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49ers Post Five Individual Victories in Outdoor Season Opener at Beach Classic

Jacob Fraser won the shot put and the discus at the Beach Classic.

March 2, 2013

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NORWALK, Calif. - The 49ers had five individual victories in their outdoor season opener at the Beach Classic, which was hosted by Long Beach State at Cerritos College.

Jacob Fraser was a double-winner in the discus and shot put, while Conner Rouse (pole vault), Michael Vaughan (triple jump) and Dylan McCloskey (400m) also took top honors in their respective events.

LBSU ended up going 1-2-3 in the discus as Fraser led the way with a personal-record 177-02. Jason Harrell was the runner-up at 176-05 and Joel Baez finished third (155-10). Nathan Wright added a fifth-place showing (152-11) and Kody Robison came in eighth (147-07).

Fraser was also the individual champion in the shot put (55-02). Chris Yates (51-00) and Baez (50-01) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

In the hammer throw, Josh Villalobos was second with a toss of 179-04. Yates was right behind him in third at 173-11, while Robison came in sixth (171-00). Baez (8th) and Fraser (9th) also posted top-10 finishes.

Vaughan won the triple jump with a lifetime-best 51-07. His mark ranks ninth in school history. Spencer Gray added a fourth-place showing (44-02).

Rouse claimed the pole vault title with a lifetime-best 16-09. Michael Montgomery also had a personal-record 15-08 to finish second, while Niko Althaus and Kyser Anderson tied for third at 15-02. Colin Cassady rounded out the 49ers' strong vault performances in eighth (14-02).

Garrett Demirjian and Justin Fox both tied for second in the high jump, clearing 6-03.5. Camren Woods (23-03) and Willie Alexander (23-02) were also third and fourth, respectively, in the long jump.

On the track, Dylan McCloskey won the 400m in 48.16 seconds, while Bryce Van Boxtel came in 10th (50.40). McCloskey was also the top collegiate finisher, and second overall, in the 200m as he finished the race in 21.45 seconds.

Koree Hines was the runner-up in the 110-meter hurdles with a personal-record 14.21, while Devin Hickey was third at 14.68.

Michael Perez-Rogers finished ninth in the 100m, clocking in at 10.90 seconds, and Ryan Petrella established a lifetime-best 55.21 seconds in the 400m hurdles to place eighth overall.

On the women's side, Emily Cooper took second in the 400m at 56.00 seconds, while she was also third in the 100m (12.19). Saedra Wright added a fourth-place showing in the 100m (12.44), and Kristina Goosby tied for sixth at 12.56 seconds. In addition, Wright placed sixth in the 200m (25.17).

Taylor Lorack led the way in the 400m hurdles, clocking in at 66.69 seconds to finish third overall. Amber Clark was also fourth (66.88).

Alexis Trujillo was LBSU's top finisher in the 1500m, clocking in at 4:47.35 (7th).

Jodi Lambert led the pole vaulters with a third-place performance as she established a lifetime-best 11-09. Amanda Klinchuch tied for fourth (11-03), Carissa Culver was sixth (10-09) and Amber Britt and Danielle Morgan both tied for seventh (10-03).

Stephanie Armstrong tied for third in the high jump, clearing 5-03, and Erica Williams wasn't far behind in fifth (5-01).

Iesha Iwobi was the 49ers' leader in the long jump as she tied for fifth with a leap of 18-01. Nicole Poindexter also came in 10th at 17-05.

Alexandra Cervantes took fourth in the hammer throw with a distance of 158-01, while Marina Shelton finished fifth (155-07). Chaylene Bruggeman also placed in the top-10 at 135-08 (8th).

Four 49ers earned a spot among the shot put's top-10 performers, and were paced by Jessica Rotter, who came in fourth with a toss of 41-00.5. Linda Rueff was sixth (39-05), Shelton was eighth (38-02) and Brianna Viltz was ninth (37-07).

Shelton added her third top-10 finish in the discus (4th, 133-03), and Jerrilynn Stanwood also came in fifth at 133-00.

Long Beach State resumes the outdoor season next weekend when it makes the short trip to Fullerton for the Ben Brown Invitational, March 8-9. The indoor season will also come to a conclusion with the NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. (March 8-9).



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