Track and Field's Melissa Price Wins Second Consecutive WAC Indoor Championship

    Senior and defending national indoor champion, Melissa Price, clears 13-4 1/2 in the vault.

    February 19, 1999

    Colorado Springs, Colo. - Senior and defending indoor national champion Melissa Price (Kingsburg, Calif.) cleared a height of 13-4 1/2 in the womens pole vault to win her second consecutive indoor WAC championship. It is Prices second best mark of the season after she cleared her season best height of 13-5 at the Silver State Invitational in Reno, Nev., on Jan. 23.

    Senior Angela Daigle (Benicia, Calif.) ran in her first meet of the season clocking a 7.53 in the 60 meters and a 24.45 in the 200 meters to earn her spot in tomorrows finals. She is the only Fresno State female to advance to the finals in running events.

    Junior E.J. Jackson (Modesto, Calif.) clocked a 6.68 in the mens 60 meters to advance to tomorrows finals along with senior Chris Jones (Los Angeles, Calif.) who ran a personal best of 48.20 in the 400 meters. Armando Negrete (Clovis, Calif.) also will advance to tomorrows 800 meters final after he crossed the finish line with a personal best of 1:56.58 in todays preliminary.

    Other Dogs advancing to tomorrows finals include senior Chris Coleman who ran a 4:26.13 in the mile and senior Ron Murray who recorded an 8.29 in the 60 meter hurdles.

    Throwers Sarah Goodlaw (Burbank, Calif.) and Luke Woydziak (Reno, Nev.) both finished eighth in the weight throw events. Goodlaw threw the 20 lb. weight a distance of 54-8 while Woydziak recorded a mark of 61-0 1/4 with the 35 lb. weight.

    The Fresno State womens squad is currently in seventh place with a score of 14 while the Bulldog men are tied for sixth with TCU at a score of 10 after two days of competition. Sophomore C.J. Nakayama (Clovis, Calif.) placed fourth in the pentathlon on Thursday to give the men five team points. After two days of competition, the women of BYU are in first place with a score of 71.50 while Wyoming leads the pack for the men with a score of 40.

    The WAC Indoor Championships resume tomorrow with the running finals beginning at noon, MTN, and ending at approximately 4 p.m., MTN. The following field events will also take place tomorrow: mens and womens triple jump, mens and womens shot put, mens high jump and mens pole vault.

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