April 4, 2014
LA JOLLA, Calif. - The Long Beach State men sit in first, while the women are third after the first day of the Cal-Nevada Championships at UC San Diego's Triton Track & Field Stadium.
The 49ers are in good position as they have 16 individuals who qualified for tomorrow's finals in eight running events. Both relays, along with four throwing events are also scheduled for Saturday.
On the men's side, Kody Robison and Jacob Fraser swept Friday's throwing events as they took top honors in the hammer and shot put, respectively. Robison posted a mark of 192-01 in the first round, which was good enough to win the hammer, but he would go on to post a huge personal-record of 200-02 on his final toss of the day. That mark exceeded his previous best by nearly five feet and ranks fifth in school history. Fraser, meanwhile, won the shot put with a personal-best 58-07.5 and moved up to No. 7 among LBSU's all-time leaders.
Willie Alexander claimed the long jump title with a big PR of 25-03.25. That is the seventh-best mark in all of NCAA Division I this season and ranks seventh in school history. Camren Woods also took eighth at 22-10.5.
Cameron Glasgow won the 200m prelims, clocking in with a season-best 21.40 seconds. Michael Perez-Rogers also took third at 21.56 seconds to qualify for the finals.
All three of Long Beach State's 110m hurdlers qualified for tomorrow's finals. Davon Wilson-Angel had the fastest preliminary time at 14.13. Koree Hines also posted a season-best 14.47 to place sixth, while Devin Hickey came in seventh (14.49).
Cody Smith established a personal-record 53.07 to finish ahead of the pack in the 400m hurdle prelims. He was followed by Bryce Van Boxtel (54.55) in fourth, Adonis Singletary (54.98) in seventh and Ryan Petrella (55.59) in ninth. All four 49ers will compete in the finals on Saturday.
Cameron Ford added a personal-best 1:55.80 for a 13th-place showing in the 800m.
Tiffany Forbito led the women on Friday as she took third in the javelin with a lifetime-best 157-04. She moved up two spots to No. 6 on the program's all-time list.
In the running events, Ashley Carrera scored in the 10000m with a third-place finish (37:39.36).
Amber Clark advanced to the 100m hurdle finals as she ran a lifetime-best 14.08 to come in fifth in the prelims.
Kayla Goosby recorded the top qualifying mark in the 100m at 12.08 seconds. She also established a personal-record 24.49 in the 200m where she took fifth. Emily Cooper added a sixth-place showing at 24.52 as both advance to tomorrow's finals.
Saedra Wright rounded out the qualifiers for the women, taking fifth in the 400m (56.73).
Long Beach State will close out the Cal-Nevada Championships at Triton Track & Field Stadium on Saturday, April 5. Two 49ers will also be in action at the Stanford Invitational.
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