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LBSU Track & Field Hosts Successful Beach Invitational

Devin Hickey finished third in the 110m hurdles at the Beach Invitational on Saturday.

April 20, 2013

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NORWALK, Calif. - The Long Beach State track & field team hosted another successful meet as it held the annual Beach Invitational at Cerritos College on Saturday.

Michael Vaughan had another strong performance in the triple jump, coming in third overall with a leap of 49-06.5. He has finished among the top-three in every meet he has competed in this year with three individual victories.

Justin Fox established a personal-record 6-05 to tie for 11th in the high jump, while Spencer Gray had a season-best 22-04 in the long jump (21st).

Jacob Fraser and Chris Yates led the throws squad as Fraser finished fourth in the shot put (56-05.5) and Yates took fifth (56-01). Fraser was also ninth in the discus (172-05), one spot behind teammate Jason Harrell, who had a toss of 174-07.

On the track, LBSU's 110-meter hurdlers continued to shine with three top-10 performances. Devin Hickey led the way in third with season-best 14.25 seconds. Koree Hines was sixth at 14.42, while Davon Wilson-Angel wasn't far behind in seventh (14.48).

Bryce Van Boxtel ran a personal-best 54.65 to place 17th overall in the 400m hurdles.

Cameron Pantoja clocked in with a personal-record 14:57.42 to finish third in the 5000m. Jared Long also posted an individual best to place sixth (15:04.12).

In the 800m, Gabe Hilbert had an eighth-place showing with a time of 1:51.90.

Cameron Glasgow took 12th in the 200m at 21.80 and Jahmani Lockett was 16th with a lifetime-best 21.93 seconds.

Elijah Landry-Zapien was the 49ers' top finisher in the 100m as he was just .01 seconds off his personal best at 10.73 (17th).

The men's 4x100 relay team of Michael Perez-Rogers, Camren Woods, Dylan McCloskey and Landry-Zapien came in sixth with a time of 41.67 seconds.

On the women's side, Marina Shelton had a huge personal-record 170-01 in the hammer throw to finish fifth overall. She topped her previous best by over 14 feet and cracked the all-time top-10 list as she sits at No. 8. Alexandra Cervantes also took 15th with a toss of 159-00, while Chaylene Bruggeman (142-02) and Brianna Viltz (130-03) notched personal bests.

Janelle Coulter cleared a season-best 5-04.5 in the high jump where she tied for 10th.

Meghan Foley had a 14th-place showing in the 800m (2:10.66), while Alexis Trujillo posted a lifetime-best 2:16.13 (58th).

Hillary Zator took seventh in the 5000m Invitational after clocking in with a personal-record 17:23.95.

Kristina Goosby registered a personal-best 12.33 seconds in the 100m, while her twin sister, Kayla, did the same in the 200m (24.84). Saedra Wright also had a lifetime-best 25.09 in the 200m and added a season-best 56.76 in the 400m.

Amber Clark also had a season-best 14.81 in the 100m hurdles.

The quartet of Emily Cooper, Kayla Goosby, Kristina Goosby and Wright had a top-10 finish in the 4x100 relay (47.23, 8th). Taylor Lorack, Chelsea Hairanian, Foley and Alex Kruthers also came in eighth in the 4x400.

Long Beach State is back in action next weekend when it heads to the UCSD Triton Invitational (April 26-27) and the UCI/Steve Scott Invitational (April 27-28) in its final tune-ups before the Big West Championships.



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