Fresno State Women Make Their Mark at Woody Wilson

Two meet marks set.

April 19, 1999

Fresno, Calif. - The Bulldogs broke or tied two meet records this past Saturday at the Woody Wilson Invitational, hosted by UC Davis. There were no team scores kept at the event.

Pole vaulter Brooke Lankard (Visalia, Calif.) set a personal, meet and stadium record when she cleared 12-5 1/2 to take first place. This was Lankards first successful attempt above 12 feet and puts her second on Fresno States all-time top-ten list. The mark also provisionally qualifies her for the NCAA Championships in June. Aleyna Tomate (Clovis, Calif.) also competed in the pole vault, finishing fourth at a height of 10-8.

The Dogs 4x100 relay team of Jynette Grayson (Stockton, Calif.), Mahea Enos (Mesa, Ariz.), Tamikio Simpson (San Jose, Calif.) and Dwanice Williams (Modesto, Calif.) tied a meet record by winning the 4x100 relay in 46.91. Nevada set the mark at 46.91 last year.

In addition to her role on the winning 4x100 relay, Simpson was a double winner for the Bulldogs, taking first in the 100 (12.17) and 200 (24.75). Both marks were personal bests. Grayson was the winner in the 400 with a PR of 55.58, and Jennifer Smith (Lake of the Pines, Calif.) ran a PR of 18:10.77 in the 5000 on her way to a first-place finish.

Other Dogs setting personal best marks were Brianna Denley (Prunedale, Calif.) in the 1500 (4:55.09-10th); Taylor Brown (Visalia, Calif.) in the long jump (15-9 3/4-12th); Andrea Stelter (Fresno) in the shot put (35-5-16th) and Amanda Walthour (Hilmar, Calif.) in the hammer (149-3-6th). On Sunday a select group competed in the 41st Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut California. Senior Angela Daigle (Benicia, Calif.) competed in the 100 and 200, winning the 200 in a season best time of 23.84. Thrower Sarah Goodlaw also made the trip to Walnut.

UP NEXT: Cal/Nevada Championships

The Bulldogs will head down to San Diego to take part in the annual Cal/Nevada Championships. Last years meet was held at Warmerdam Field in Fresno with the women finishing second to UCLA. Fresno States Melissa Price (Kingsburg, Calif.) was named the female field athlete of the meet when she set a meet and then-NCAA record of 14-0 in the pole vault, beating the old record by over a foot-and-a-half. Angela Daigle took third in the 100 and second in the 200, and Danielle Beechick dominated the distance events with wins in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters

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