March 24, 2012
IRVINE, Calif. - Jacob Weintraub highlighted the second day of the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational for the Long Beach State track & field team with an individual victory in the discus Saturday at Anteater Stadium.
Weintraub took top honors in the discus with a distance of 169-07, while Jacob Fraser was third (165-04).
LBSU also had a pair of top 10 finishes in the shot put with Weintraub placing third (57-03.75) and Fraser coming in fifth (54-04.50).
Mark Horist added a third-place performance in the javelin (176-03).
Lawson and Koree Hines also took third and fourth, respectively, in the 110m hurdles. Lawson notched a personal-record 14.30, while Hines had a season-best 14.32.
Andrew Garcia was fifth in the 3000-meter run (8:36.64), and Gabriel Hilbert registered a season-best 3:56.32 to finish eighth in the 1500m.
The men's 4x100 relay squad, which included Koree Hines, Christopher Lawson, Elijah Landry-Zapien and Jahmani Lockett, clocked in at 41.85 seconds to take sixth overall. Sam Jeter, Jake Talley, Ryan Petrella and Gabriel Hilbert also placed seventh in the 4x400 relay (3:21.77).
On the women's side, Kristen Kiefer registered the 10th-fastest 100m hurdle time in school history, clocking in at 14.00 seconds for fourth place. Phylicia Johnson was right behind her in fifth with a season-best 14.13 and Amber Clark was 10th with a personal-record 14.68.
Emily Cooper was the 49ers' top finisher in the 100m (12.17) and 200m (24.58) as she took third in both races. Kayla Goosby was also fifth in the 100m at 12.34 seconds, while Saedra Wright had a lifetime-best 25.18 in the 200m to place seventh. Dee Lars added a pair of lifetime bests and top 10 finishes in the 100m (12.43) and 200m (25.33).
Wright was also sixth overall in the 400m (57.17) and Alisia Barajas was ninth in the 3000m (10:19.42).
Jessica Barnard established a personal-record 4:34.54 for a seventh-place showing in the 1500m. Catherine Martinez also notched a season-best 4:43.42, while Kylee Martin had a lifetime-best 4:45.58 as both posted top-20 finishes.
In the field events, Phylicia Johnson was the runner-up in the long jump at 18-07. Wendy Izquierdo (17-08.75) and Iesha Iwobi (17-06.25) both added season bests to finish sixth and ninth, respectively.
Katrina Graves-Johnson took third overall and was second among collegiate athletes in the high jump as she matched her season-best of 5-07. Janelle Coulter and Stephanie Armstrong also tied for seventh at 5-05.
Rebecca Hamilton finished sixth in the javelin with a toss of 115-01. Alex Cervantes was also sixth in the shot put with a season-long 41-10.
Carissa Culver tied for seventh, clearing 11-02.25 in the pole vault.
Long Beach State is back in action next weekend when it heads to Claremont for the Cal-Nevada Championships, March 31-April 1.
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