'Dogs Perform Well in Outdoor Opener
March 15, 2014
By: Andrew Rich
By: Andrew Rich
FRESNO, Calif. -- Fresno State opened up the outdoor track and field season with the men falling to Cal Poly and the women tying the Mustangs in a dual meet at Veteran's Memorial Stadium on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
"We got some really good individual performances from the guys today," Fresno State head coach Scott Winsor said.
Freshman Kamara Biawogi ran a 52.43 in the 400-meter hurdles to win the event. The time he posted would've qualified him for last year's NCAA Championships. It was Biawogi's first collegiate race.
On the women's side, Tiera Simpson set an all-time personal-best in the triple jump with a distance of 12.06 meters. Her distance was good for second.
Junior Je'Nia Sears opened her outdoor season with a jump of 6.22 meters to win the event. Sears is a two-time NCAA-qualifier in the long jump.
The Fresno State women's relay teams were also successful on the opening day. The Bulldogs won the 4x100 relay with a time of 45.98 and also won the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:48.58.
"We can't ever be satisfied," Winsor said. "Today we left some points out there on the women's side. We just have to get everyone competing their best on the same day and we can do good things."
Fresno State is back in action next Friday and Saturday at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational.
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