Women Make Strong Showing at USTCA Challenge in Florida

    Senior Angela Daigle sets a new Fresno State record in the 200 meters.

    May 2, 1999

    Fresno, Calif.- The Fresno State women put up some of their best performances of the season at the United States Track Coaches Association Challenge in Gainesville, Florida as they took on the Gators, Florida State and Illinois. The host Gators won the event with 200 total points, followed by Florida State (160), Fresno State (142), and Illinois (122).

    Senior Angela Daigle (Benecia, Calif.) broke her own school record in the 200 when she ran to a second place finish in a time of 23.62. Daigles previous record of 23.66 was set at last years WAC Championships. In addition to her performance in the 200, Daigle took fourth in the 100 in a time of 11.67, and was on the 4x100 and 4x400 teams, each finishing fourth.

    Melissa Price (Kingsburg, Calif.) continues to prove her title as the nations top female pole vaulter as she ran away with the pole vault title, tying her season best with a jump of 14-0. Freshman Brooke Lankard (Visalia, Calif.) finished second, clearing a height of 12-0.

    Freshman Jennifer Smith (Lake in the Woods, Calif.) took third in the 3000 with a time of 10:27.97, while sophomore Brianna Denley (Prunedale, Calif.) set a new PR in the 1500 with a time of 4:47.56, finishing fourth.

    Sarah Goodlaw (Burbank, Calif.) finished in the top five in each of the four throwing events, with her best showing being a second-place finish in the shot put. Also in the put, senior Brooke Aderman (Pleasanton, Calif.) set a new PR with a put of 33-3 1/4.

    The Bulldogs next meet will be Friday, May 7, at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. On Saturday, May 8, they will travel to Modesto for the Modesto Relays.

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