May 27, 2006
FRESNO, Calif.- Ryan Moore ran a school-record 50.51 in the 400-meter hurdles and Katie Richardson qualified for NCAA Championships in her second event, highlighting Fresno State's performances on Saturday at the NCAA West Regionals in Provo, Utah.
Moore entered Saturday's competition ranked fourth in school history with a personal-best 51.30. However, he topped that on Saturday with a 50.51 that was good for third overall in the finals and resulted in his first career NCAA Championships berth. Moore eclipsed the old school record of 50.84 achieved by Mike Mince in 1978.
Richardson, who yesterday qualified for NCAA Championships in the javelin, will also be participating in the discus after taking fourth overall with a toss of 168-9 (51.43m).
The men's 4x400-meter relay team of Kenny Moon, Juan Valdez, Darryl Miller and Ryan Moore placed sixth overall with a season-best time of 3:09.62. The Bulldog's 4x100-meter relay squad (Alex Jones, Jesse Smith, Val-Pierre Dai'Re and Tomas Mundarain) advanced to today's final but did not finish.
In the hammer, Jamie Farley established a personal-best 182-8 (55.68m) but did not advance. Regina Ollison reached 39-5.75 (12.03m) in the triple jump and La'Sha Hill threw 148-9 (45.33) in the discus, however both athletes did not qualify for the national round.
NCAA Championships are scheduled for June 7-10 in Sacramento, Calif.
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