March 19, 2014

CSUN Opens 2014 Outdoor Season at Home and at USC

Final CSUN Multi's Results        // Final USC Trojan Invitational Results  

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Cal State Northridge track & field opened the 2014 outdoor season last weekend as the Matadors hosted the CSUN Multi-Events Thursday and Friday at the Matador Track Complex while other team members traveled to the USC Trojan Invitational.

At CSUN's Multi-Events Olympia Jewett and Jealinda Mills competed for the Matadors in the heptathlon while Taylor Cudequest and Grant Weiss competed for CSUN in the decathlon.

Mills had the top long jump with a best leap of 17-9 (5.41) while Jewett was third at 17-0.50 (5.19). Jewett was also third in the 100 meter hurdles in a time of 15.29 and fourth in the high jump at 5-1.25 (1.56).

Jasmine Hall of College of the Canyons scored 4,755 points to win the heptathlon. 

In the decathlon, Weiss showed off his sprinting prowess as he won the 110 meter hurdles in 15.22 and took second in the 100 meters in a time of 11.23. Cudequest's top finish was a fifth-place showing in the discus with a top mark of 105-1 (32.03).

Logan Henderson of Idaho State scored a meet-best 6,668 points to top Mike Hollis of Cal Poly Pomona (6,575).

At the USC Trojan Invitational, with limited squads the Matador women scored a total of 77.75 points which was fourth out of seven teams. On the men's side, CSUN scored 31 points which was fifth out of eight teams competing.

Ashley Henry cleared 5-7 (1.70) to win the high jump while teammate Lydia French was second at 5-5 (1.65). Henry cleared her first attempt at 1.70 before missing on three tries at 1.76. French cleared 1.65 but came up short on three attempts at 1.70.

The women also received scoring performances in the sprints from Le'Shel Vines in the 100 meters, Marie Veale in the 200 and Samantha Dirks and Lexis Lambert in the 400. Vines ran 11.82 to place fourth in the 100 while Veale was seventh in 12.02. Veale had CSUN's top time in the 200 as she was fourth in 24.43 and Dirks was seventh in 24.56. Dirks then took third in the 400 meters in a time of 55.48 while Lambert was fifth in 55.91.

The women's 4x100 relay team of Vines, Veale, Lambert and Dirks finished second in 45.49 while the 4x400 team of Dirks, Vines, Veale and Lambert were third in 3:43.82.

In the field events, Marissa Rossi took third in the javelin with a best of 124-6 (37.94) with Jordan DuFault fourth at 109-7 (33.40). Tiana Webberley finished tied for fourth in the pole vault with a top clearance of 11-11.75 (3.65) and Cydney Leath was third in the triple jump (39-8.75) with Mills finishing fifth at 39-5.25. In the throws, Sydney Hubbard was fourth in the shot put with a best of 45-5 (13.84) and Monique Griffiths (159-4), Jakayla Daniels (149-5) and Mariah Counts (148-10) finished third, fifth and sixth in the discus.

On the men's side, Khalid Jones was fourth in the 400 meters at 48.23 while Christian Carter was sixth in 49.14. Leran Hutchings was sixth in the 400 hurdles in a time of 54.88 and Weiss finished sixth in the 110 hurdles in a time of 15.02.

The men's 4x400 relay of Carter, Kenneth Stone, Chris Bryant and Jones were fifth in a time of 3:15.65.

Cameron Van Diren led the Matadors in the field events with a second-place finish in the pole vault. Van Dieren cleared a top height of 15-5 (4.70) on his second attempt at the height. Trent Turner was fifth at 13-11.25 (4.45). Jory Rucker posted a third-place finish in the long jump after posting a best of 235.25 (7.19). In the throws, Zach Rosales took fourth in the shot put at 52-9.50 (15.33) while Tyler Milton was sixth in the discus with a best mark of 154-0 (46.95).

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