'Dogs Set Records Across California

April 21, 2012


By Jennifer Jones

FRESNO, Calif. - Despite being split between two meets, the Fresno State track and field programs had strong showings at both the Mt. San Antonio Relays and the Bryan Clay Invitational. Bulldogs set personal records and placed high in their respective events during the meets.

Sophomore Taylor Jackson helped set the tone by scoring a personal best 4,841 points in her first heptathlon of the year, two points higher than her previous mark. She set personal records in the high jump (1.57m) and long jump (5.58m).

Sophomore Olivier Bernard ran the 1500m event in both meets, beating his time from at the Mt. SAC Relays by 3.82 seconds at the Bryan Clay Invitational to finish in 3:46.57 and set a new personal record in the process.

Mt. SAC Relays
Sophomore Meagan McKee won the open shot put with a toss of 16.02m. Fellow sophomore Caitlin Byrd set a personal best in the hammer throw (57.90m).

On the track, freshman Lyndsie Etherton set a new personal record in the 5000m after finishing in 16:48.26. And facing fields with over 40 competitors, senior Remington Blair finished 12th and junior Breeauna Thompson finished 11th respectively in the 400m dash.

Junior Cameron Parker set season-bests in the 100m (10.55) and 200m (21.64) dash. And sophomore Michael Jamieson ran a season-best 1:51.73 in the 800m.

Bryan Clay Invitational
Senior Emmanuel Jackson set a personal record in the triple jump. His 15.06m mark was good for fourth place.



Sophomore Tanae Turner set personal records in both the 100m and 200m dashes. She finished the 100m in 12.01 seconds and won her heat in the 200m dash with a time of 24.52, nearly a second better than her previous best.

Senior Latrisha Jordan finished second in the 400m hurdles with a time of 59.23 seconds, just .01 seconds behind the winner.

Fresno State heads to Berkeley, Calif. next for the Brutus Hamilton Invitational April 27-28. It will be the last meet before the Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships May 8-11.

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