Titans' Relay Squads Shine at Aztec Invitational
SAN DIEGO—A win in the men's 4x100 meter relay and a fourth place finish in the women's 4x100 meter relay highlighted what was another successful weekend for Cal State Fullerton's track and field program this past Friday and Saturday at the Aztec Invitational.
The winning men's relay team was led by Bryan Luther, Javon May, Robert Pachoreck, and Joshua Gordon, as the foursome combined to run a 41.09, which was less than two seconds off the all-time meet record. The time also qualifies as the best in the Big West this season.
Fullerton's womens relay squad was led by Jasiri Blake, Alexandria Stewart, Ashley Sims, and Katie Wilson, as the four combined to run a 46.56, which is good enough for the third best time in the conference this season.
"It was another solid weekend for us, and just another step towards getting better as a program," said head coach John Elders. "We were overall very pleased as a coaching staff, and we'll continue to just take things one week at a time, with the goal being to get better each and every week."
Walter Whitaker posted the lone individual men's win for Fullerton, as he took home first place in the men's triple jump, posting a leap of 47-10.-00. Ian Sparks also recorded a Big West qualifying throw of 160-09 and placed 13th in the men's Javelin throw, while Cliff King threw a personal best, 152-03 in the men's hammer throw to round out the top field performers for the Titans.
On the track, Deena Pierce finished first in her section and set a season best in the 100-meter hurdles (14.88), while also winning her section of the women's 400-meter hurdle, recording personal best 1:02.99.
Ashley Sims (24.19), Alexis Stewart (25.13), and Jasiri Blake (25.24) all recorded personal bests in the women's 200-meter dash, while Javon May improved on his Ben Brown Invitational time, running a 54.42 in the men's 400-hurdle.
Ana Valdovinos (2:17.99) placed seventh and set a personal best in the women's 800-meter run, while Tenia Sebastian ran a season best 1:03.67 in the 400-hurdles.
The Titans will split apart next weekend, as half the squad will go to Irvine, California to compete in the UCI Spring Break Invitational and the other half will travel up to Pasadena, California to take part in the Pasadena Games this Friday and Saturday.