Outdoor Season Begins Saturday at RCC

Outdoor Season Begins Saturday at RCC
FULLERTON, Calif. --- The Cal State Fullerton men's and women's outdoor track and field teams open the 2017 season on Saturday at the Riverside City College, UC Riverside Cal State Fullerton and Pepperdine Quad Meet hosted by RCC.

FIELD: Fullerton will send a large contingent on both the men's and women's side for its first meet of the season.

Women's 100m  Dash: Tatiana Bell, Alayah Byers, Onyx Gaston, Sarah Perez

Women's 200m Dash: Jordan Agnew, Taiana Bell, Alayah Byers, Kiana Clay, Fanny Giron, Ifunanya Gwacham, Sarah Perez,

Women's 400m Dash: Mia Franco, Fanny Giron, Tyler Hardge, India Owens

Note: India Owens set Fullerton's new 400 meter record with a time of 59.65 in 2016.

Women's 800m Run: Zuri Henderson

Women's 1,500m Run: Pamela Pelayo, Laurel Sparks

Women's 3,000m Run: Stephanie Cortez

Women's 100m Hurdles: Brisa Guzman-Sanchez, Tammy Vien

Women's 400m Hurdles: Brisa Guzman-Sanchez, Tammy Vien

Women's 4x100m Relay: Tatiana Bell, Alayah Byers, Kiana Clay, Sarah Perez, Tammy Vien

Women's 4x400m Relay: Kiana Clay, Mia Franco, Fanny Giron, Hardge, Zuri Henderson,

Morgan Love, India Owens, Brisa Guzman-Sanchez

Women's High Jump: Jordan Agnew, Ifunanya Gwacham, Ty'Jalayah Robertson

Women's Pole Vault: Arielle Bray, Shelby Noble, Bryn Williamson

Women's Long Jump: Onyx Gaston, Laura Hamann, Ty'Jalayah Robertson

Women's Triple Jump: Onyx Gaston, Laura Hamann, Ty'Jalayah Robertson,

Women's Shot Put: Jordan Agnew, Ifunanya Gwacham, Breanne Monrroy, Bertha Sola, Ciera Williams

Women's Discus Throw: Breanne Monrroy, Bertha Sola, Ciera Williams,

Women's Hammer Throw: Kelsey McKelvey


Men's 100m Dash: Anthony Applequist, Kasey Cory, Connor Edwards, Mason Guzman-Sanchez, Luis Matos, Mason Rollins, Sam Schubert, Ryan Wade
Men's 200m Dash: Kasey Cory, Connor Edwards, Marcel Espinoza, Chaz Harmon, Luis Matos, Tommy Medina, Mason Rollins, Thomas Rintoul, Ryan Wade

Men's 400m Dash: Diego Courbis, Charz Harmon, Tommy Medina, Torry Moline, Thomas Rintoul, Thaddeus Smith

Men's 1,500m  Run: Joe Casco, Shelby Hernandez, Jr., Isaiah Marshall, Sam PimentelJorge Sanchez-Velasquez

Men's 3,000m  Run: Gavin Bradley, Lucas Jackson, Robert Miyoshi, Gabe Toscano

Men's 110m  Hurdles: Mason Guzman-Sanchez, Sam Schubert

Men's 4x100m Relay: Kasey Cory, Chaz Harmon, Luis Matos, Ryan Wade

Men's 4 x 400m Relay: Diego Courbis, Chaz Harmon, Tommy Medina, Cole Paton, Thomas Rintoul; Kasey Cory, Marcel Espinoza, Isaiah Marshall, Torry Moline, Ryan Wade; Anthony Applequist, Desran Desir, Dwayne Lee, Jahni Newhauser; Malik Johnson, Theodore Malepeai-Tofaeono, Edwin Matthews, Jake Ostgaard

Men's High Jump: Malik Johnson, Edwin Matthews, Jahni Newhauser, Jake Ostgaard

Men's Pole Vault: Jacob Ruiz

Men's Long Jump: Anthony Applequist, Desran Desir, Dwayne Lee, Theodore Malepeai-Tofaeono

Men's Triple Jump: Theodore Malepeai-Tofaeono

Men's Shot Put: Austin Flores, Tanner Miller, Jake Ostgaard, Luis Sosa

Men's Discus Throw: Connor Anderson, Austin Flores, Michael Jackson, Tanner Miller

Men's Hammer Throw: Alvin Sung


2017 RECORDS BROKEN: Cal State Fullerton broke five program indoor records during the 2017 season.

- Freshman Samantha Huerta set the program's new one-run mile record with a time 5:01.67 at the Huksy Invitational on Feb. 11.

- Sophomore Brianna Jacklin set the new record for the Titans in the 5,000 meters with a time of 17:53.49 on Feb. 10 at the Husky Invitational.

- The women's distance medley team of junior Arianna Fuentes (1,600), freshman Chanel Rogers (400), Huerta (800) and senior Sierra Ungerman (1,200) set the new Fullerton record with a time of 12:05.41 at the Husky Invitational on Feb. 10.

- Freshman Shelby Noble set a new Cal State Fullerton indoor track and field record in the pole vault with a mark of 3.75 meters at the Don Kirby Invitational on Feb. 11.

- Freshman Naiah Boardingham opened the season with a new long jump record of 5.70 meters at the Lumberjack Team Challenge on Jan. 21.


2016 RECAP: The men's and women's outdoor track and field team saw tremendous success as nine different records were shattered, four Big West titles were earned and eight student-athletes qualified for the West Region Preliminaries in Lawrence, Kan.

India Owens brought home the women's 400-meter in a time of 59.65. Kelsey McKelvey ended her season with a bang tying the school-best mark of 41.26 meters in the javelin throw at the Big West Championships.

On the men's side, the Titans saw huge success as five individuals set new school records. Eli Penick brought home the men's 100-meter dash Big West title and demolished the school record with his time of 10.33, running the fastest time by the conference meet champion since 2003. Thaddeus Smith also made a name for himself as he shattered the previous school record in the 200 meter with his time of 20.92.

Also setting a new school record was Shelby Hernandez Jr., who improved upon his own school record that he set earlier in the season in the 800-meter run, running a time of 1:50.69 at the Big West Championships.

In his first and only season as a Titan, Aneesh Joshi also set a new school record in the 100 meter hurdles in his run on Friday in the prelims of the Big West Championships, running a time of 14.23.

Rounding out the group of individual record-setters was senior Steven Parsons who broke the school record in the hammer throw in his final competition as a Titan, breaking the previous record with his distance of 58.60m.


Both men's relay teams also etched their names in the record books as the 4x100 meter relay team, comprised of Penick, Smith, Darion Zimmerman and Luis Matos, not only set a new school record, but set a new Big West Championships meet record and brought home the Titans' first ever title in the 4x100 meter relay. Almost the exact same group, with Josh Gordon in place of Penick, also set a new school record as the quartet ran a time of 3:09.67, shattering the previously set time of 3:10.46 that was set back in 2002 in the 4x400 meter relay.


UP NEXT: Cal State Fullerton will host the Ben Brown Invitational on Friday and Saturday, March 10-11, at Titan Track Complex.


LONGEST-TENURED COACH: As the 2017 season gets underway, cross country and track and field head coach John Elders enters his 29th season at the helm of each program making him the longest tenured head coach in the history of Cal State Fullerton.


Elders was tied with former fencing head coach Heizaburo Okawa (1982-2006) and former men's soccer coach Al Mistri (1981-2005) for 25 years of service at Fullerton. The Orange County native is coach of cross country, women's indoor track and field, and men's and women's outdoor track and field.


Fans can purchase tickets for various Cal State Fullerton athletic events by visiting FullertonTitans.com/Tickets. The Athletic Ticket Office can also be contacted by phone at 657-278-2783 or by email at athletictixs@fullerton.edu. The Ticket Office is located at the Titan House off of Gymnasium Drive at the eastern end of the Intramural Fields and is open from 10 am – 4 pm PT, Monday – Friday.


Fans can keep up with the latest in Titans athletics by following us on Facebook (@FullertonTitans), Twitter (@FullertonTitans), and Instagram (@FullertonTitans) and Snapchat (FullertonTitans). In addition, the track and field and cross country teams have established their own official Twitter page (@FullertonTFXC) and Facebook Page (@FullertonTFXC).



For questions or to purchase your ticket(s):

BUY TICKETS ONLINE |(657) 278-2783|