@LBSU_Track Returns to Action at Cal-Nevada Championships, Stanford Invite
April 3, 2014
Live Results - Cal-Nevada Championships
Live Results - Stanford Invitational
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach State track & field team will send a majority of its squad to the Cal-Nevada Championships in La Jolla, while a select group of mid-distance and distance runners will make their way to the Stanford Invitational this weekend. Both meets will take place on Friday (April 4) and Saturday (April 5).
ABOUT THE MEETS
The 30th annual Stanford Invitational will be held at Cobb Track and Angell Field. LBSU has four athletes entered in five events, all of which are scheduled for Friday. Chris Low (800m) and Chris Enriquez (5000m) will represent the 49er men, while Caitlin Turner (800m, 1500m) and Hillary Zator (10000m) are slated to compete on the women's side.
RACKING UP THE AWARDS
Askew was tabbed the track athlete of the week after finishing second in the 400m with a lifetime-best 54.72. That was the fastest time recorded by a 49er since 1987 and ranks third in program history. Askew was also a member of the 4x400 squad that ran Long Beach State's first-ever sub-3:40 relay as they shattered the previous school record with a mark of 3:39.65.
In addition, senior Kayla Kamaka was named the Big West Women's Field Athlete of the Week on March 18. Kamaka earned the distinction for her performance at the Anteater 4-Way Meet where she finished ahead of the pack in the pole vault to help The Beach to three dual meet wins. Kamaka established two lifetime bests on separate tries, first clearing 12-10.75, before extending that effort with a mark of 13-01.5. That height ranks first in the Big West and ties for second all-time at LBSU.
Senior Jason Harrell claimed one of the first honors of the outdoor season as he was tabbed the Big West Men's Field Athlete of the Week on March 11. He won the discus at the Riverside City College Quad Meet with a toss of 177-01. Harrell would go on to improve that distance at the Anteater 4-Way Meet when he recorded a personal-best 191-09. His mark ranks 12th in the nation, fifth in the West Region and first in the conference.
GLASGOW CONTINUES STRONG START
THE LOW DOWN
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