Women Win and Men Take 2nd in Sacramento

April 13, 2014

By: Andrew Rich

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Fresno State women's outdoor track and field team held off UNLV 133.5-131 in the team totals to win the Sacramento State Mondo Mid-Major Challenge at Hornet Stadium on Saturday.

The Bulldog men scored 128 points to finish second behind host Sacramento State.

Senior Meagan McKee won the discus throw with a seasonal-best throw of 153 feet, 1 inch (46.65 meters). Teammate Kayley Braucher set a new personal-best with a throw of 145-3 (44.27m) to finish in third. McKee also won the hammer throw and finished second in the shot put.

Kyra Johnson was another Bulldog women to win an event. She took home first place in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 59.86, just .2 seconds off her seasonal-best time. Junior Je'Nia Sears won the long jump with a leap of 20-0.25 (6.10m). Fabrina Espinoza won the triple jump with a jump of 38-11 (11.86m).

Sophomore Dezirae Johnson set a personal-best in the 400-meter with a time of 55.60 seconds to finish fourth.

On the men's side, senior Roderick Dash set a new personal-best in the hammer throw with a toss of 204-03 (62.26m) to post the top collegiate throw. It also gave him a three foot lead for the top distance in the Mountain West this season.

Fellow senior Anthony Riggins was a winner in the 100-meter dash, clocking a 10.73 second race. His time puts him fourth in the Mountain West this season. Kevin Poythress garnered a victory in the 5000-meter race, winning by almost 30 seconds with a time of 14:35.38. It was a seasonal-best mark for Poythress.

Sophomore Keane Bland won the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.64 seconds. In the 400-meter hurdles, Kamara Biawogi (52.91) and Bland (53.20) finished with the top two collegiate times.

The other Fresno State men's team athlete to bring home a win was Devin Harrison in the long jump. He recorded a jump of 24-01 (7.34m).

Fresno State went 2-3-4 in the men's 800-meter. Michael Jamieson (1:51.78), Olivier Bernard (1:51.91) and Uriel Cabanas (1:52.87) were the trio to bring home the impressive group showing.

The Bulldogs will be back in action next weekend at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif.

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