Cal State Fullerton’s track and field team concluded its indoor season by winning three events at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships at the Podium in Spokane, Washington on Feb. 18 and 19.
The team took first place in the following: men’s 60-meter hurdles, men’s high jump and men’s long jump.
Two Titans finished in the top three of the men’s 60-meter hurdles and Charles Kelly took home first place with a school-record time of 8.02 seconds. Reyte Rash came in third and recorded his personal best time of 8.21. Matt Cheon finished the event for the Titans in sixth.
Christan Wood finished in first place with an impressive leap of 7.24 meters in the men’s long jump. William Dower, Camren Willis and Andrew Aguilar rounded out the event for Titans as they finished in third, sixth and eighth place, respectively.
Shallamar Poole leaped to first place with a new personal record of 2.11 meters in the men’s high jump. He broke Edwin Matthew's indoor school record by a quarter of an inch. Willis concluded the event in third with 1.67 meters.
Wood, Kelly and Poole each took individual conference championships for their performances. Unlike Poole, Wood and Kelly became the only CSUF athletes to take the championship.
The men’s team ended the meet in third place overall with a score of 117, behind Long Beach State and Brigham Young University. The women finished in sixth place overall.
For the men’s 60-meter dash, Rusan House finished in second at 6.89 seconds, while Dower and Nathan Scruggs ended up in fifth and seventh place, respectively.
Unlike the men’s long jump, Wood finished in second place in the men’s triple jump with a distance of 4.18 meter, while Dower came in sixth.
Daniel Palacio and Samuel Heinrichs were tied for third place in the men’s pole vault. Both recorded a leap of 4.87m each while Ernesto Collazo ended in sixth place.
In the men’s 400-meter dash, Justin Lowe finished in fourth while Parris Samaniego and Rash came in seventh and ninth, respectively. Trinity Ruelas and London Lee finished in fourth place in the women’s 3,000-meter and triple jump, respectively.
Maya Occiano finished fifth in the women's 400-meter and Chris Shiley also came in fifth in the men 200-meter dash. Amira Hawkins finished fourth in the women's 60-meter hurdles.
The Titans came in sixth in five events, including men’s one-mile run, women’s high jump, women’s pole vault, men’s shot put and women’s distance medley.
McKaylie Caesar, Kyleigh Wilkerson, Evalen Garcia and Joshua Tan all led the Titans in their respective events by placing seventh each. Caesar set a new school record for the indoor event in the women’s 5,000 meter with a time of 17:23:27.
Finally, Sam Ayla and Sela Pastrana placed eighth and ninth in their events, respectively. Ayla recorded a time of 8:40.60, while Pastrana jumped 5.12 meters in the women’s long jump.
The Titans track and field team will start their outdoor season in Riverside for the RRC Invite on March 4.
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