Titans Head to Boise for Indoor Season Finale
FULLERTON, Calif. – The Cal State Fullerton indoor track and field team will wrap up its 2014 indoor season at the Boise State Team Challenge this Saturday at the Jackson Indoor Facility in Boise, Idaho.
The Titans will send 21 athletes this weekend to compete in 12 events before the outdoor season begins on March 8 in Riverside, Calif. Fullerton is set to compete against host Boise State, Utah State, Eastern Oregon, Nevada, Utah Valley, and many more.
As the Titans head into the final meet of the indoor season, the team has recorded four new school records, set multiple personal bests, and even competed in two events for the first time in school history, pentathlon and distance medley relay.
Last weekend at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., Fullerton witnessed two new school records as junior Tejera Dial broke the school record in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:17.31 and teammate Ana Valdovinos broke Dial's school record in the one-mile run with a time of 5:08.58.
The Titans also had freshman Destinee Brown qualify for the 60-meter finals and senior Katie Wilson post a personal best in the 200-meter with a time of 25.11. Freshman Arianna Fuentes also recorded a personal record in the one-mile run with a time of 5:14.60 to finish 14th. The distance runners also recorded their fastest 3000-meter run of the season as Katie Bathgate finished 14th with a time of 10:22.65.
For the first time since the New Mexico Cherry and Silver Collegiate on Jan. 24-25 the weight throwers (Amanda Mercado and Alexandria Kemp) and pole vaulters (Bryn Williamson and Kimberly Amaya) will compete.
The women's high jump will start the action on Saturday at 8 a.m. (PT) and the first running event will be at 10 a.m. (PT) with the 60-meter preliminary dash.
Following this weekend's meet, certain Titans could participate in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 14-15 in Albuquerque, N. M.
ATHLETE (Events Listed to Participate)
Kimberly Amaya (Pole Vault)
Destinee Brown (60m, 200m, 4x400m)
Jasmyne Davis (Long Jump, Triple Jump)
Tejera Dial (800m, 1-mile)
Arianna Fuentes (1-mile)
Ifunanya Gwacham (High Jump, Triple Jump)
Brooke Hardge (60m, Long Jump)
Alexandria Kemp (Weight Throw)
Tijerra Lynch (800m, 1-mile)
Amanda Mercado (Weight Throw)
Tigest Nealy (400m, 4x400m)
Deena Pierce (60mHH, 4x400m)
Ty'Jalayah Robertson (High Jump, Triple Jump)
Ashley Sims (60m, 200m, 4x400m)
Alexandria Stewart (60m, Long Jump, 4x400m)
Alexis Stewart (60m, 200m, 4x400m)
Brionna Thompson (High Jump, Long Jump)
Brittany Thornton (60mHH)
Ana Valdovinos (800m)
Bryn Williamson (Pole Vault)
Katie Wilson (200m, 400m, 4x400m)