The two women's throwers will represent Fresno State for the second straight year.
May 30, 2007
Fresno, Calif. -
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Webb, Richardson To Compete At NCAA Championships
Mallory Webb Javelin 51.53m ... Cal-Nevada Champ.
A two-time All-American, Webb will make her fourth appearance at the NCAA Championships in the javelin ... earned All-American honors as a freshman and as a junior last season ... earned a spot at the NCAA Championships after finishing third at the NCAA Regionals in Oregon with a throw of 51.09m ... just shy of the school record in the javelin of 172'8" ... Cal Nevada Champion in the jav, throwing a season best 51.53m ... WAC Champion in the javelin as well.
Katie Richardson Discus 54.40m ... WAC Championships
Reached the NCAA Championships due to her season marks, including a season high at the WAC Championships ... a two-event qualifier in 2006, did not compete at the same level at the NCAA Regionals, missing out on automatic qualification there ... The 2006 WAC Champion in the discus, earned two runner-up honors in 2007 in the javelin and the discus .... also earned points in two other events as Fresno State's most well-rounded thrower.
Track and Field will again host a four-week series of track and field meets for all ages, ranging from elementary divisions through an open compeition, including junior high and high school classifications. The first meet is scheduled for June 14th. A number of field events will be held beginning at 4:30 p.m., when an open hammer throw will be contested, and finishing with the women's high school long jump, starting at approximately 8:30 p.m. Track events will be held in the evening, beginning at 7 p.m. with the Mile run and the 55m hurdles. Other contested events will include the 4x100 relay, the 300m run and an 800m run. The series will continue to June 21 and July 5, with times to be determined, and will conclude with the team championships, which will be held on July 19.
Women's Regional Rundown
Fresno State's Mallory Webb was the big story for the Bulldogs at the 2007 NCAA Western Regional, earning her fourth trip to the NCAA Championships in the javelin after taking third place with a throw of 51.09m. Fresno State's Andrea Greenman also had a solid meet, clearing the opening height in the pole vault at the western regional as a freshman.
Men's Regional Rundown
Fresno State competed well in the 2007 Western Regionals, but did not have any male athletes move forward in the competition. Senior Kellen Kennedy just missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships in the long jump, where his mark 6.36m earned him 8th place in the Regional, but just missed placement for an at-large berth at the NCAA Championships. Other solid marks for the men included DeAnte Brown in the triple jump, where he finished just shy of a PR at 14.89m, and Oscar Rodriguez, who took 11th in the shot put with a mark of 17.15m.
WAC At Wamerdam
Fresno State finished their hosting duties at the 2007 WAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, brining home two individual titles and finishing in 7th place overall. Freshman Andrew Pancotti took the mantle of the next top Fresno State pole vaulter, extending Fresno State's gold streak in the event to five years after clearing 4.95m with one fewer jump than fellow Bulldog Roy Phelps to secure a Regional berth and the WAC title. Fresno State took one ofther individual title at the meet, as Dave Endler easily won his best event, tossing a 53.55m throw in the discus to outdistance Utah State's Kevin Liu by 14 feet.
Bulldogs Finish Hosting Duties For WAC Championships
Fresno State finished the 2007 WAC Championships in sixth place, matching their 2006 finish, but improved on their scoring by notching 82 team points. Leading the way were Mallory Webb and Katie Richardson, who finished 1-2 in the javelin to help the Bulldogs to 18 points. For Webb, it was her first WAC Championship in a decorated career, and was the only individual championship won by the women. Richardson also finished second in the discus, and earned points in both the hammer and the shot put.