Cougars Tally Two Event Wins at CCAA Championships

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LA JOLLA, Calif. – The Cal State San Marcos men’s track & field team tallied two event championships and three medals while the women’s squad saw several earn a spot in the finals for their respective events at the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Track & Field Championships on Friday.

TOP PERFORMANCES •Ndoto Strong won the CCAA Championship in the men’s shot put as he put up a mark of 16.65 meters on his final throw to secure the win.
•Vahagn Isayan won the CCAA Championship in the 10,000-meter run with the second-fastest time in program history at 30:09.51.
•Joshua Litwiller earned silver in the 10,000-meter run with the third-fastest time in school history at 30:12.48.
•Thomas Fadden broke the school hammer throw record with a mark of 52.43 meters – 1.45 meter further than the previous mark (50.98) held by teammate Luigi Gonzalez. Fadden finished the event in fifth.
•Olivia Krog took fourth in the women’s javelin throw with a mark of 37.33 meters and gave the women’s team five points.
•Jenna Hernandez put up a personal best in the women’s heptathlon with a ninth-place score of 3,750 – 138 points more than her previous best.
•Nic Samuels took sixth in the men’s long jump final with a mark of 6.80 meters – the fifth-best mark in program history.
•Marina McDonough tallied the best prelim time in the women’s 1500 at 4:41.92 and qualified for tomorrow’s final.
•Shea Vavra qualified for tomorrow’s final in the men’s 1500 with the eighth-fastest time at 4:00.07.
•Sierra Julian qualified for Saturday’s 400-meter final with the seventh-fastest prelim time at 57.72. Her time was also the 10th-fastest in program history.
•Julian later qualified for the 200-meter final with the ninth-fastest prelim time at 25.34 – eighth-fastest in program history.
•Micaela Ecija put up the fifth-best discus throw mark in program history at 37.66 meters while finishing the event in 17th.
•Clarissa Garcia’s time of 2:17.34 was the fifth fastest in the 800-meter prelim and put her through to Saturday’s final.
•Isaiah Thomas advanced to the final of the 800 with sixth-fastest prelim time at 1:57.66.
•Jonathan Burton had the third-fastest 400-meter hurdle prelim time at 53.68 and moved on to Saturday’s final.

.@CSUSMxctf Head Coach Torrey Olson talks about the Cougars’ huge day at the CCAA Track & Field Championships. #BleedBlue4Decade2 #goCCAA #ncaaD2 pic.twitter.com/KtOlikgABJ
– CSUSM Athletics (@CSUSMcougars) May 4, 2019

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
Men’s Hammer Throw
5. Thomas Fadden – 52.43m
7. Bryan Quintero – 49.78m
9. Demetrius Howard – 48.15m

Women’s Long Jump Final
13. Kylene Shuler – 5.05m

Women’s Discus Throw Final
17. Micaela Ecija – 37.66m
28. Betsabe Reyes – 30.48m

Men’s Long Jump Final
6. Nic Samuels – 6.80m

Women’s Javelin Throw Final
4. Olivia Krog – 37.33m

Men’s Shot Put Final
1. Ndoto Strong – 16.65m
16. Thomas Fadden – 12.23m

Women’s Heptathlon Long Jump
8. Jenna Hernandez – 4.81m

Women’s Heptathlon Javelin Throw
6. Jenna Hernandez – 31.50m

Women’s Heptathlon 800m
10. Jenna Hernadez – 2:43.30

Women’s Heptahlon Final Score
9. Jenna Hernandez – 3,750 points

Women’s 4×100 Relay Prelim
7. CSUSM – 48.58

Women’s 1500m Prelim
1. Marina McDonough – 4:41.92

Men’s 1500m Prelim
8. Shea Vavra – 4:00.07

Women’s 100m Hurdles Prelim
17. Jenna Hernandez – 17.09

Women’s 400m Prelim
7. Sierra Julian – 57.72

Men’s 400m Prelim
14. Tim O’Reilly – 51.32

Women’s 100m Prelim
12. Alyssia Gonzalez – 12.44
16. Jaiden Phillips – 12.55
19. Shareen Estremera – 12.67
20. Lauren Wyckoff – 12.74

Men’s 100m Prelim
11. Tyler Luis – 11.22
15. William Gates III – 11.37

Women’s 800m Prelim
5. Clarissa Garcia – 2:17.34

Men’s 800m Prelim
6. Isaiah Thomas – 1:57.66

Women’s 400m Hurdles Prelim
12. Allison Mojica – 1:10.27

Men’s 400m Hurdles Prelim
3. Jonathan Burton – 53.68

Women’s 200m Prelim
9. Sierra Julian – 25.34
12. Alyssia Gonzalez – 25.50

Men’s 200m Prelim
15. Nate Hale, Jr. – 22.66

Women’s 4x400m Prelim
9. CSUSM – 4:04.38

Men’s 10,000m Final
1. Vahagn Isayan – 30:09.51
2. Joshua Litwiller – 30:12.48
14. Steven Terris – 32:25.99
15. Roger Lopez – 32:30.39

TEAM RESULTS
Men’s Team Scores – 5 of 21 Events Scored
1. Chico State – 66 points; 2. CSUSM – 37 points; 3. Stanislaus State – 30 points; 4. UC San Diego – 27 points; 5. Cal Poly Pomona – 19 points; 6. Cal State L.A. – 10 points; 7. Humboldt State – 4 points; 8. Cal State East Bay – 2 points

Women’s Team Scores – 5 of 21 Events Scored
1. San Francisco State – 42 points; 2. Chico State – 33 points; 3. Stanislaus State – 31 points; 4. UC San Diego – 29 points; 5. Cal Poly Pomona – 17 points; T6. Cal State East Bay – 10 points; T6. Cal State L.A. – 10 points; T8. Cal State Monterey Bay – 6 points; T8. Humboldt State – 6 points; T10. CSUSM – 5 points; T10. Cal State Dominguez Hills – 5 points; 12. Cal State San Bernardino – 1 point

UP NEXT
CSUSM’s men’s and women’s teams will round out the CCAA Championships on Saturday at Triton Stadium beginning at 11 a.m.

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