UCI Women, Long Beach Men Win BW Challenge

April 10, 2009

Complete Results

Fullerton, Calif. - Lauren Williams doubled in the hurdles and Ciara Short won both the 200 and 400 meter races Friday night to highlight Cal State Fullerton's efforts in the 17th Annual Big West Challenge track and field meet.

UC Irvine won the women's competition with 194.50 points, topping Fullerton's 167.50, Long Beach State's 157 and UC Santa Barbara's 152. On the men's side, Long Beach State scored 209 points to 178 for UCSB, 167 for UC Irvine and 121 for Fullerton.

"We had some good individual performances by the men but the team performance was disappointing," said CSF Head Coach John Elders. "Bryan Luther won the 200 and was second in the 100. Lamar Jackson won the 110 hurdles. And Brent Handa made a major breakthrough with a big personal best in he men's 3000 meters (finishing second in 8:30.89).

"The women had a good meet. The doubles by Ciara and Lauren would be the highlights."

Short won the 400 in a time of 54.54 and the 200 in 23.96. Williams won the 400 meter hurdles in 64.03 and the 100 hurdles in 13.77.

Other Titan event winners were Kristyne Hanberg in the women's 100 at 12.01, Juliane Masciana in the 3000 steeplechase at 10:32.0 and Garrett Myers in the long jump at 23 feet, 8 3/4 inches.