April 2, 2006
Fresno, Calif. - School records, regional qualifying marks and personal records added up to a third-place finish for the men and a fourth-place finish for the women as Cal State Fullerton enjoyed a productive day at the California/Nevada Championship Meet Saturday at Fresno State.
The Titan men scored 95 points to trail only UCLA (246.5) and defending Big West Conference champion Cal State Northridge (105) while the women posted 86 points to trail UCLA (182), CSUN (122.5) and Fresno State (112).
Matt Turner set an individual school record in the 110 hurdles with a mark of 14.51 (old mark: 14.55 by Damion Jackson in 2000), good for third place, and the women's 4x400 relay team of Kimiah Hudson, Nancy Blake, Kandace Wilson and Destany Cearley set a new CSF mark of 3:44.57 (old mark: 3:47.70 in 2003) to trail only UCLA (3:42.99).
NCAA Regional qualifying marks were posted by pole vaulter BJ Vandrovec (16 feet, 6 3/4 inches) and triple jumper Lacy Welborn (40 feet, 6 1/4 inches). Welborn won her event to match the victories of Blake in the 400 (54.89), Cearley in the 400 hurdles (61.79), John Pratter in the 100 meters (10.77) and Aaron Williams, who won the long jump on his final attempt with a mark of 24 feet, 11 inches.
"We had a great weekend," said Titans' Head Coach John Elders. "This may have been our best team finishes ever at this meet."
The Titans also got a strong showing in the men's hammer throw where Scott Hutchison was sixth at 168 feet, 9 inches and Steve Nelson had a personal best of 168 feet to place eighth. In addition to his record mark in the 110 hurdles, Turner also placed second in the high jump at 7 feet, one-half inch.