Track & Field: Men's Relay Team and NCAA Champion Price Take First in Reno

The Bulldogs fare well in second indoor meet of the season.

January 30, 1999

Reno, Nev. - The seniors led the way as the Fresno State mens and womens track and field teams competed at the Wolf Pack Invitational in Reno, Nev., today.

Senior Melissa Price (Kingsburg, Calif.) cleared a height of 13-1 1/2 today at the Wolf Pack Invitational in Reno, Nev., to win the pole vault invitational event. The returning NCAA champions personal best in the event is 13-10 which she set at last years NCAA Indoor Championships.

Also finishing in first place today was the mens 4 x 400 meter relay team (Chris Jones, Ramsey Jay, Ron Murray, Mike Ward) with a time of 3:15.38 - a season best for the relay team.

Junior two-time All-American E.J. Jackson (Modesto, Calif.) posted a season best time of 6.23 in the mens 55 meters to place second - missing first place by 1/100th of a second. And senior Mike Ward (Salinas, Calif.) took second place in the 200 meters with a time of 21.48 in his first competition of the season.

Junior Jim Davis (Godley, Texas) set a personal record in the pole vault clearing 17-8 1/2. In the middle distance events, senior Chris Coleman (Lemoore, Calif.) ran a personal best of 4:19.49 to take second while senior Alex Ramirez (Stockton, Calif.) garnered third place finishes in both the mile and the 3,000 meters.

Senior Stephanie Rivera (Stockton, Calif.) finished in second place in the womens 5,000 meters (19:38.74) and senior Tamikio Simpson (San Jose, Calif.) took third in the 400 meters (56.87).

Senior Luke Woydziak (Reno, Nev.) threw a personal best of 60-10 to finish third in the 35 lb. weight throw. And in the triple jump, freshman Duran Archie (Fresno, Calif.) took third improving his personal best by one inch to 48-1 3/4.

The mens and womens track and field teams will next compete at the Cal State Bakersfield Invitational next Saturday, Feb. 6.

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