'Dogs Close out Second Day at NCAA West Prelims

May 30, 2014

By: Andrew Rich

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Two Fresno State men athletes saw their very successful track and field seasons come to a close on Friday at the 2014 NCAA Championship West Preliminaries at the University of Arkansas' John McDonnell Field.

Roderick Dash finished 20th in the men's hammer throw in Friday's first event. The senior recorded a mark of 196 feet, six inches (59.91 meters). Dash was coming off of a second place finish at the Mountain West Championships in which he threw a personal-best 206'-5" (62.91m). That mark will leave him in the No. 8 spot on the all-time list in Fresno State history.

Fellow senior Kevin Poythress closed his season with a 40th place finish in the 3,000m Steeplechase. The Madera, Calif., native finished the race in 9:18.00. Poythress ran a personal-best 9:00.06 back in April at the Bulldog Invitational to give him the No. 9 time in Fresno State history.

On Saturday, Fresno State's women's 4x400 relay team will take to the track. The team of Kyra Johnson, Je'Nia Sears, Njeri Omawahleh and Dezirae Johnson are coming off of a Mountain West Championship two weeks ago. Also competing on the final day of the West Prelims will be senior Meagan McKee and junior Caitlin Byrd in the women's hammer throw and junior Brice Sandri in the men's discus.

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