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Individuals Place Big at Championships

May 11, 2012

By Jennifer Jones

FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State men's and women's track and field teams placed well in day three at the Western Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships. After three Bulldogs walked away with individual championship titles, the women sit in second place and the men in third respectively overall.

For the second year in a row, Fresno State took home the women's shot put title. Sophomore Meagan McKee threw 15.53m to earn her first WAC Championship.

Led by freshman Devin Harrison, the men took three of the top four spots in the long jump. Harrison went 7.28m to earn the title. He was followed by sophomore Justin Lovingood (7.05m) in second and senior Emmanuel Jackson (6.80m) in fourth.

Junior Darian Hutson won the high jump event at the 6'5" mark.

Several other Bulldogs placed well in the preliminaries for their respective events.

Senior Latrisha Jordan finished first in the 400m hurdle qualifier with a time of 1:00.66 and sophomore Olivier Bernard had the fastest time in the 800m qualifier at 1:53.31.

The women gained momentum in points after every Bulldog competing in the 10000m scored. Freshman Lyndsie Etherton led the way with a third place finish at 3:28.52. Fresno State also took fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth place in the event.

Only one day remains in the Bulldogs last WAC Championships. Fresno State will look to gain ground in the final day of competition, Friday, May 11 to earn its first conference crown since 2002 on the women's side and 1994 on the men's.



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