March 22, 2014
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Long Beach State women's 4x400 relay team established a school record to highlight the 49ers' stay at the Baldy Castillo Invitational, which was held at Arizona State's Sun Angel Stadium on Saturday.
Emily Cooper, Alex Kruthers, Jasmine Askew and Saedra Wright combined for a time of 3:39.65 to finish third in the 4x400. They became the first LBSU quartet to crack the 3:40 mark as they bettered the previous school record by nearly two seconds.
Kayla Goosby, Kruthers, Cooper and Wright also ran the seventh-best 4x100 race in program history at 45.98 seconds.
Askew added a runner-up showing in the 400m, where she notched a lifetime-best 54.72, which ranks third among the 49er all-time leaders. Kruthers also came in third (57.65), while Cooper contributed a third-place performance in the 100m at 11.95 seconds.
For the second week in a row, Amber Clark registered a personal record in the 100m hurdles as she shaved .02 seconds off her previous best to place third overall (14.18).
Tiffany Forbito had a strong outing in the javelin where she threw for a lifetime-best 143-04 to move up one spot to No. 8 on the LBSU all-time charts.
On the men's side, Dylan McCloskey recorded a personal-best 10.87 seconds to place fifth in the 100m. He was also sixth in the 200m (21.83), while Michael Perez-Rogers wasn't far behind in seventh (21.86).
Jahmani Lockett took third in the 400m at 48.34 seconds, and Perez-Rogers was once again right on his teammate's heels in fourth (48.61).
In the field events, both Jason Harrell and Jacob Fraser had a pair of top-10 finishes. Harrell was third in the discus (177-00), while Fraser was fifth (171-08). The two swapped places in the shot put as Fraser came in sixth (53-07.5) and Harrell in ninth (49-09).
Long Beach State will take a week off before returning to action at the Cal/Nevada Championships and the Stanford Invitational, April 4-5.
IRVINE, Calif. - The Long Beach State track & field team also wrapped up the two-day UCI Spring Break Invitational Saturday at Anteater Stadium.
Kody Robison picked up an individual victory in the men's javelin with a toss of 177-11.
Camren Woods was just three inches off his lifetime best in the long jump where he finished third (23-00). Cameron Pizzica also placed third in the high jump (6-02), and Kyser Anderson was third in the pole vault (15-01).
On the track, Chris Low and Jose Herrera took fourth and fifth, respectively in the 1500m. Low clocked in at 3:54.56, while Herrera registered a personal-best 3:57.31. Climonte Blackman added a personal-record 1:54.45 in the 800m where he came in fifth.
Adonis Singletary also had a top-10 showing in the 400m hurdles as he was seventh at 55.05 seconds.
Fatima Vergara led the LBSU women, earning runner-up honors in the discus where she notched a lifetime-best 151-04. Vergara was also sixth in the shot put (42-11.5), behind teammate Melanie Samvalian, who finished fourth with a throw of 45-05.25. Jessica Rotter (42-05.25) and Brianna Viltz (42-00) contributed top-10 performances as both posted personal bests.
Catherine Martinez led a trio of 49ers in the 1500m as she crossed the finish line in ninth (4:38.66). Lali Avila ran a personal-record 4:43.58, while Kathleen Dunne did the same with a time of 4:50.65. Koquise Richards added a lifetime-best 12.81 in the 100m.
The Long Beach State men finished fifth and the women were sixth, but neither competed with a full squad.
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