May 15, 2010
Northridge, Calif. - Ciara Short doubled in the 200 and 400 and Lauren Williams won the 100 meter hurdles for the third year in a row Saturday to pace Cal State Fullerton's women to a fourth-place finish at the Big West Conference Track and Field Championships at Cal State Northridge.
The Titan women totaled 97 points to trail host CSUN at 193, UC Santa Barbara at 188 and UC Davis at 113. Trailing were UC Riverside (71), Cal Poly (60), Long Beach State (53) and UC Irvine (43).
The Titan men finished eighth with 42 points. Host CSUN won that title, too, with 173 points followed by UCSB at 145, Cal Poly at 134, UCSB at 132.5, UC Davis at 91, UCI at 58.5 and UC Riverside at 43.
Short broke her own school record in the 400 (53.16) with a time of 52.37, one of the fastest times in the nation this season. She won the 200 in 23.93. Williams won the hurdles in 13.41, besting UC Davis' Sirena Williams by .02 seconds.
The Titans also got women's points from Jameena Hunt, second in the discus; Chazz Evans, fifth in the 200 and sixth in the 400; and Carolyn Ellis, sixth in the 5K. The 4x100 relay team ran second and the 4x400 team was fourth in a seasonal best time of 3:45.20.
The men suffered a blow when Bryan Luther pulled up with a hamstring injury early in the 200. Earlier, he placed fifth in the 100 and teammate DeAndrae Woods placed seventh. The Titans got points from Julius Joseph, with a surprising third in the discus after a disappointing effort in the shot put.