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Beach Completes First Day of Action at MPSF Indoor Championships

Feb. 23, 2018

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SEATTLE - The Beach opened competition at the 2018 MPSF Indoor Championships on Friday, seeing a number of new personal bests established along with a trio of point-scorers on the day. The men's team collected six points on day one to rank 12th in the competition while the women's team also sits in 12th with five points.

Among the events that were completed on Friday, senior De'Ondra Young established a season-best in the women's weight throw with a mark of 63-11.75 to place fourth. That brought in all five points for LBSU's team total as she was one of just five competitors to clear 63 feet on the day.

The Beach had a pair of point-scorers in the men's long jump, led by Jason Smith's fifth-place finish. His leap of 24-03 is a new personal best for him, and improves his mark which ranks fourth in school history. Also jumping well was senior Sal Nasser, who PR'd with a mark of 24-00.25 to finish seventh. He was the only jumper from the first flight to finish in the top eight, earning two points for LBSU's team score.

In the 60-meter prelims, school record-holder Courtne' Davis qualified for the finals with a time of 7.45. She was the winner in heat six to place eighth overall, while teammate Ashleigh Chambers ran a career-best time of 7.55 to take second in the heat and place 12th after prelims. Davis' time of 7.441 qualified her for Saturday's final by just .006.

Both Davis and Chambers led the way for Long Beach State in the women's 200-meter dash, which saw Davis just miss the top eight in the conference. She improved her school record time by running 24 seconds flat, one of four competitor for Long Beach State to run a PR in the event. Chambers ran a 24.35, Azaria Hill ran a 24.74 and Madison Golden clocked a 25.20 as all four competitors won their respective heats.

Another school record-holder getting through prelims was Raleigh Adams, who had the fifth-fastest time in the 60-meter hurdles. Adams finished in 8.07 to finish second in heat two and advance to Saturday's final.

LBSU picked up a pair of PR's in the men's 200-meter dash, led by Daniel York-Mouton's time of 22.01, which was the 12th-fastest time of the day. Faris Babineaux also recorded his personal-best time with a 22.46. In the pole vault competition, Beach athletes on each side cleared personal bests as Lauren Bartsch posted an 11-09.75 for the women and Michael Magula recorded a 15-05.00 on the men's side.

Halfway through the men's heptathlon, John Broadhead sits in fourth place among the group of eight competitors. His day was buoyed by a pair of second-place finishes in the high jump and the 60-meter dash. In the latter event, Broadhead set a new personal best with a time of 7.30.

LBSU resumes action at the MPSF Championships on Saturday with the first events scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. at Dempsey Indoor.



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