Season-Best Performances Highlight Cal Poly Invitational
March 20, 2004
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.- Several career-best performances highlighted Fresno State's appearance at the Cal Poly Invitational on Saturday afternoon in the non-scoring team meet in San Luis Obispo.
The Bulldogs garnered three first-place honors on the women's side, while the men tallied one. The lone event winner for the men's team was senior Joe Vasquez (Selma, Calif.), who recorded a personal-best 199-10 (60.91m) effort in the hammer throw.
Junior Crystal Phillips (Long Beach, Calif.) paced the women by claiming titles in the 100-meter (11.95) and 200-meter (24.71) races. Freshman Mallory Webb (Dundee, Ore.) continued her impressive rookie season with a new personal-best of 154-9.75 (47.19m) in the javelin.
On the men's side, Fresno State collected nine top-five finishes overall. Included among the performances were the following: Vasquez notching a season-high 168-9 in the discus for a third place finish, senior Trevor Chatterton (Concord, Calif.) taking second in the long jump at 22-5.25 and junior Kyle Cirrincione (Fresno, Calif.) running a 9:48.20 in the steeplechase. Fresno State's 4x400-meter relay squad clocked in second at 3:12.87.
The women were just as impressive, taking home 17 top-five finishes. Fresno State placed two athletes in the top-five of the pole vault competition, with junior Michelle Lennox (Pearl River, NY) and senior Annie Malaythong (Merced, Calif.) recording career-best marks of 12-6.25 (3.82m).
In addition to Phillips' success in the sprints, the Bulldogs were well-represented among the running events. Senior Kara June (Santa Maria, Calif.) took second in the 5000-meter (17:46.12) and fourth in the 1500-meter run (4:34.11). Freshman Zinzi Evans (Oakland, Calif.) ran a 2:13.10 in the 800-meter run, good enough for tops on the Bulldog depth chart this year.
Senior Jenny Moore (Upland, Calif.) took second in the triple jump at 39-0 (11.89m) and tied for third in the high jump at 5-4.50 (1.64m). Both were season-best marks. In the shot put, sophomore La'Sha Hill (Oakland, Calif.) was third with a toss of 43-4.75 (13.23m).
Fresno State is back in action again next weekend in a meet at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif.