May 16, 2009
Irvine, Calif. - Juliane Masciana completed a rare distance double and Lauren Williams shattered her school record in winning the 100 meter hurdles to highlight Cal State Fullerton's efforts Saturday on the second and final day of the Big West Conference Track and Field Championships at UC Irvine.
Masciana, who outran Long Beach State's Carly Harris to win the steeplechase on Friday, ran her 49er opponent down again in the home stretch Saturday to win the 5000 meters in 16:47.00. Harris was clocked in 16:47.78.
Williams, who broke her school record on Friday in the preliminaries at 13.52, reduced the mark to 13:37 in winning Saturday.
Fullerton's women's finish equalled its best ever and the Titans were only 2.5 points behind third-place UC Riverside. The Titan men, who were fifth after Friday's field-heavy results, dropped to eighth place. Cal State Northridge won both the men's and women's titles.
Other Titans picking up significant points Saturday were Ciara Short, second in both the women's 200 and 400; Jameena Hunt, third in the women's discus and fourth in the hammer; Losa Akauola, fourth in the women's shot, seventh in the hammer and eighth in the discus; and Andrew Sullivan, who tied for fourth in a highly competitive men's pole vault that saw five men all clear 16 feet, 6 3/4 inches. Garrett Myers was third in the triple jump but injured his back and could not run the 400 meters.