Track & Field: Men Take Second at Cal/Nevada Championships

Six Bulldogs garner first place finishes at meet in San Diego over the weekend.

April 25, 1999

San Diego, Calif. - The Fresno State mens track and field team finished in second place today just four points behind Cal at the sixth annual Cal/Nevada Championships which wrapped up its second day of competition in San Diego, Calif. The Dogs, who won last years meet at Ratcliffe Stadium, tallied a team score of 134 for their finish while Cal won the meet with 138. UCLA placed third with 107 points.

Six Bulldogs won their events including junior All-American, Jim Davis, who cleared a personal best of 17-10 1/2 in the pole vault moving him to No. 5 on the Fresno State All-Time Best list. Senior Luke Woydziak also took first with a personal best hammer throw of 212-8 moving him to No. 3 in the Fresno State record books. Both Davis and Woydziaks marks are provisionally qualifying ones.

The mens 4x100 meter relay team, made up of E.J. Jackson, Tierre Sams, Mike Ward and Daunte Burks, finished first with a personal best time of 40.13. Jackson also won the 100 meter dash clocking a 10.47 (w: 2.7) and Ward won the 200 meter dash with a time of 21.10.

Senior Brandon Taylor recorded a 23-2 1/2 mark in the long jump to win the event.

Other top finishers for the Dogs were: Tierre Sams, 100 meters (3rd-10.55), Gabe Orosco, 800 meters (2nd-1:51.80), Tim Padilla, steeplechase (4th-9:16.14) and Darrell Higgins, javelin (3rd-194-4).

The men return to action Sun., May 2, when they travel cross country to Gainesville, Fla., for a U.S. College Series meet with Florida and Florida State.

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