Matador Athletes Place at UW Indoor Invitational

Feb. 2, 2009

Final UW Invitational Results

SEATTLE, Wash. - Junior Sherrina Lofton broke the Cal State Northridge indoor record in the 60 meters while Robert Robinson and Lance Gonzales each posted an NCAA Provisional mark in the indoor pentathlon to highlight the UW Indoor Invitational on Saturday.

After matching her season-best with a time of 7.56 in the 60 meter prelims, Lofton ran a school-record 7.49 to finish fourth in the final. Tara Prier also ran well posting a time of 7.86 in the prelims. Prier also ran the 200 meters finishing in a time of 24.79, just .04 off her season best. Shelese Ruffin posted a season-best time of 55.68 in the 400 meters while Jasmine Cox ran 58.57.

In the relays, the Matadors' 4x400 team of Prier, Ruffin, Cox and Lofton ran a blistering 3:43.10, the fastest time of any team at the meet.

Desirae Gonder matched her season-best in the high jump with a leap of 5-8 (1.73), the same mark she posted at the Bengal Shootout in Idaho two weeks ago. Stella Dugall was fourth in her flight of the triple jump with a mark of 38-4 (11.68). In the throws, Whitney Hooks finished second in the shot put with a throw of 46-11 (14.30) and Morgan Bogard was also second in the weight throw with a season-best 61-11 (18.87).

Dugall also competed in the indoor pentathlon posting a total of 3,005 points to finish 15th.

For the Northridge men, De'Shawn Waters ran a season-best 6.87 in the 60 meters to to finish fifth in the final after matching his season-best with a 6.95 in the prelims. Ben Santos also posted a season-best 6.96 in the prelims but ran 7.00 in the final to place 11th. Waters also ran well in the 200 meters posting a 21.96, the best time in his heat and fourth-best overall. Nic Taylor finished second in his heat at 22.28 and Santos finished fourth in his heat in a time of 23.09. In the 400 meters, Kevin Nious ran 49.61 to place third in his section.

It was a tough day for the Northridge pole vaulters on both sides as all five Matador men and women no-heighted.

In the jumps, Rolando Felizola won the long jump with a lifetime-best 24-6.50 (7.48). In the men's throws, Alex Butler was fifth in the shot put with a mark of 53-2.25 (16.21) and Cody Pearce posted a huge PR in the weight throw with a heave of 63-7.50 (19.39). Pearce bettered his previous indoor best by 0.5 meters.

Robert Robinson and Lance Gonzales both reached NCAA provisional standards in the indoor heptathlon as Robinson finished third with a career-best 5,382 points and Gonzales was fourth with 5,319 points.

MATADOR MEMO: The third Northridge All-Comers Meet of 2009 drew the largest crowd in All-Comers history as 758 fans and competitors paid their way into the meet ... A reminder that at this Saturday's (Feb. 7) All-Comers meet (Feb. 7), the pole vault will begin at 10:45 a.m. with the bar set at 7-0.


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