77th Annual Bob Mathias Fresno Relays Ahead This Weekend
 
 

March 29, 2005


This Week...
Thu., Mar. 31 77th annual Bob Mathias Fresno Relays
(Small High Schools Division Meet)- 12 p.m.

Sat., Apr. 2 77th annual Bob Mathias Fresno Relays
(Large High Schools Division and University/Open)- 12 p.m.

Looking Ahead...
Wed., Apr. 13 77th annual Bob Mathias Fresno Relays
(Youth/Elementary Division meet)- 2 p.m.

Bulldog Update
A busy week for Fresno State track and field begins on Thursday afternoon, when the small high schools competition kicks off the 77th annual Bob Mathias Fresno Relays. The Fresno Relays, one of the Valley's most highly-anticipated track and field events, continues on Saturday afternoon with competition featuring large high schools, elite performers and unattached entrants. Also included in the annual event is the youth/elementary schools meet, which takes place Wednesday, Apr. 13 at 2 p.m.

MEN'S TEAM
A Look Back: Fresno State At The 2004 Fresno Relays
Joe Vasquez established a personal-best in the discus with a throw of 174-8 (53.24m), finishing fourth in the event. Vasquez, who had already qualified for NCAA Regionals in both the discus and hammer, also notched a career-high 53-8.25 (16.36m) in the shot put. The Bulldog's 4x100-meter relay team of Trevor Chatterton, Darnell Hammock, Jesse Smith and Jesse White beat out members of San Jose State's football squad in an exciting finish. Fresno State's crew recorded a winning time of 41.73. Sean Marzolf won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:53.02, while Josh Roddy took second in the mile at 4:19.18.

`Dogs Dominate CS Bakersfield/Mt. San Antonio College
Despite wet and windy conditions at a rain-soaked Warmerdam Field last week, Fresno State totaled 165.5 points to claim a tri-meet victory over Mt. San Antonio College (117.5) and Cal State Bakersfield (56). Fresno State recorded nine-first place finishes, led by six in running events alone which were timed by hand. Chris Berrian earned top honors in both the 100-meters (10.3) and 200-meters (21.0) while the Bulldog's 4x100 relay team took first with a 41.00. Alex Jones notched a personal-best 23-8.25 (7.22m) to win the long jump and Dave Endler tallied an NCAA Regional mark in the discus with a 173-3 (52.82m).

Cal Poly Invitational Recap
Fresno State was led by two event-winners (Sean Marzolf in the 800-meter run and Kyle Montgomery in the triple jump) in the non-scoring team event at San Luis Obispo back on Mar. 19. Marzolf ran a season-high 1:54.64 while Montgomery recorded a leap of 46-11.75 (14.32m).

Chico State Wildcat Relays Recap
Fresno State participated at the Chico State Wildcat Relays back on Mar. 12 and the Bulldogs produced some impressive results. First-place finishers included the following: Chris Berrian (10.67 in the 100-meters), Ian Mason (9:40.23 in the 3000-meter steeplechase) and Dave Endler (159-5 in the discus). Three Bulldog relay teams crossed the line first: 4x200, 4x400 and 800 sprint medley.

WOMEN'S TEAM
A Look Back: Fresno State At The 2004 Fresno Relays
Freshman Zinzi Evans added her name to Fresno State's arsenal of NCAA Regional qualifiers when she won the 800-meters with a 2:08.93. The mark also established a new freshman record in that event, besting the previous time of 2:09.49 set by current assistant coach Shannon Lieder in 1989. Crystal Phillips won the 200-meter dash at 24.57, while Domonique Harper claimed the 100-meter hurdles crown with a time of 14.68. La'Sha Hill notched a 45-6.50 (13.88m) in the shot put for a first-place finish and was third in the discus with a personal-best toss of 148-6 (45.27m). Mallory Webb won the javelin at 140-11 (42.95m) and Katie Richardson took second in the discus at 159-8 (48.67).

`Dogs Dominate CS Bakersfield/Mt. San Antonio College
Despite wet and windy conditions at a rain-soaked Warmerdam Field last week, Fresno State cruised past Mt. San Antonio College and Cal State Bakersfield in a tri-meet. The Bulldogs registered 160.5 points, finishing ahead of runner-up Mt. SAC at 108.5 and CSUB with 77. Zinzi Evans (800-meters), Valeria Delgado (1500-meters) and Andrea Buckner (5000-meters) all captured running titles (events timed by hand). Lexine Lesser matched her season-high with a victory in the pole vault at 12-6 (3.81m) while Katie Christianson recorded a personal-best and matched the NCAA Regional qualifying standard in the long jump at 19-6.25 (5.95m). Mallory Webb bettered her NCAA Regional qualifying mark with a toss of 160-4 (48.88m) in the javelin.

Bulldogs Take Third At 2005 WAC Indoor Championship
Fresno State placed third overall at the 2005 WAC Indoor Championships last month, tallying 76 points to finish behind champion Louisiana Tech and runner-up Rice. Katie Christianson earned silver medalist honors in the pentathlon with 3,713 points. Aspen Marshall took second in the weight throw at 56-8.75 (17.29m) while Crystal Phillips advanced to the finals of the 60- and 200-meter races, where she ran 7.72 (seventh) and 24.84 (sixth), respectively. Annie Malaythong reached 12-2.50 (3.72) for a runner-up finish in the pole vault.

Personal-Bests At Conference Meet
Three Bulldogs notched personal-best marks in the 800-meter run at the WAC Indoor Championships, as Zinzi Evans (2:15.43), Katie Christianson (2:26.92) and Tonisha Henson (2:43.38) all topped their previous career-high totals. Other personal-best setters included: Andrea Buckner (3,000-meters), Christianson (long jump) and Annie Malaythong and Samantha Modeste (pole vault).
 

 


 
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A busy week for Fresno State track and field begins on Thursday afternoon, when the small high schools competition kicks off the 77th annual Bob Mathias Fresno Relays.
 
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