WALNUT - Cal State Northridge got off to a fast start Friday at the annual Mt. SAC Relays at Hilmer Lodge Stadium.
Both the men's and women's 4x100 relay teams ran season-bests as the men's team of Derrick Harris, Carl Horsley, Darquis Rucker and Nicholas DiMartino finished first among 18 squads in a time of 40.51. CSUN's time was far better than the team's previous season-best of 42.02 and is a shade out of the top-10 in school history.
The women's relay team of Le'Shel Vines, Hafsatu Kamara, Lexis Lambert and Marie Veale finished second in 45.22, also a season-best by .35.
Individual highlights on Friday included Monique Griffiths finishing 10th in the discus after tossing a season-best 167-4 (51.00). Tiana Webberley continued to vault well this season after clearing 12-7.50 (3.85) which is not a season-best but a good finish within the competition according to Matador head coach Avery Anderson.
The Matador sprinters also performed well in the women's 100 as Briana Davis (12.02), Marie Veale (12.05) and Shawnta Barnes (12.30) all ran season-bests. Samantha Dirks also posted a season-best in the 400 meters after clocking a time of 55.92.
Tucker Weathers also posted a season-best in the men's hammer with a mark of 183-4 (55.88).
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