Matadors Claim Six Event Titles, Five By The Women's Squad, at Boise State Team Challenge

Feb. 13, 2011

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NAMPA, Idaho - Junior Precious Watkins won both the 60 and 200 meters to lead an impressive performance by the Northridge women at the Boise State Team Challenge at Jacksons Track on Saturday.

Watkins had the fastest preliminary time in the 60 meters (7.66) and improved her time to 7.64 in winning the final. She then ran 24.56 to win the 200 meters, the ninth-fastest 200 meter time in Northridge's indoor history.

Newcomer Ashley Frazier finished third in the 400 meters in a season-best 56.79 while the Matadors' top two 400 meter runners, Jasmine Cox and Jackie Harrison were both disqualified for lane violations. In the distance races, Zitlalic Ley ran 5:24.09 to finish 19th in the mile and ran 10:42.08 to place 14th in the 3,000 meters.

Alisa Jenkins posted the Matadors' third event win as she matched her season-best time of 8.95 in the 60 meter hurdles. Jenkins was followed by Frazier (9.27) in fourth and Olympia Jewett (9.31) in fifth. CSUN's two 4x400 relays finished first and fifth respectively as the team of Sherrina Lofton, Watkins, Frazier and Harrison claimed the fastest time at 3:45.89. The team of Cox, Desirae Gonder, Lauren Michaels and Sierra Brooks took fifth in 4:01.60.

In the field events, sophomore Tiana Webberley finished fourth in the pole vault with a top height of 11-11.75 (3.65) while Jenna Hulion placed seventh with a personal indoor best of 10-11.75 (3.35). Jewett finished second in the long jump with a season-best leap of 17-10.25 (5.44) while Ese Ntekume (17-4) znd Jenkins (17-4) tied for seventh and Brooks (17-2.25) was ninth. Ntekume (36-9) and Jewett (36-5.50) placed sixth and seventh respectively in the triple jump.

In the throws, Jamila McIntosh finished 20th in the shot put with a best of 29-1 (8.86) and she was 19th in the weight throw at 42-1.50 (12.84). Chelsea Wordell placed 12th in the weight throw with a top throw of 47-8.50 (14.54) and fouled in her attempts in the shot put.

Lofton posted the Matador women's final title as she won the Friday and Saturday's pentathlon competition with a career indoor best total of 3,936 points.

For the CSUN men on the track, Sean Alfino, David Reid and Michael Woodham all finished in the top-six in the 60 meters as Alfino was third in 7.06, Reid was fourth in 7.07 and Woodham was sixth in a season-best 7.11. Reid had the Matadors' top time in the 200 meters as he ran a season-best 21.81 to take second. Carl Horsley was sixth in 22.00, his first 200 meter race of the season while Noah Blue was 14th in 23.19. Horsley also ran well in the 400 meters as he finished fourth in a season-best time of 48.99. Trevor Carroll was just behind in eighth place (49.96) and Jerrid Lewis placed ninth in 50.43.

Woodham was second in the 60 hurdles running an indoor personal-best 8.13 which is the seventh fastest time in CSUN indoor history. Kevin Finley was fourth (8.46), Blue was (8.48) and Donovan Toban was seventh (8.59).

CSUN sent out three 4x400 relay teams and the Matadors finished 1-2 while the third team was disqualified for a lane violation. The team of Horsley, Lewis, Finley and Blue took the top time at 3:21.00 while the squad of Carroll, Khalid Jones, Reid and Toban were second in 3:24.42. The team of Woodham, Darquis Woodham, Oshunluyi Olatonbosun and Bobby Workman failed to finish.

In the distance events, Gustavo Hernandez finished a CSUN-best fifth in the 800 meters in a career-best 1:55.63 which ranks ninth on the Matador indoor list. Steven Gonzales was 10th in the mile clocking a time of 4:33.35, the best of the season for the Matadors.

In the field, Itua Oiyemhonlan took fourth in the high jump with a top height of 6-2.25 (1.89) which is a personal career-best. In the pole vault, Matt Todd was third with a clearance of 15-7 (4.75) which is a season-best. Finley was fourth at 14-7.25 (4.45). Toban took fifth in the long jump with a top leap of 22-0.75 (6.72) while Jory Rucker was eighth with a mark of 21-3.50 (6.49). Toban was fourth in the triple jump with a best of 45-10 (13.97).

Jose Aviles was the lone Matador thrower as he finished 10th in the shot put (42-5.50) and 15th in the weight throw (40-5).

Cal State Northridge will next be in action at the MPSF Indoor Championships which will take place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25-26 at Dempsey Indoor in Seattle, Wash.