jealinda Mills and Cydney Leath went 1-2 in the triple jump as Mills finished with a best of 12.06 and Leath a best of 11.99.

Monique Griffiths took first in the discus (48.41) with Mariah Counts second (46.42) and Jakayla Daniels fourth (45.04). Griffiths was also fourth in the hammer with a season-best 55.52.

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