Solid First Day of Competition For Matadors at MPSF Indoor Championships

SEATTLE, Wash. - Cal State Northridge track & field had a solid first day of competition at the MPSF Indoor Championships as Donovan Toban and the CSUN women's sprinters highlighted Friday's day one at Dempsey Indoor.

Toban had indoor personal-bests in all four events of the heptathlon and holds the day one lead with 3,295 points. Toban, who holds a 166-point lead over UCLA's Marcus Nilsson, ran 6.93 in the 60 meters before posting marks of 24-4.50 (7.43) in the long jump, 41-1.75 (12.54) in the shot put and clearing 6-8 (2.03) in the high jump, the final event of the day.

Derrick Harris also performed well in the heptathlon as he PR'd after winning the 60 meters in a time of 6.93. Harris, who also posted season-bests in the long jump (21-0) and high jump (6-3.25) is currently in sixth-place after scoring 2,894 points over four events. Taylor Cudequest is 14th with 2,448 points.

Also of note for the Matador sprinters, Carl Horsley ran an indoor personal-best in the 60 meters (6.82) and is one of eight advancing to Saturday's final. Joshua Hemphill also qualified for the 60 hurdles final as he ran 8.19 to claim the seventh spot in the prelims.

For the Matador women, Le'Shel Vines ran the third-fastest time in the 60 meters in CSUN indoor history. Vines clocked a blistering 7.51 to advance to Saturday's final. Hafsatu Kamara also reached the final and she grabbed the final qualifying spot after clocking a time of 7.55.

Shawnta Barnes highlighted the CSUN women in the field events on Friday as she finished seventh in the long jump to earn two points. Barned posted a best mark of 18-6 (5.68) on her second attempt of the competition.


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