Track And Field Closes Out First Day At WAC Indoor Championships
Feb. 27, 2003
BOISE, Idaho- The Fresno State track and field squad was well-represented on the first day of competition at the 2003 WAC Indoor Championships. This year's annual event, hosted by Boise State University, kicked off with the men's and women's pentathlon on Thursday evening.
At the end of the night, both Bulldog clubs were paced by athletes who each finished third overall. On the men's side, senior Justin Schwartz (Herald, Calif.) recorded 3,473 points on the evening- good for third place among all participants. Trailing close behind was junior Trevor Chatterton (Concord, Calif.) in fourth place overall with 3,335 points and freshman David Frazeur (Mission Viejo, Calif.) in eighth place with 3,168.
Rice led the field with 13 points through the first day of competition, with Fresno State checking in second place with 12. SMU was third with 8, followed by Boise State (4) and UTEP (2).
For the women, junior Katie Christianson (Indian Wells, Calif.) won the long jump as she cleared 5.66m (18-7). Christianson finished the evening in third place with 3,709 total points. Freshman Tonisha Henson (Long Beach, Calif.) accumulated 2,961 points in ninth place.
Nevada's women's squad earned 19 points to lead the way, followed by Rice with 8 and Fresno State with 6. SMU collected 4 and Boise State 2.
The championship continues Thursday, Feb. 29 with the field events beginning at 4:00 p.m., and the track events to follow at 5:00 p.m.