April 20, 2013
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.
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.
In the 800m, Gabe Hilbert had an eighth-place showing with a time of 1:51.90.
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).
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.
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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