April 28, 2007
Berkeley, Calif. - Hurdler Dinah Clark, sprinter Antonio Vega and the rest of the 4x100 relay team grabbed the spotlight Saturday for Cal State Fullerton at the California Collegiate Challenge at the University of California.
Clark broke a 21-year old school record in the 100 meter hurdles when she was clocked in 13.89, which also qualifies her for NCAA Regional competition. The old mark was 13.91 by Julie Fricke in 1986. Clark placed sixth in the competition.
Vega ran the 100 meters' qualifying heat in 11.88 to break Kandace Wilson's record of 11.94 set two weeks ago at the Mt. Sac Relays. Vega ran 12.01 in the finals to finish 11th, just behind teammates Yewande Findley (ninth in 11.93 -- which also beat Wilson's mark) and Wilson, tenth in 12.00. Wilson also ran a personal best of 24.41 to place 12th in the 200 meters.
The trio also teamed with Kimiah Hudson to finish fifth and break their own school record in the 4x100 meter relay with a time of 45.79, beating their previous best of 45.97 set earlier this year.
For the men, Lemar Jackson made a major improvement with some new technique to run 14.39 in the 110 high hurdles. Roberto Archibold finished fifth in the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 52.86.
A smaller contingent of Titans competed at the Steve Scott Invitational at UC Irvine. Andrew Little placed fifth in the pole vault at 16 feet, 6 3/4 inches.