Outdoor Season On the Back Stretch

    April 12, 2012

    By Jennifer Jones
    jjones@csufresno.edu
    GoBulldogs.com

    FRESNO, Calif. - Both the Fresno State men's and women's track and field teams are headed up Highway 99 to Sacramento State this weekend (April 13-14) for the Mondo Mid-Major Challenge. The three-day meet features programs from all across the West including Western Athletic Conference opponents Utah State and Nevada.

    Live results for the weekend's competition are available here.

    The Fresno State men are coming off a strong showing at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival (April 6), where they earned three first place finishes. The women field competitors fared well at the Stanford Invitational last weekend as well (April 6-7), earning nine top 10 finishes in six events.

    LEAPS AND BOUNDS ABOVE THE REST
    The Bulldog jumpers are among the best in the WAC. Fresno State holds two of the top three spots in the high jump, long jump and triple jump on the men's side. The 'Dogs are ranked in the top 10 in the high jump and long jump on the women's side.

    BULLDOGS IN THE WAC AND BEYOND
    Fresno State is ranked in the top three in 15 events and holds the number one spot in seven across the WAC. Three Bulldogs rank top 25 regionally. Meagan McKee is 16th in the shot put and 23rd in the hammer throw. For the men, Devin Harrison is ranked 15th in the long jump and Justin Lovingood is 21st in the triple jump.

    MEN HAVE STRONG SHOWING IN SAN FRANCISCO
    Three first place finishes highlighted the Fresno State track and field team's showing at the San Francisco State Distance Carnival on April 6. The men took the 200-meter, 2-mile and 4x400-meter relay titles. Junior Jordan Walker and sophomore Brennan Davis each set season-best times in the 200m dash. Walker won the event with a 21.92 mark and Davis finished fourth with a time of 22.70. Sophomore Carson Keller placed first in his first race of the outdoor season. The Clovis, Calif. native posted a time of 9:29.78 in the 2-mile run, beating the second place finisher by over six seconds.

     

     

    BULLDOGS SET PERSONAL MARKS AT STANFORD INVITE
    Junior Derek Oliver and freshman Je'Nia Sears each won their respective events, setting personal records in the process (April 6). Oliver threw 60.07m in the javelin event, beating his previous personal record by 2.44m. Sears won the long jump in the collegiate division with a 5.92m mark. Two other Bulldogs set personal marks during day one of the two-day meet. Sophomore Olivier Bernard ran 3:50.39 in the 1500-meters and placed third. Fellow sophomore AnaManu Folau threw her best mark of the year in the shot put. She finished second in the Collegiate Division with a 13.79m toss. Folau set a new season-high mark in day two (April 7) in the discus. She finished fourth overall in the collegiate division with a 43.79m mark, crushing her previous high by over four meters.

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