Bulldogs Set Personal Marks at Invite

April 7, 2012


By Jennifer Jones

FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State men's and women's track and field teams completed day one of the Stanford Invitational late Friday night. Junior Derek Oliver and freshman Je'Nia Sears each won their respective events, setting personal records in the process.

"Derek has been coming along for a long time and has been throwing very well," said head coach Scott Winsor.

Oliver threw 60.07m in the javelin event, beating his previous personal record by 2.44m. Sears won the long jump in the collegiate division with a 5.92m mark.

"She hit two good ones first and second jump," said Winsor.

The mark just edged out her previous best by 0.11m

Two other Bulldogs set personal marks during day one. Sophomore Olivier Bernard ran 3:50.39 in the 1500-meters and placed third. Fellow sophomore AnaManu Folau threw her best mark of the year in the shot put. She finished second in the Collegiate Division with a 13.79m toss.

"Olivier ran a good race and the throwers in general are doing very well," added Winsor.

Eight other Bulldogs finished top 10 in their respective events, including three in the women's hammer throw. Click here for complete results from day one.

Field competition continues tomorrow, April 7 along with relays and middle distances on the track.

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