Junior Jim Davis earns his second WAC Championships in the pole vault today with a mark of 17-4 1/2
February 20, 1999
Colorado Springs, Colo. - Junior Jim Davis (Godley, Texas) cleared a height of 17-4 1/2 in the pole vault at the WAC Indoor Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo., today to win the competition and clinch his second conference championship. Last year, Davis won the WAC outdoor championships in the pole vault with a mark of 17-2 3/4. Today s mark is Davis second best of the season after he cleared 17-8 1/2 at the Wolf Pack Invitational in Reno, Nev., on Jan. 30. Both marks provisionally qualify Davis for the NCAA Indoor Championships coming up March 5-6 in Indianapolis, Ind.
As a team, the Bulldog men finished in fifth place with a score of 56.50. BYU repeated last years finish winning the mens competition with a score of 134. TCU came in second with 92 points.
The Fresno State women placed tenth overall with a score of 27.50 after placing second at last years conference championships. And as the Cougars did last year, BYU won the womens competition with a dominating score of 181.50 followed by SMU in second place with 67 points.
Freshman Duran Archie (Fresno, Calif.) out of Hoover High School placed second in the triple jump with a personal best of 49-5 1/2. His previous best was 48-1 3/4 which he recorded at the Wolf Pack Invitational in Reno, Nev., on Jan. 30. The mile relay team made up of Chris Jones, Ramsey Jay, Mike Ward and Gabe Orosco finished in third place with a time of 3:15.95. Chris Jones (Los Angeles, Calif.) ran a personal best of 47.49 to place fourth in the 400 meters and provisionally qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships. And junior Armando Negrete (Clovis, Calif.) clocked a personal best of 1:55.45 in the 800 meters to place fourth.
For the women, Angela Daigle (Benicia, Calif.) finished fourth in the 60 meters with her second best time of the season (7.56) and fifth in the 200 meters with a season best time of 24.34. Sarah Goodlaw (Burbank, Calif.) took fourth in the shot put with a personal best of 47-4 1/2.
Some members of the Fresno State mens and womens track and field teams will next participate at the NCAA Indoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., March 5-6. The outdoor track and field season resumes on March 13 as the Bulldogs will compete in a track meet hosted by Cal Poly SLO.
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