Bulldogs Finish Regular Season At Modesto Relays; WAC Championships Up Next
May 6, 2007
Fresno, Calif. - Fresno State sent a select group of athletes to the 66nd Modesto Relays, a high-profile invitational event where the Bulldogs faced some of the best track and field athletes from around the world. The individually scored event was the final event for Fresno State prior to the WAC Championships and NCAA postseason meets.
Fresno State had two athletes set season bests at the meet. Zinzi Evans moved closer to Regional qualifying with a 2:10.30 time in the 800-meters, an event where she will attempt to defend her WAC gold next weekend. In addition, Katie Richardson finished 8th in a stacked discus lineup, throwing a career-best 54.28m, besting her previous PR by nearly seven feet.
Other athletes participating in the event included Dave Endler and Oscar Rodriguez in the throwing events for the men, and Ryan Rupcich who cleared 15-7 in the pole vault, the only Fresno State athlete to record a mark in that event.
DeAnte Brown recorded a solid finish in the triple jump, finishing sixth with a jump of 14.81. The Bulldogs also had a number of sprinters participate in the meet, including Christina Lopez and Rayna White in the 200m and Krystina Jackson in the 100m hurdles, where she has qualified for the NCAA Regionals.
Next up for the Bulldogs is the 2007 WAC Championships, where the Bulldogs will try to defend a number of WAC golds from last year, and will hope to add a few more to their total of members that have qualified for the NCAA Regional in Eugene, Oregon. The meet will last from May 9-12, and will be held at Warmerdam Field on the campus of Fresno State.