Titans Seek First Big West Track and Field Championship

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FULLERTON, Calif.—The Cal State Fullerton track and field team travels to the campus of Cal State Northridge this Friday and Saturday in search of the program's first ever track and field conference championship on either the men or women's side.

 

All the action will get under way Friday, beginning with the women's hammer throw at 9:00 a.m. Amanda Mercado will represent the Titans, as she currently ranks 13th in the conference in the event. The track events will begin with the men's 3000-meter steeplechase final on Friday at 2:30 p.m. Jayson Perez and Jeff Little, will both represent the Titans in that event, as they rank seventh and 10th in the league respectively. Little managed to win the men's steeplechase with a time of 9:39.30 just two weeks ago at the adidas Steve Scott Invitational.

 

Championship Saturday will begin with the field events once again; as the day will start with the men's hammer throw at 9:00 a.m. Emmanuel Martinez and Isaac Henandez will represent the Fullerton squad in this event, as they rank 13th and 16th in the conference.

 

The excitement continues with the men's 4x100-meter relay at 2:08 p.m., marking the first track event of the afternoon. The Titan men will be well represented here, as Bryan Luther, Javon May, Robert Pachoreck, and Joshua Gordan (Tony Crutchfield as an alternate) represents a Fullerton squad that ranks second in the conference after posting a time of 41.08 at the OXY Invitational last weekend.

 

The Big West Championships will wrap-up with the women's 4x400-meter relay at 5:19 p.m. Deena Pierce, Ashley Sims, Tenia Sebastian, and Katie Wilson (Alexandria Stewart and Elizabeth Claustro as alternates) will represent the Fullerton squad, which currently fourth in the conference.

The team championship presentations will then take place immediately following the final race at 5:25 p.m.
 
TV Coverage

Fox Sports Prime Ticket (DirecTV - 693, Dish Network - 411, Time Warner Cable – 31, Cox Cable - 63) will televise Saturday's events live from 2:00-5:30 p.m. Paul Sunderland will be doing the play-by-play, while Dan Moriarty will be providing sideline interviews

Titan Big West Athlete of the Week Award Winners
 
Javon May: Earned Big West Men's Track Athlete of the Week on April 9 for his performance in the 400-meter hurdles at the Florida Relays.
Katie Wilson: Earned Big West Women's Track Athlete of the Week on May 7 for her performance in the 400-meter dash at the OXY Invitational.
Walter Whitaker: Earned Big West Men's Field Athlete of the Week on May 7 for his performance in the triple jump at the OXY Invitational.
 

Titan Women in the Big West Championships

 

Fullerton hopes this is the year it makes its resurgence to the top of the Big West Conference, as the Titan women haven't secured a top-four finish since the 2010 season, as Fullerton finished sixth in the 2012 and eighth in 2011. However, from 2006-10, the Titans never finished any lower than fifth place…Cal State Fullerton's best placing all-time came in 2006 where the Titans finished fourth and recorded a school record 107 points. Cal State Northridge was also the host school that season….Fullerton has placed fourth on three separate occasions (2006, 2009, 2010).

Past Cal State Fullerton Women's Track and Field Individual Big West Champions

200 Meters

2010   Ciara Short (23.93)

2011   Ciara Short (23.42)

400 Meters

2007   Kandace Wilson (54.64)

2010   Ciara Short (52.37)

2011   Ciara Short (52.31)

3,000 Meters

1992   Kristen Peters (9:53.65)

1995   Heather Killeen (9:55.57)

3,000-Meter Steeplechase

2009   Julianne Masciana (10:23.36)

5,000 Meters

1994   Heather Killeen (17:51.10)

1995   Heather Killeen (16:52.60)

2009   Julianna Masciana (16:47.00)

10,000 Meters

1995   Heather Killeen (36:49.97)

100-Meter Hurdles

2007   Dinah Clark (13.77)

2008   Lauren Williams (13.91)

2009   Lauren Williams (13.37)

2010   Lauren Williams (13.41)

2011   Lauren Williams (13.51)

400-Meter Hurdles

2006   Destany Cearley (60.51)

4x100-Meter Relay

2011   Cal State Fullerton (45.88)

2012   Cal State Fullerton (45.61)

4x400-Meter Relay

2007   Cal State Fullerton (3:39.18)

Triple Jump

2001   Anna Doty (40-7.50)

Pole Vault

2005   Jennifer Clarke (12-5.50)

Titan Men in the Big West Championships

Similar to the women, the Titan men have high hopes for the 2013 edition of the Big West Championships after finishing no higher than seventh since the squad placed sixth in 2008….from 2006-08 the Titans finished no lower than sixth place…the Titans' best all-time placing came in 2006 where the squad became the first team to in school history to make the podium at the Big West Championships, as the team finished third and collected a school record 116.5 points. Cal State Northridge was also the host school that year.

Past Cal State Fullerton Men's Track and Field Individual Big West Champions

100 Meters

2006   Anthony Brown (10.50)

200 Meters

2006   Anthony Brown (21.41)

400 Meters

2007   Chris Epstein (47.05)

800 Meters

1975   Tim Bryan (1:49.50-y)

5000 Meters

1993   Steve Frisone (14:41.93)

3,000-Meter Steeplechase

1992   Mike Tansley (9:11.58)

1994   Mike Tansley (9:21.30)

110-Meter Hurdles

2000   Damion Jackson (14.12)

400-Meter Hurdles

2007   Roberto Archibold (52.29)

2008   Roberto Archibold (52.29)

4x400 Meter Relay

2000   Cal State Fullerton (3:12.69)

2001   Cal State Fullerton (3:11.43)

2002   Cal State Fullerton (3:11.72)

High Jump

2001    Brandon Campbell (7-4.50)*

2002   Brandon Campbell (7-2.50)

2008   Johnathan Golden (6-10.75)

2009   Laron Brown (6-10.75)

Long Jump

1999   Brandon Campbell (25-10.00)

2001   Brandon Campbell (23-5.25)

2006   Matt Turner (24-8.50)

Triple Jump

1991   Jesse Henderson (49-4.50)

2008   Garrett Myers (51-8.25)

Pole Vault

2003   Giovanni Lanaro (17-8.50)

2004   Giovanni Lanaro (17-8.50)

Javelin

1991   Rob Vasquez (219-8)

2001   Ryan Gill (221-10)

*Denotes Big West championship meet record

A Look at the Titan Women Competing this Weekend…

Katie Bathgate*

5000-meter final: May 11 @ 4:46 p.m….currently ranks 13th in the Big West (17:24.38)

3000-meter steeplechase final: May 10 @2:45 p.m….currently ranks 9th in the Big West (11:17.26)…ranks 135th in the NCAA West Region.

Jasiri Blake

100-meter dash trials: May 10 @ 5:00 p.m….currently ranks 19th in the Big West (12.25)

200-meter dash trials: May 10 @ 6:30 p.m….currently ranks 26th in the Big West (25.04)

Lexie Bravo*

5000-meter final: May 11 @ 4:46 p.m….currently ranks 27th in the Big West (18:01.24)

10000-meter final: May 10 @ 7:25 p.m….currently ranks 7th in the Big West (37:28.27)…ranks 102nd in the NCAA West Region.

Casey Candelaria

800-meter trials: May 10 @ 5:30 p.m….currently ranks 15th in the Big West (2:13.87).

1500-meter trials: May 10 @ 3:20 p.m….currently ranks 15th in the Big West (4:34.17).

Elizabeth Claustro

400-meter trials: May 10 @ 4:30 p.m….currently ranks 25th in the Big West (57.83).

4x400-meter relay finals: May 11 @ 5:19 p.m.

Lauren McIntyre

5000-meter final: May 11 @ 4:46 p.m….currently ranks 23rd in the Big West (17:51.01).

Deena Pierce*

100-meter hurdle trials: May 10 @ 4:00 p.m….currently ranks second in the Big West (13.87)…ranks 55th in the NCAA West Region.

400-meter hurdle trials: May 10 @ 6:00 p.m….currently ranks fifth in the Big West (1:01.27)…ranks 73rd in the NCAA West Region.

4x400-meter relay finals: May 11 @ at 5:19 p.m.

Tenia Sebastian

400-meter hurdle trials: May 10 @ 6:00 p.m….currently ranks 11th in the Big West (1:03.41).

4x400-meter relay finals: May 11 @ at 5:19 p.m.

Ashley Sims*

100-meter dash trials: May 10 @ 5:00 p.m….currently ranks third in the Big West (11.76)…ranks 65th in the NCAA West Region.

200-meter dash trials: May 10 @ 6:30 p.m….currently ranks fifth in the Big West (24.06)…ranks 79th in the NCAA West Region.

4x100-meter relay finals: May 11 @ 2:13 p.m.

4x400-meter relay finals: May 11 @ at 5:19 p.m.

Alexandria Stewart

100-meter dash trials: May 10 @ 5:00 p.m….currently ranks 25th in the Big West (12.36).

4x400-meter relay finals: May 11 @ at 5:19 p.m.

Alexis Stewart

100-meter dash trials: May 10 @ 5:00 p.m….currently ranks 22nd in the Big West (12.31).

200-meter dash trials: May 10 @ 6:30 p.m….currently ranks 29th in the Big West (25.13).

Emily Taylor

1500-meter trials: May 10 @3:20 p.m….currently ranks 13th in the Big West (4:33.80).

5000-meter final: May 11 @ 4:46 p.m….currently ranks  30th in the Big West (18:05.41).

Morgan Thompson

200-meter dash trials: May 10 @ 6:30 p.m….currently ranks 18th in the Big West (24.84).

400-meter dash trials: May 10 @ 4:30 p.m….currently ranks 16th in the Big West (56.43).

4x100-meter relay finals: May 11 @ 2:13 p.m.

Ana Valdovinos

800-meter trials: May 10 @ 5:30 p.m….currently ranks 19th in the Big West (2:14.74).

1500-meter trials: May 10 @ 3:20 p.m….currently ranks 30th in the Big West (4:39.58).

Katie Wilson*

200-meter dash trials: May 10 @ 6:30 p.m….currently ranks 18th in the Big West (24.84)

400-meter dash trials: May 10 @ 4:30 p.m….currently ranks second in the Big West (54.59)…ranks 59th in the NCAA West Region.

4x100-meter relay finals: May 11 @ 2:13 p.m.

4x400-meter relay finals: May 11 @ at 5:19 p.m.

Cal State Fullerton Women's 4x100-meter relay team*- May 11 @ 2:13 p.m.

 

(Jasiri Blake, Ashley Sims, Katie Wilson, Morgan Thompson)…currently ranks third in the Big West (46.21)….ranks 80th in the NCAA West Region…has won two consecutive Big West Championships (2011, 2012)

Cal State Fullerton Women's 4x400-meter relay team*- May 11 @ at 5:19 p.m.

(Deena Pierce, Ashley Sims, Tenia Sebastian, Katie Wilson, Alexandria Stewart, Elizabeth Claustro)…currently ranks fourth in the Big West (3:45.08)…ranks 88th in the NCAA West Region.

Amanda Mercado

Hammer throw final: May 10 @ 9:00 a.m....currently ranks 13th in the Big West (159'2")

Jasmyne Davis*

Long jump final: May 10 @ 1:30 p.m….currently ranks 19th in the Big West (17'9.75").

Triple jump final: May 11 @ 12:30 p.m….currently ranks eighth in the Big West (38'8.75")…ranks 98th in the NCAA West Region.

Kara Kalmar

Pole Vault final: May 11 @ 2:00 p.m….currently ranks 11th in the Big West (11'10.50).

*Indicates top-10 Big West performer

 
A Look at the Titan Men Competing this Weekend…
 

Bryan Luther*

100-meter dash trials: May 10 @ 4:45 p.m….currently ranks sixth in the Big West (10.65)…ranks 85th in the NCAA West Region.

200-meter dash trials: May 10 @ 6:15 p.m…..currently ranks first in the Big West (21.44)…ranks 97th in the NCAA West Region.

4x100-meter relay finals: May 11 @ 2:08 p.m.

4x400-meter relay finals: May 11 @ 5:09 p.m.

Joshua Gordon

200-meter dash trials: May 10 @ 6:15 p.m….currently ranks 20th in the Big West (22.08).

400-meter dash trials: May 10 @ 4:15 p.m….currently ranks 14th in the Big West (48.78).

4x100-meter relay finals: May 11 @ 2:08 p.m.

4x400-meter relay finals: May 11 @ 5:09 p.m.

Tony Crutchfield

200-meter dash trials: May 10 @ 6:15 p.m….currently ranks 24th in the Big West. (22.16)

110-meter hurdle trials: May 10 @ 3:40 p.m….currently ranks 11th in the Big West (14.92).

4x100-meter relay finals: May 11 @ 2:08 p.m.

Taylor Ros

400-meter dash trials: May 10 @ 4:15 p.m….currently ranks 23rd in the Big West (49.14).

4x400-meter relay finals: May 11 @ 5:09 p.m.

 

400-meter dash trials: May 10 @ 4:15 p.m…. currently ranks 41st in the Big West (50.79).

4x400-meter relay finals: May 11 @ 5:09 p.m.

 
Sean Krinik*

800-meter trials: May 10 @ 5:15 p.m….currently ranks fourth in the Big West (1:51.15)…ranks 80th in the NCAA West Region.

AJ Pulice*

800-meter trials: May 10 @ 5:15 p.m….currently ranks seventh in the Big West (1:51.99)…ranks 110th in the NCAA West Region.

Brandon Cook

800-meter trials: May 10 @ 5:15 p.m….currently ranks 12th in the Big West (1:52.86).

Donald Bernard

5000-meter final: May 11 @ 4:26 p.m….currently ranks 27th in the Big West (15:16.80)

10000-meter final: May 10 @ 6:45 p.m….currently ranks 11th in the Big West (31:55.72).

Jeff Little*

800-meter trials: May 10 @ 5:15 p.m….currently ranks 31st in the Big West (15:22.96)

3000-meter steeplechase: May 10 @ 2:30 p.m….currently ranks 10th in the Big West (9:39.30)…ranks 148th in the NCAA West Region.

Javon May*

400-meter hurdles: May 10 @ 5:45 p.m….currently ranks third in the Big West (52.21)…ranks 32nd the NCAA West Region.

4x100-meter relay finals: May 11 @ 2:08 p.m.

4x400-meter relay finals: May 11 @ 5:09 p.m.

Gavin Couvrey-Jacobs

400-meter hurdles: May 10 @ 5:45 p.m….currently ranks 16th in the Big West (55.92).

Jayson Perez*

3000-meter steeplechase: May 10 @ 2:30 p.m….currently ranks seventh in the Big West (9:27.86)…ranks 119th in the NCAA West Region.

Cal State Fullerton Men's 4x100-meter relay team*- May 11 @ 2:08 p.m.

 

(Bryan Luther, Javon May, Robert Pachoreck, Joshua Gordon, Tony Crutchfield)…currently ranks second in the Big West (41.08)….ranks 81st in the NCAA West Region.

Cal State Fullerton Men's 4x400-meter relay team*- May 11 @ 5:09 p.m.

 

(Bryan Luther, Javon May, Taylor Ros, Joshua Gordon, Taylor Lothman)…currently ranks fourth in the Big West (3:14.23)….ranks 98th in the NCAA West Region.

Shawn McNany*

Pole Vault final: May 10 @ 1:30 p.m….currently ranks sixth in the Big West (16'0.75")…ranks 91st in the NCAA West Region.

Malek Walls

Long jump final: May 10 @ 4:30 p.m….currently ranks 11th in the Big West (23'0.75")

Long jump final: May 10 @ 4:30 p.m….currently ranks 12th in the Big West (22'0.75")

Walter Whitaker*

Long jump final: May 10 @ 4:30 p.m….currently ranks 13th in the Big West (22'9.00").

Triple jump final: May 11 @ 1:30 p.m….currently ranks third in the Big West (49'4.25")…ranks 41st in the NCAA West Region.

Long jump final: May 10 @ 4:30 p.m….currently ranks 15th in the Big West (22'5.25").

Triple jump final: May 11 @ 1:30 p.m….currently ranks 11th in the Big West (45'0.25").

Emmanuel Martinez

Hammer throw final: May 11 @ 9:00 a.m….currently ranks 13th in the Big West (162'0")

Isaac Hernandez

Hammer throw final: May 11 @ 9:00 a.m….currently ranks 16th in the Big West (160'9")

Javelin throw final: May 10 @ 4:30 p.m….currently ranks seventh in the Big West (179'4")…ranks 124th in the NCAA West Region.

Kenneth Callinan

Javelin throw final: May 10 @ 4:30 p.m….currently ranks 12th in the Big West (169'7"). 

Ian Sparks

Javelin throw final: May 10 @ 4:30 p.m….currently ranks 15th in the Big West (160'9").