Afternoon Update: Rain Gone, Vazquez Leads Hammer At Cal-Nevadas
March 31, 2006
FRESNO, Calif.- The early morning rain has disappeared and brilliant sunshine currently hovers over Warmerdam Field, where the opening day of the Cal-Nevada Championships is currently in full swing.
The prelims of the men's and women's pole vault turned out to be the only weather casualty of the day. Those events have been cancelled due to rainy conditions and instead will be contested as finals on Saturday at their regularly-scheduled time (12:30 p.m.- women's pole vault, 2 p.m.- men's pole vault).
Otherwise, several event prelims are in the books as the crowd continues to arrive. Fresno State's Brian Vazquez, who qualified for NCAA Regionals last when he tossed 185-1 (56.42) in the Bulldog's dual-meet win over Mt. San Antonio College, eclipsed that mark this morning when he threw 191-3 (58.30) to lead the field. He advances to Saturday's final.
Other leading marks in morning events include the following:
Last year, the Fresno State women's squad captured the team title while the men's team placed second as the Bulldogs hosted the Cal-Nevada Championships.
Schools competing in the two-day event include: defending men's champion Cal State Northridge, UCLA, Cal State Fullerton, Santa Clara, Pepperdine, Cal State Bakersfield and Fresno Pacific.