March 23, 2013
IRVINE, Calif. - The Long Beach State track & field team had a pair of individual victories and a handful of personal records Saturday at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational at Anteater Stadium.
Jacob Fraser had a fourth-place showing in both the shot put (53-08.5) and the discus, where he notched a personal-record 178-01. Harrell was also second in the discus (180-05), while Baez took seventh (165-03). Both marks were lifetime bests. In addition, Yates was third in the shot put (56-02.5)
Conner Rouse was LBSU's top performer in the pole vault, clearing 15-07 to place fifth.
On the track, Dylan McCloskey registered a season-best 10.93 to finish sixth in the 100m. Michael Perez-Rogers and Elijah Landry-Zapien also tied for eighth at 10.94 seconds. Perez-Rogers added a sixth-place performance in the 200m (21.90).
Gabe Hilbert paced Long Beach State in the mid-distances as he came in ninth in the 800m (1:55.37) and the 1500m (3:55.29). Both of his marks were season bests. Jared Long also took 14th in the 3000m at 8:42.12.
Devin Hickey was the third-place finisher in the 110m hurdles (14.50), while Koree Hines came in sixth (14.80). Davon Wilson-Angel (14.85, 7th) and Garrett Demirjian (14.89, 9th) were also among the top-10. Demirjian's mark was a lifetime best.
Hickey, Hines, McCloskey and Perez-Rogers ran a combined 4x100 time of 41.72 to finish third overall, while Jahmani Lockett, McCloskey, Perez-Rogers and Hilbert came in fifth in the 4x400 (3:15.84).
Janelle Coulter tied for seventh in the high jump (5-03).
In addition, Wright was the 49ers' top 400m runner with a season-best 57.06 seconds (6th). Jasmine Askew also notched a season-best 57.16 to come in seventh, while Nicole Poindexter crossed the finish line in a lifetime-best 57.77 seconds to take 11th.
Kayla Goosby was 10th in the 100-meter dash (12.48), while her twin sister, Kristina, was right behind her in 11th place with a season-best 12.50.
Alexis Trujillo had a strong day with a pair of top-20 finishes as she clocked in with season bests in both the 400m (4:41.94) and the 800m (2:17.36).
The quartet of Cooper, Kayla Goosby, Kristina Goosby and Wright combined to finish third in the 4x100 relay (46.84). Askew, Cooper, Wright and Lorack added a fifth-place performance in the 4x400 (3:48.14).
Long Beach State is back in action next weekend when it heads south to La Jolla, Calif., for the Cal-Nevada Championships, March 29-30. The 49ers will also have a handful of athletes travel north for the Stanford Invitational (March 29-30).
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