April 28, 2012
IRVINE, Calif. - The Long Beach State track & field team kicked off the annual Steve Scott Invitational with 28 athletes competing in 11 events Saturday at Anteater Stadium.
Alisia Barajas led the way with a third-place showing in the 5000-meter run as she crossed the finish line in 17:35.41. Annie Randall (17:44.41) and Nina Moore (17:54.33) both registered season bests and Big West qualifying marks to place fifth and seventh, respectively.
Kayla Kamaka and Amanda Klinchuch continued their strong performances in the pole vault after competing at the UCSD Triton Invitational on Friday. Kamaka cleared 12-01.50 to finish fourth overall, while Klinchuch matched her lifetime best at 11-07.75 (5th). Amber Britt added a top-10 performance with a Big West qualifying mark of 11-01.75.
Jake Dawson was the 49ers' top finisher in the 5000m, coming in sixth overall (14:42.80). Steven DeCastro added a 10th-place performance with a season-best 15:07.10.
Long Beach State closes out the Steve Scott Invitational on Sunday, April 29, at Anteater Stadium. The meet gets underway at noon.
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