Outdoor Season On the Back Stretch
April 12, 2012
By Jennifer Jones
By Jennifer Jones
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
BULLDOGS IN THE WAC AND BEYOND
MEN HAVE STRONG SHOWING IN SAN FRANCISCO
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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