49er Track & Field Concludes MPSF Indoor Championships
Feb. 23, 2013
SEATTLE, Wash. - The Long Beach State track & field team posted 10 marks that rank among the program's all-time top-10 on the final day of the MPSF Indoor Championships at Dempsey Indoor.
The 49er men finished 11th, while the women were 14th.
Freshman Devin Hickey scored in the men's 60m hurdles as he came in seventh with a time of 8.20 seconds. Hickey advanced to the finals after tying for seventh in the prelims yesterday with a personal-record 8.19.
Freshman Michael Perez-Rogers was LBSU's top finisher in the 400m, placing 12th overall with a lifetime-best 48.54.
Senior Jake Dawson established a PR and the fourth-best time in program history in the 3000m at 8:25.77.
Senior Matt Maldonado was unable to defend his title in the mile run as he clocked in at 4:04.64 to place 12th.
Senior Gabe Hilbert also had a 12th-place performance in the 800m, crossing the finish line in 1:54.20.
Perez-Rogers, Maldonado, Dylan McCloskey and Hilbert scored in the 4x400 relay with an eighth-place showing. They finished the final event of the day in 3:16.15 to rank eighth in school history.
In the field events, senior Michael Vaughan just missed out on scoring in the triple jump as he came in ninth with a leap of 48-05.25. Freshman Willie Alexander also took 11th at 47-05.75. Senior Jacob Fraser added a 10th-place showing in the shot put with a lifetime-best 54-00.
On the women's side, sophomore Jasmine Askew led a quartet of 400m runners, winning her heat in a lifetime-best 56.80 seconds. Her mark ranks fifth in school history.
Senior Saedra Wright (57.89) and freshman Taylor Lorack (58.15) also registered personal records as they rank eighth and 10th, respectively, on the 49er all-time charts. Sophomore Chelsea Hairanian added a season-best 58.89.
Junior Meghan Foley ran a lifetime-best 4:55.40 in the mile to finish 14th overall. Foley moved up three spots to No. 4 on the LBSU all-time charts. She also came in 22nd in the 800m (2:18.65).
Senior Michelle Thompson established a PR in the 3000m at 9:52.86. Thompson, who now ranks fifth in program history, finished fourth in her section and 21st overall. Sophomore Hillary Zator also had a strong showing with a personal-best 10:05.11 to rank ninth among the 49er all-time top-10.
The 4x400 relay squad comprised of Wright, Emily Cooper, Askew and Hairanian won their heat, clocking in with the third-fastest time in program history (3:50).
Long Beach State returns to action next weekend when they open the outdoor season by hosting the Beach Classic, March 1-2.
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