Mt. SAC Relays Next Up For Track And Field
Bulldogs will begin competition at Mt. San Antonio College on Thursday morning.
Men's Weekly Release
Women's Weekly Release
April 14, 2003
Thu.-Sat., Apr. 17-19...Mt. SAC Relays
at Walnut, Calif...All Day
Sat., Apr. 26...Cal State Bakersfield
at Fresno, Calif...4 p.m.
It's one relay race after another for the Bulldogs, who compete at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays this weekend. The Mt. SAC Relays is one of the state's premier meets, showcasing national and international athletes. Fresno State is coming off a third place finish at the Cal-Nevada Championships last weekend, where the team totaled 77.5 points overall. The men were without a first-place effort on the weekend, but collected several second and third-finishes in an impresive weekend that saw them improve from fifth overall after the first day of action.
'Dogs Take Third At Cal-Nevada Championships
The Fresno State men's track and field squad finished third overall with 76.50 points at the Cal-Nevada Championships last weekend in San Diego. UCLA outdistanced the men's field with 214 points, while runner-up Cal State Northridge posted 100. Fresno State checked in third, just ahead of Long Beach State (70.50) and Cal State Fullerton (69). Seniors Alex Mason and Phil Ogilvie, along with junior Aaron Vasquez each tallied a second-place effort. Vasquez clocked in at 47.93 in the 400-meter dash, while Ogilvie notched a 3:52.45 in the 1,500-meter run. Mason did the most damage, setting a new career best in the 800-meters with a time of 1:50.42. Also, the men's 4x400-meter relay squad earned a third-place finish. Senior Ryan Burgess wrapped up a successful weekend, finishing with a 192-08 (58.74m) clip in the javelin. Senior Kevin Carano's leap of 6.98m in the long jump placed him third among competitors.
Freshmen Making An Impact
Several newcomers have made an impact in their first year on the roster. Jesse Smith owns the team's top mark of 10.70 in the 100-meter run, Ian Mason's 15:12.71 is currently the target mark in the 5,000-meters and Jesse Lee has posted a team-high 56.09 in the 400-meter hurdles. In the 110-meter hurdles, David Frazeur leads another crop of rookies with a time of 15.69.
Ogilvie Has Been Outstanding
Senior Phil Ogilvie has been an impressive harrier for the Bulldogs through the early part of the outdoor season. Ogilvie currently leads the 'Dogs with team-high marks in two different events (1,500-meters at 3:52.38 and steeplechase at 9:27.37). He stands in second place in the mile run and 5,000-meters.
One More at Warmerdam
Fresno State will host its final outdoor meet of the year next week when it welcomes Cal State Bakersfield to Warmerdam Field. The Bulldogs and Roadrunners will square off at 4 p.m. in the team's final dual meet of the season.
It's one relay race after another for the Bulldogs, who compete at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays this weekend. The Mt. SAC Relays is one of the state's premier meets, showcasing national and international athletes. Fresno State will be looking to improve on last weekend's seventh place showing at the Cal-Nevada Championships, where the team totaled 43 points overall.
Seventh The Spot For The 'Dogs
After sitting in fifth place through the first day of competition, Fresno State fell to seventh overall at last weekend's Cal-Nevada Championships. Host San Diego State was the winner in the women's draw with 159 points, besting UCLA (124.50) and Nevada (123). Cal State Northridge and UC Irvine rounded out the top-five. Highlighting the women's side for the Bulldogs were two outstanding performances. In the 3,000-meter steeplechase, junior Kara June posted Fresno State's only first-place finish with a time of 10:36.46. The next-closest mark in the event was 10:53.28 by UC Irvine's Jenny Liou. Junior Lexine Lesser set a new personal-best with a 12-08.00 (3.88m) mark in the pole vault, eclipsing her previous best of 3.81m that she achieved two weeks ago in a dual meet against Mt. San Antonio College.
A Look Back: 2002 Mt. SAC Relays Recap
Raynisha Bragg, Tiffany Simon, Ocie Parks and Crystal Phillips sprinted to a first place finish in the 4x400-meter relay with a season-best time of 3:42.97. The quad of women passed teams such as UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine and Cal State Stanislaus to earn the victory. In addition, Parks, Crystal Simmons, Bragg and Phillips collaborated for a third place finish in the 4x100-meter relay. The foursome clocked a time of 45.87. Also, Phillips kept her pace up by taking second in the 100-meter dash with a personal-best time of 11.90. On the field side of the action, Kristin Schelir captured third place in the shot put with a personal-best throw of 47-0.25.
June Springs Into Action
Junior Kara June has been one of the bright spots for the Bulldog crew this year. She currently owns the team's top times in the following events: 1,500-meters (4:36.37), steeplechase (10:32.96) and 5,000-meters (17:54.98). Her mark in the steeplechase is one of the WAC's best and also represents a qualifying mark.
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.