Brown Qualifies for 60m Finals as Titans Finish Day One of Husker Invite
FULLERTON, Calif. - After a long travel day on Thursday, the Cal State Fullerton indoor track and field team came back Friday to register a strong performance at the 39th annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational on the campus of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb.
The Titans were led on Friday by freshman Destinee Brown who qualified for Saturday's 60-meter dash finals after registering a time of 7.49 to finish in eighth. Also, in the 60-meter dash sophomores Alexandria Stewart and Alexis Stewart finished with times of 7.83 and 7.88 to place 27th and 30th, respectively.
Fullerton had five athletes compete in the 60-meter hurdles as junior Deena Pierce was the top Titan with a time of 8.81 as she finished in 15th. In her first meet of the season freshman Brittany Thornton finished 20th with a time of 9.08 and a trio of Taylor Frank (9.39), Nicolette Garcia (9.58), and Jessica Aguilera (9.99) finished 23rd, 24th, and 25th.
On tap for Saturday include the triple jump, high jump, one-mile run, 800-meter run, 3000-meter run, and 200-meter dash.
The Titans return to the Devaney Center Saturday for the second day of the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational. The meet resumes at 8 a.m. (PT) as many Titan athletes are scheduled to compete. Check back tomorrow at Fullertontitans.com for a full recap and complete results of Saturday's action.
Notes: The Husker Invitational will have multi-events in addition to the full slate of open events and series of special invites. The Husker Invitational is named in honor of former track and field Head Coach Frank Sevigne, who fought a gallant battle against cancer prior to his death on Jan. 29, 1985. Sevigne was posthumously inducted into the United States Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Dec. 4, 2004, in Portland, Ore.
Sevigne brought a wealth of success to Nebraska athletics. He oversaw a total of 11 national champions, 42 All-Americans and 103 individual conference champions. One of his former athletes, sprinter Charlie Greene, added an Olympic gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay at the 1968 Games.