March 10, 2012 By Brienne Doan
By Brienne Doan
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.- - The Fresno State men's and women's track and field team competed against Cal Poly in a dual meet in San Luis Obispo on Saturday. The 'Dogs had a total of 13 first place finishes combined between the men and women.
"We came up a little short this year on both the men's and women's side but, I felt we fought hard and had a successful day," said head coach Scott Winsor.
The Bulldogs took first place in seven running events and six field events. The women lost a tough battle to Cal Poly 97-88 but had multiple stand-out performances.
Senior Shanelle Stephens, who was feeling under the weather, sprinted across the finish line taking first place in the 100-meter dash finishing with a time of 12.02. Tanae Turner trailed behind Stephens finishing in second place. Turner and Stephens were both members of the 4x100-meter relay team that beat Cal Poly, finishing first.
Turner turned around and took first place in the 200-meter dash finishing with a time of 25.41.
"I thought Tanae Turner ran well all day today," Winsor said. "She took first in the 200-meters and ran a great leg in the 4x100-meter relay. She really stepped up for the team today with Shanelle not feeling 100 percent."
Latrisha Jordan swept the hurdle events placing first in the 100 and 400-meter hurdles. Jordan finished the 100m hurdles in 14.47 and the 400-meter hurdles in 1:02.87.
Kristin Galvez and freshman Lyndise Etherton both took away personal-records in the 3,000-meters.
In the women's field events J'Quyra Moncur-Blue took first place in the hammer throw with a heave of 52.99 meters. Meagan McKee finished second throwing 52.78-meters. McKee took the first place title in the shot put with a throw of 15.29-meters. Christina Cabias won the javelin throwing 42.81-meters.
"The women in the throws did an excellent job all day today once again, they continue to do extremely well in the hammer throw and the shot put but one area we need to improve on is the discus throw," Winsor said. "I think we have some talent in that area that we need to touch on and once we get it down we can do some damage in that event."
On the men's side, the Bulldogs fell to the Mustangs 99-87. The men had a strong showing as they continue to lift off their season.
Remington Blair took home a first place finish in the 400-meters crossing the finish line in 48.45 seconds. Cameron Parker finished first in the 100m in 10.68 and finished second in the 200-meter dash following behind Devin Harrison who placed first with a time of 21.63 seconds.
Harrison and Blair were both members of the 4x400-meter relay team and helped the Bulldogs take first place as they beat Cal Poly with a time of 3:18.02.
The men's team took first in the high jump, long jump, and triple jump. Harrison took first in the long jump, jumping 7.52-meters. Darian Hutson placed first in the high jump with a jump of 2.00-meters. Justin Lovingood established a first place finish in the triple jump leaping 15.10-meters while Emmanuel Jackson jumped behind him taking second place.
Gabriel Acero took first place in the men's hammer throw, throwing a lifetime personal-record of 55.19-meters.
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