Men and Women Fall to Cal Poly in First Outdoor Meet

    Senior Sarah Goodlaw moves up to No. 4 on the all-time shot put list.

    March 13, 1999

    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - The Fresno State men's and women's track and field teams lost to Cal Poly today in San Luis Obispo, Calif., in the 'Dogs first outdoor meet since the indoor season ended last weekend. The men lost to the Mustangs, 114-83. The Bulldog men, however, still lead the series with Cal Poly, 35-10. The women's squad came in second with 127 points out of a three-team field that included Cal Poly and Idaho. The women are now 10-5 against the Mustangs.

    Thrower Sarah Goodlaw (Burbank, Calif.) threw personal bests in the hammer (172-8), shot put (45-6 1/4) and the discus (148-3). Her hammer mark earned her first place in today's meet while her put moved her to No. 4 on the Fresno State all-time shot put list.

    Senior Mike Ward (Salinas, Calif.), who is No. 2 on the Fresno State all-time 400 meter list with a time of 46.45, won the 400 meter race clocking a 47.96. Freshman Gabe Orosco (Tipton, Calif.) took first in the 800 meters with a personal best of 1:52.37. In the 400 meter hurdles, senior Ron Murray (Barstow, Calif.) crossed the finish line in 53.96 to earn first place. Other first place finishers for the men's squad were Luke Woydziak (hammer, 200-9), Darrell Higgins (javelin, 187-3) and Brandon Taylor (high jump, 6-2).

    Two-time NCAA champion, Melissa Price (Kingsburg, Calif.) won the pole vault competition with a mark of 13-5 1/4; Price holds the NCAA outdoor record of 13-4 1/2. Sophomore Rickisha Herron (North Hills, Calif.) took first in the triple jump leaping a personal best of 38-3 1/4. The womens 1600 meter relay team of Tamikio Simpson, Jynette Grayson, Dwanice Williams and Angela Daigle ran a 3:48.82 to take first place.

    The men's and women's track and field teams return to action next weekend in the Bulldogs first home meet of the season at Warmerdam Field. The Dogs will host Cal State Fullerton, Missouri and Cal State Northridge.

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