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Long Beach State Posts Four Individual Victories at Air Force Team Challenge

Freshman Willie Alexander established a school-record 24-11.25 to win the long jump at the Air Force Team Challenge.

Feb. 9, 2013

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USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Three 49ers took home top individual honors on Saturday as the Long Beach State indoor track & field team competed at the Air Force Team Challenge at Cadet Field House.

The LBSU men went 2-1 in their quadrangular, defeating Northern Colorado and Wyoming and falling to Wichita State by two points, while the women were 1-2 as they beat Wyoming and lost to No. 23 Wichita State and Northern Colorado.

Freshman Willie Alexander claimed the title in the long jump with a school-record 24-11.25. Alexander also finished fourth in the triple jump with the seventh-best mark in program history (48-03.25).

Senior team captain Michael Vaughan won the triple jump with a personal-record 48-10, which moves him up to No. 5 on the 49er all-time charts.

In other field events, freshman Conner Rouse was LBSU's top finisher in the pole vault as he cleared 16-00.75 to come in sixth. Rouse's mark is tied for ninth in the school record books. Senior Brandon Hierholzer also matched his lifetime best to tie for eighth (16-00.75). Jacob Fraser paced the throwers with a sixth-place showing in the shot put. His toss of 53-08.25 was the eighth-longest in program history.

Freshman Dylan McCloskey led the way on the track with a pair of top-five finishes. McCloskey clocked in at 6.85 seconds to place third in the 60m, and took fourth in the 200m with a time of 21.94. Sophomore Cameron Glasgow also advanced to the finals in the 60m, coming in eighth overall.

Freshman Michael Perez-Rogers was third in the 400m (49.63) and eighth in the 200m (22.25), while junior Koree Hines (5th, 8.18) and freshman Devin Hickey (T7th, 8.23) advanced to the finals of the 60-meter hurdles.

McCloskey and Perez-Rogers were also part of the mile relay squad that finished third in 3 minutes, 22.02 seconds.

Sophomore Emily Cooper led the women with a pair of individual victories in the 60m (7.54) and 200m (24.72). Sophomore Jasmine Askew was Long Beach State's top finisher in the 400m, coming in fifth overall with a time of 58.21. Senior Sara Macey added a 10th-place performance in the 60-meter hurdles.

In the field events, junior Taylor Jackson had a PR off her outdoor best with a leap of 19-01.5 to place third. That mark is second in school history. Junior Iesha Iwobi also finished 10th with a leap of 18-05, which puts her at No. 8 on the 49er all-time charts.

Senior Alexandra Cervantes placed ninth in the weight throw with a personal-record 49-11.75.

SEATTLE, Wash. - After a strong start at the Husky Classic last night, the Long Beach State distance runners continued to post solid numbers with two more marks that rank among the program's all-time top-10 Saturday at Dempsey Indoor.

Junior Meghan Foley started the day with a personal-record 4:56.35 to finish fourth in her section of the mile run. Her time is the seventh-fastest in program history.

Sophomore Chris Enriquez followed with a mark of 8:30.87 in his first-ever 3000m race to sit at No. 7 among the 49er all-time leaders. Enriquez placed 18th in his heat.

Senior Gabe Hilbert also took eighth in Section 5 of the men's 800m, crossing the finish line in 1:55.25, while classmate Matt Maldonado was 16th in the mile (invitational) at 4:01.62.

Long Beach State continues the indoor season next weekend when it heads to Fresno, Calif., for the Run for the Dream meet.



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