'Dogs Perform Well in Outdoor Opener

    March 15, 2014

    By: Andrew Rich
    arich1221@mail.fresnostate.edu
    GoBulldogs.com

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    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.

    That started with the throwing events at Warmerdam field. Brice Sandri won the discus with a throw of 53.42 meters. In the hammer throw, Roderick Dash won with a throw of 58.71 meters.

    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.

    Winsor was very happy with the way his two freshman 800-meter runners ran on Saturday. Uriel Cabanas and Esteban Vega ran 1:54.21 and 1:54.44, respectively, to finish second and third in the 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.

    Dezirae Johnson ran a 59.99 in the 400 hurdles to win the event. She was the only time under a minute. Shakira Lewis was victorious in the 100-meter with a time of 11.92.

    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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