April 24, 2010
Fullerton, Calif. - Kicked off by a school record in the women's 4x100 relay race, the Cal State Fullerton track and field team went on to sweep a rare dual meet with visiting UC Irvine Saturday afternoon.
The Titan men won, 80-73, and the women won more handily, 96-58.
The Titan relay team of Ciara Short, Lauren Williams, Chazz Evans and Carol Chang clocked 45.52 to best the old mark of 45.79 set in 2007. Short also broke the school standard in the 100 meters, clocking 11.66 to break the 11.88 of Antonia Vega in 2007.
Multiple winners for Fullerton included Jameena Hunt in the discus, shot put and hammer, Short in the 100 and 200, Carolyn Ellis in the 800 and 1500 and Julius Joseph in the men's shot put, discus and hammer.
"I think this was the first dual meet we've hosted since the men's program was reinstated in 1989," said CSF Head Coach John Elders. "I think both teams competed really well and appeared to have a great time and a lot of fun with an old fashioned dual meet.
"It produced some great performances by both teams so I think it was an overall success. We were pleased to win the battle for OC."
Among the other Titan highlights: all three men's high jmpers posted season highs; Shawn McNany PR'd in the pole vault by 3 inches at 15-10; Evans had a PR in the 400 at 56.45 and her 24.87 was a best in the 200; and Carolyn Ellis' win in the 800 was the first time she had run the race since high school.
Next week the Titans compete in the Steve Scott Invitational at UC Irvine on Saturday and Sunday.