'Dogs Score Personal-Bests in Sacramento
April 17, 2010
FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State track and field scored season-bests across the field Saturday at the Sacramento State Mondo Invitational at Hornet Stadium. The'Dogs moved up among Western Athletic Conference standings in multiple events as the team competed in the six-team invitational.
Cameron Parker ran a big career-best mark in the 100. The freshman timed in at 10.64, the Wac's fourth-best mark of the season. Parker took third overall and first among collegiate competitors.
Val-Pierre Dai'Re picked up a silver medal finish in the 400. Dai'Re's time of 48.69 is the second-best in the conference standings.
Cody Alves scored a personal-best of 1:54.11 in the 800 for a 10th place finish. Max Hernandez also nabbed a career-best for the distance racers. Hernandez crossed the finish line the 5,000 at 16:04.50 to take eighth.
Jordan Smith cleared a team- and career-best 6-4 (1.93m) in the high jump, taking fifth in the event. Jordan moves in to fifth in the WAC standings for the events.
Kory Stephens bettered his personal-best in the javelin, tossing a 183-6 (55.94m) to take sixth. In the shot put, Scott Piero scored a bronze medal finish. Teammate Raul Gonzales also earned a third place finish of his own in the hammer throw.
The relay teams led the women's team Saturday as both the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams marked season-best times.
The team of Latrisha Jordan, Shanelle Stephens, Janev Morris and Breeauna Thompson won the 4x400 with a 3:45.42. The four-some also teamed up for a season-best in the 4x100 with a 46.57 to take second.
Individually, Jordan won the 400 with a 24.39, while Hilliard picked up third in the event with a season-best 55.95.
Breeauna Thompson scored a big personal-best in the 200, timing a 24.39 to take third.
Marrijtje Molenhuis led the distance team with a third place finish in the 5,000 marking an 18:37.47 in the event. Veronica Paredes was just one place back for fourth in the 5,000 with a career-best 19:00.02.
Fresno State will travel to Berkeley, Calif., for the Brutus Hamilton Invitational April 23-24.
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