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Senior Cooper Bibbs led the men's 60-meter dash with a time of 6.69 seconds in his indoor debut on Jan. 21st at the Lumberjack Team Challenge in Arizona. (Devyn Billingsley / CSUF Athletics)

Over the weekend, Cal State Fullerton’s indoor track and field team secured victories and broke records at the Washington State Invitational and open meet in Spokane, Washington.

On Friday, several female athletes from Fullerton were split into two teams in the women’s distance medley. Team A consisted of Alyssa Block, Lauren Delgadillo, Dana McGrath and Ruelas. Team B was made up of Eva Rethmeier, Olivia Ruiz, Mia Bergman and McKaylie Caesar.

Team A had a first-place time of 11:52:95 and became the stadium's best record time for this specific event. Team B came in third place with 12:24:89, only 11 seconds behind the second-place University of Nevada.

CSUF earned first place in several events such as the men’s open pole vault, men’s open 60-meter hurdles, women’s distance medley and the men’s and women’s open 4-x-400 meter relay.

Fullerton continued to find success at the men’s pole vault with junior Daniel Palacio breaking his own personal record twice and taking home first place (5.05m). Senior Ernesto Collazo trailed behind Palacio in second with a clearance of 4.90 meters, while junior Samuel Heinrichs finished in third place at 4.80 meters.

In the men’s 60-meter hurdles, three Titans finished in the top four. Sophomore Reyte Rash finished in the top spot with an 8.28 seconds. Senior Matt Choen followed closely behind Rash in second at 8.35 seconds.

In the women’s 60-meter hurdles, freshman Amira Hawkins finished in fifth place overall with a time of 8.91 seconds.

The 4-x-400 women's relay team consisting of Kristin Light, Maya Occiano, Alero Soaris, Lauren Delgadillo recorded a winning time of 3:52:92. Delgadillo came in third place with a time of 58.38 seconds in the women’s 400-meter dash. Her teammate Soaris came in eighth with a time of 59.50 seconds.

The men's relay team included Reyte Rash, Chris Shiley, Justin Lowe and Charles Kelly. They finished with a time of 3:15:53 and set a new record time for the event at The Podium.

Senior Trinity Ruelas came in third place in the women’s one-mile invite with a time of 4:56:56.

Fullerton had several top-three finishes including senior Rasaun House in his 60-meter dash, Lowe in the men’s 200-meter dash, Carmen Willis in the men’s long jump, and Shallamar Poole in the men’s high jump.

Freshman London Lee finished in third place (11.49 meters) in the women’s triple jump

Sophomore Andrew Auguliar finished in fourth place at 8.53 seconds.

In the women’s 60-meter hurdles, freshman Amira Hawkins finished in fifth place overall with a time of 8.91 seconds.

Three Titans finished in the top six in the women’s open one-mile run. Bergman finished in second place, Block came in third and McGrath finished in sixth.

In men’s long jump, William Dower (6.65 meters) came in ninth place and Christian Wood (6.63 meters) finished in tenth.

In the Titan’s final event, red-shirt senior Sammy Ayala finished the one-mile invitational in ninth place, recording a time of four minutes 10:67 seconds. The mile time from Ayala is now a record for Fullerton at The Podium. He is now the third Titan to hold three or more records within an academic year.

The Titans return to action on Friday and Saturday for the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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