'Dogs T&F Wins Four Times at Cal Poly

March 29, 2014

By: Andrew Rich

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- With some members competing at the University of Texas in the Texas Relays, the rest of the Fresno State track and field team competed in the Cal Poly Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

Bulldog athletes won five individual events on the day.

The first win came from senior thrower Tawnya Turton in the hammer throw. She tossed the hammer 164 feet, 9.50 inches to win by more than seven inches over teammate Kayley Braucher.

Kevin Poythress won the 3,000-meter steeplechase event in 9:16.88 to set a new personal-best. His previous best time came at last year's Mountain West Conference Championships when he ran a 9:20.16.

Sophomore Keane Bland won the 400m hurdles with a time of 54.12. He also had a second place finish in the 110m hurdles race. He finished that race in 14.42 seconds.

Njeri Omawahleh won the 200m dash in 24.57 seconds. Her time was good for the third-best time this season in the Mountain West. The Bulldogs had five of the top seven times in the event.

Fresno State saw four of their women go 2-3-4-5 in the 100m dash. The group of Shakira Lewis, Omawahleh, Tanae Turner and Chastity Fellows all finished within .35 seconds of each other.

Fresno State is back in action next weekend when they travel to Palo Alto, Calif., for the Stanford Invitational.

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