75th Annual Fresno Relays On Tap For Track And Field
    Junior Kara June and the Bulldogs will highlight Saturday's competition at the 75th annual Bob Mathias Fresno Relays.
    Junior Kara June and the Bulldogs will highlight Saturday's competition at the 75th annual Bob Mathias Fresno Relays.
    * Small High Schools Schedule

    * Saturday's Fresno Relays Schedule

    * Fresno Relays History

    Up Next
    Sat., Apr. 5...75th annual Fresno Relays
    ...Fresno, Calif...All Day

    Looking Ahead
    Fri., Apr. 11...Cal-Nevada Championships
    ...San Diego, Calif...8 a.m.

    Bulldog Update
    One of the Valley's premier track and field events kicks off this week when the 75th edition of the Bob Mathias Fresno Relays gets underway Thursday afternoon. The small high schools competition begins Thursday at 2 p.m., while the university/elite action is scheduled to commence Saturday morning. The elementary schools division is slated for Wednesday, April 9 at 3 p.m.

    MEN'S TEAM

    Mt. SAC-Bakersfield College Recap
    The men's team finished with 162 points, besting runner-up Mt. SAC at 135. Bakersfield College placed third with 71. Junior Joe Vasquez picked up two titles on the day, winning the discus with a mark of 51.60m and a throw of 56.48 in the hammer- the latter turning out to be a qualifying mark. Other field event winners included: sophomore Russell Weaver in the pole vault at 4.75, freshman Donald Hawthorne in the triple jump with a leap of 13.56m, junior Trevor Chatterton in the high jump at 1.83m and sophomore Javon Kemp in the javelin at 57.30m. Sophomore Chris Berrian ran a career-best 21.33 in the 200-meter run to win the event, while senior Alex Mason and Phil Ogilvie captured titles in the 1500-meter and steeplechase, respectively. Both the 4x100 and 4x400- meter relay squads for the men also took first place.

    'Dogs Representing in the WAC
    So far in the outdoor season, the Bulldogs have been well-represented in the WAC. Several athletes rank in the current top-three placings in their respective event. Regional qualifiers are indicated by the asteriks (***).

    Athlete			Event (Place-Time)
    Jesse Smith		100-meters (3rd-10.70)
    Chris Berrian		200-meters (1st- 21.33)
    Aaron Vasquez		400-meters (2nd- 47.90)
    Reggie Allen		400-meters (3rd- 48.01)
    Phil Ogilvie		1,500-meters (2nd- 3:52.38)
    			3,000-meters (2nd- 9:27.37)
    Alex Mason		1,500-meters (3rd- 3:53.00)
    Russell Weaver		pole vault (1st- 4.90m) ***
    Adam Andresen		pole vault (T2nd- 4.73m)
    Leif McMurry		pole vault (T2nd- 4.73m)
    Kyle Carano		long jump (3rd- 7.02m)
    			triple jump (3rd- 15.15m) ***
    Joe Vasquez		shot put (3rd- 15.54m)
    Dustin Lawrenson	discus (3rd- 52.64m)
    Javon Kemp		javelin (2nd- 57.30m)
    

    The Fraley File
    Head coach Bob Fraley is in his third season at the helm of the Bulldogs. He also holds the position of Director of Track and Field. He was named WAC Women's Head Coach of the Year in 2001-02 after guiding the squad to its first-ever WAC Outdoor Championship title.

    WOMEN'S TEAM

    Mt. SAC/Bakersfield College Recap
    The Fresno State women earned 133 points to lock up first place over Mt. SAC, which recorded 64. Bakersfield College does not have a women's squad. Fresno State registered a first-place finish in every event on the afternoon, led by junior Katie Christianson- who paced the Bulldogs with three first-place efforts: 100-meter hurdles (14.17), long jump (5.63m) and javelin (31.42m). Four different Bulldogs won at least two events- sophomore Crystal Phillips, senior Lisa Krauter and juniors Kara June and Jenny Moore. Phillips claimed the 100-meter run with a time of 12.14 and the 200-meters at 24.65. June was also successful on the ground, taking first in both the 1,500 and 5,000-meter races. Moore's victories came via the jumps, checking in at 1.58m in the high jump and 11.42m in the triple jump. Kratuer won the hammer throw (41.22m) and discus (44.94m). Junior Lexine Lesser earned an NCAA qualifying mark with her first place finish in the pole vault at 3.81m- a new career best. Senior Mandy Hollister was crowned the champion in the 400-meter hurdles, clocking in at 1:03.09. Sophomores Jennifer Tyler and Courtney Stewart finished with first place efforts, as well as freshmen Sunny Arada and La' Sha Hill.

    'Dogs Representing in the WAC
    So far in the outdoor season, the Bulldogs have been well-represented in the WAC. Several athletes rank in the current top-three placings in their respective event. Regional qualifiers are indicated by the asteriks (***).

    Athlete			Event (Place-Time)
    Crystal Phillips	100-meters (3rd- 11.86)
    Katie Christianson	100-meter hurdles (2nd- 14.16)
    Kara June		3,000-meter steeplechase (2nd- 10:32.96)
    Lexine Lesser		pole vault (2nd- 3.81m)
    Lisa Krauter 		discus (2nd- 44.94m)
    

     

     

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