Several Titans See Success on Final Day of Big West Championships
NORTHRIDGE, Calif.— Senior sprinter Bryan Luther paced Cal State Fullerton Saturday, as he finished second in both the 100 and 200-meter dash finals on the final day of the 2013 Big West Track and Field Championships at the Matador Track and Field Complex.
Luther ran a time of 10.80 in the 100-meter and recorded a personal best sprint of 21.34 in 200-meter. In addition to the personal accolades, he helped vault the Titans to a second place finish in the men's 4x400-meter relay race, as the squad recorded a season best time of 3:12.12.
Javon May, AJ Pulice, and Walter Whitaker all made the podium for the Titan men, as May ran a personal best time of 52.16 in the men's 400-meter hurdle final and placed third. Pulice provided one of the biggest surprises of the meet, as a strong last leg propelled him to a new personal best time of 1:51.74 and a third place finish in the men's 800-meter final.
Whitaker continued his successful season, as he finished third in the triple jump with a personal best leap of 49-11.75
The Long Beach State men recorded 176.50 points on the weekend, as the squad claimed the Big West men's title. The Titan men ended up placing seventh overall with 56.5 points, which was 40.5 point improvement from last year.
On the women's side, usual suspects Katie Wilson, Ashley Sims, and Deena Pierce led the group. Wilson placed second in the 400-meter final with personal best time of 53.39.
Sims tied personal best mark of 23.78 and finished third in the 200-meter dash final, while also placing fifth in the 100-meter final (11.74).
Pierce set a new school record and personal best (59.67), as she finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdle final. She also ran a time of 14.02 and placed fifth in the 100-meter hurdle final.
Kara Kalmar placed 5th and recorded a personal best 11-11.77 in the women's pole vault final to highlight the action for the Titan female field athletes on Saturday.
The Titan women ended the day strong, as the 4x400 relay squad crushed its previous season best time by almost three seconds, running a time of 3:42.59 and placing fourth.
The UC Davis women's team claimed its second straight conference championship, scoring 172.50 points on the weekend. The Fullerton women finished the meet in ninth place overall with 45.5 points.