AUSTIN, Texas - Cal State Northridge opened the homestretch of the outdoor season with the Texas Invitational Saturday in Austin, Texas.
Against a host of teams largely from the state of Texas, the Matador men's and women's teams posted some impressive results in one of their final tuneups before the Big West Outdoor Championships (May 3-4, 10-11).
The women's squad set several season-bests in the sprints as Le'Shel Vines finished eighth in the 100 meters after running a personal season-best 11.94. Lexis Lambert was 10th in the 200 in a CSUN season-best 24.29 while Hafsatu Kamara finished 12th in a season-best 24.37. Lambert also ran well in the 400 clocking a season-best 55.76 which was good for ninth. Jenna Vincej also posted a season-best 56.75. Stephanie Hicks rounded out the sprinters performance with a sixth-place finish in the 100 hurdles posting a season-best 13.98.
The CSUN 4x400 relay team of Dirks, Vincej, Ciza Eze and Lambert clocked a season-best 3:42.86 which was third-best at the meet.
The field events also yielded season-bests as Tiana Webberley finished second in the pole vault after clearing a season-best 3.96 meters. Webberley bettered her previous season-best of 3.85. Ashley Henry also eclipsed her season-best in the high jump after clearing 1.67 meters and Hicks posted a season-best 5.60 in the long jump.
In the throws, Jakayla Daniels took ninth in the shot put with a big PR of 13.72 meters. Mariah Counts and Marissa Rossi both posted season-bests in the javelin as Counts tossed 42.47 and Rossi 40.15.
The Matador men also ran well in the sprints as Carl Horsley finished third in the 100 meters in a season-best 10.48. Nicholas DiMartino also posted a season-best finishing eighth in 10.83. Kenneth Stone bettered his season-best in the 200 finishing in 22.01 while Ezekial Glass ran a CSUN season-best 1:53.18 in the 800 meters, over one second better than his previous season-best.
The Northridge 4x400 relay team of Stone, Horsley, Robert Thomas and Glass ran a season-best 3:15.43 which was sixth-best at the meet.
Among the men's highlights in the field events, DiMartino finished second in the long jump with a season-best 7.48 meters.
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