Los Angeles, Calif. - Long Beach State track & field continues its dominance in the field events as the Beach won both the men’s and women’s hammer throw events on the first day of the USC Trojan Invitational on Friday.
Senior thrower Robert Marlow led the men’s squad with a heave of 66.94m in the hammer throw, which was a new lifetime best, to win the event. The Beach claimed the one and three spots in the event as James Hubbard tallied a distance of 63.34m to take third. Marlow has now won the hammer at the USC Trojan Invitational two years in a row.
On the women’s side, De’Ondra Young paced the team once again with a throw of 58.65m to beat out Washington State’s Katie Wardsworth and Washington’s Onyie Chibuogwu to claim first.
Additionally, the Beach also showcased their depth in the field events as Josh Carr placed third in the discus, while Charlie Vernoy, Marlow, Nash Parker, Sullivan Wall, and Cole Hicks all finished in the top 10. Carr’s mark of 52.18m paced Long Beach State and earned him a top three finish.
The competitive meet featured some of the top teams in the country. In addition to host USC, Long Beach State also went up against Washington, Washington State, BYU, Portland State, and Cal State Fullerton. BYU, USC, and Long Beach State won all of the events on Friday sending them into the final day of competition with momentum on their side.
Long Beach State will continue action at the USC Trojan Invitational on Saturday, March 18. The field events begin at 10 a.m., while the track events start at 11 a.m.
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