Ben Woodruff won the men's javelin with a lifetime-best 235-04 at the Beach Classic on Saturday.
March 3, 2012
NORWALK, Calif. - Ben Woodruff highlighted six individual victories for the 49ers with a huge lifetime best in the javelin at the Beach Classic Saturday at Cerritos College.
Woodruff won the men's javelin with a personal-record 235-04. He topped his lifetime best by 14 feet and was just two feet shy of the school record.
Jacob Weintraub didn't disappoint in his first outdoor meet in a 49er uniform as he won the discus (170-00) and had a runner-up performance in the shot put (58-03.25). His mark in the latter event was the fifth-longest in school history. Jacob Fraser also took third in both the discus and shot put.
On the women's side, the 49ers were dominant in the hurdle events. Five individuals placed in the top 10 in the 100m hurdles with Shakina Phillips winning the event in 14.13 seconds. Phylicia Johnson was right behind her at 14.17 seconds.
Phillips also took top honors in the 400 hurdles (63.61).
Emily Cooper had a pair of top-10 finishes as she was third overall in the 100m dash (12.38) and seventh in the 200m (25.78). Kayla Goosby added a sixth-place showing in the 100m, crossing the finish line in 12.50 seconds. Saedra Wright finished fourth in the 400m.
Long Beach State took second in both relays. Kayla Goosby, Dee Lars, Saedra Wright and Emily Cooper clocked in at 47.44 in the 4x100, while Jasmine Askew, Chelsea Hairanian, Alex Kruthers and Wright finished the 4x400 in 3 minutes, 55.05 seconds.
Kristen Kiefer finished fourth in the long jump with a leap of 17-01.
The 49ers competed in the hammer throw on Friday. Josh Villalobos led the men with a fifth-place finish (172-11), while Shari Harris was the top finisher for the women as she came in seventh with a toss of 161-09.
Long Beach State continues the outdoor season next weekend when it heads to Fullerton for the Ben Brown Invitational, March 9-10. The NCAA Indoor Championships will also be held March 9-10 in Nampa, Idaho.
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