Harrison Gets Win at Texas Relays

    March 28, 2014

    By: Andrew Rich
    arich1221@mail.fresnostate.edu
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    AUSTIN, Texas -- Devin Harrison highlighted the day for Fresno State track and field at the Texas Relays at the University of Texas by winning his section of the men's long jump event on Friday afternoon.

    Of the three athletes competing individually on the day, all three finished in the top five in their respective event.

    Harrison jumped 24 feet, 7.75 inches (7.51 meters) to win his section of the competition. His jump was a season-best and improved on the distance that is already top-ranked in the Mountain West Conference.

    In the women's long jump, junior Je'Nia Sears jumped 20-07 (6.27m) to break her own school-record. Her previous record was set last year with a jump of 20-5.75 (6.24m). The record breaker was good enough for a third place finish. The Fresno native had a seasonal-best jump and continues to improve her Mountain West-leading distance. LSU's Keri Emanuel won the event.

    The other Fresno State athlete to garner a top-five finish was Brice Sandri. The junior finished fifth in his section with a throw of 172 feet (52.44m). Along with Harrison and Sears, he also leads the Mountain West in his event.

    Fresno State saw its' distance medley relay team run to an 11th place finish. The team of Michael Jamieson, Brennen Davis, Uriel Cabanas and Olivier Bernard finished the race in 10:04.82. The University of Mississippi won the event.

    Saturday will be the final day of competition for the Bulldogs at the Texas Relays.

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