Athletics secures wins and records at Trojan Invitational | Sports

In addition to the numerous victories achieved in earlier competitions of the season, Cal State Fullerton’s athletics won three events at last weekend’s USC Trojan Invitational. These disciplines were men’s long jump, high jump and pole vault.

The meeting’s hosts, along with Brigham Young University, dominated the invitation. The Trojans took home 15 events while Brigham Young University won 10 events.

Christian Wood and William Dower took the first two places in the long jump. Wood jumped 7.40 meters and Dower jumped 7.06 meters; Third was Michael Hull from Long Beach State with 6.92 meters.

In the pole vault, the Titans’ Samuel Heinrichs secured first place when he set a new personal best of 5.06 meters.

Shallamar Poole narrowly edged out Trojans Dallas Wise for first place in the high jump. Poole rose 2.14 meters and beat Wise by 0.04 meters. Poole and Wood each won at least two events early in the outdoor season.

Throughout the invitational tournament, Fullerton athletes smashed personal records, made history and clinched finishes in the Big West Conference.

The Titans’ Cooper Bibbs finished second in the men’s 100-meter dash with a time of 10.34 seconds, just 0.03 seconds behind the Trojans’ Eric Allen Jr. The Titans’ Alonzo Floriolli is third all-time with a time of 10.36 seconds. Floriolli followed Bibbs in fourth, then came Titans Rasaun House in fifth and Naythn Scruggs in sixth.

Bibbs’ time on March 19 was the second-fastest performance ever for the Titans. For the Big West this season, Bibbs and Floriolli’s times are the two best finishes for the event so far.

CSUF’s London Lee again finished second with 11.83 meters in the women’s triple jump, while Sela Pastrana, who won the triple jump last week, fell to third with 11.77 meters.

The conference’s season-best time for the men’s 4×400 relay now belongs to the Titans with a time of 3:07.41. The event resulted in a second place finish for Fullerton, just a split second behind the leading Trojans. The time of the titans also puts them third in the West Region’s Division I outdoor athletics.

The Titans continued their game as the men’s 400-meter relay finished third with a time of 40.56 seconds, just 0.01 behind Long Beach State.

CSUF’s Reyte Rash finished third in the men’s 110-meter hurdles with 14.67 seconds, while titan Matt Cohen headed for fifth.

Titan Rayann Booker finished fourth in the women’s 100m with 11.91 seconds. Her time is now third best in the conference but seventh on the Titans all-time list in this particular event. CSUF’s Hailey Murdica followed in fifth place.

In the women’s 100-meter hurdles, CSUF’s Amira Hawkins’ new personal best of 14.25 seconds resulted in fourth place and third-best time in the conference.

The Titans travel to Los Angeles March 25-26 for the Bob Larsen Distance Invitational and the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational.

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