USC Athletes Post 11 Wins at CSULA And UC San Diego Over Weekend
April 25, 2010
Marissa Minderler moved into eighth place on USC's all-time hammer throw list and was one of 11 Trojan track and field athletes to win events this weekend (April 23-24) at the Tiny Lister Invitational at CS Los Angeles and at the UC San Diego Invitational in San Diego.
Minderler moved from ninth to eighth on USC's all-time hammer throw list with a winning throw of 193-1 (58.85m) at the Tiny Lister Invitational. Tamara Baumann placed third with a solid throw of 177-11 (54.24m) and Kathryn Daniels took sixth with a mark of 147-1 (44.84m).
Ekene Anene was a two-time winner at Tiny Lister by taking the high jump with a clearance of 5-5 (1.65m) and finishing first in the triple jump with a season-best leap of 40-0.00 (12.19m). Candace Bailey took third in the triple jump at 37-2.50 (11.34m).
Other Trojan females winning events at CS Los Angeles were Myra Hasson in the 400m with a time of 55.10 and Brysun Stately in the pole vault with a clearance of 13-1.50 (4.00m). Jasmine Knight finished seventh in the pole vault with a season-best clearance of 10-2 (3.10m), while Alexis Brown placed 12th in the 400m with a season-best time of 59.23, Jazzmin Owen 21st with a season-best time of 62.65 and Caroline Lutzky 24th with a time of 66.37.
Also, Kira Davis-Quarrie placed 8th in the 100m with a season-best time of 12.68, Hasson fourth in the 200m with a time of 24.22 (.01 off her PR), Brown 19th in the 200m with a wind-aided season-best time of 26.04, Jazzmin Owens 32nd in the 200m with a wind-aided time of 27.22, Lutzky 35th with a time of 28.49 and Devon Rennie third in the javelin with a throw of 118-9 (36.21m).
Trojan males winning events at the Tiny Lister Invitational were Brandon Estrada in the pole vault (17-6.50), Jason Price in the 400m (season-best 47.79), David Branch in the 1500m (season-best 3:57.06), Brendan Ames in the 110m HH (13.91) and Reggie Wyatt in the 400m IH (51.58).
In the 100m dash, Amechi Egbe had a season-best time of 10.67w to place third, Tony Burnett a season-best time of 10.85 to place 13th and Sean Jackson 23rd with a time of 11.16. Egbe took eighth in the 200m (season-best 21.60w), Price 11th in the 200m (season-best 21.77w), Jackson 15th in the 200m (season-best time of 21.98) and Devin' Forte' 35th in the 200m (24.04w).
Other Trojans in the 400m were Dijon Morrisette (7th, season-best 49.81), Aaron Adkins (10th, 50.43), Joeseph Laetsch (15th, season-best 51.15), Tyler Ellis (20th, 52.34), Michael Zuletta (26th, 54.50) and Crispin Collins (27th, 54.55). In the 800m, Matthew Huntington had a PR of 1:56.48 to place fifth, while Miles Brewington was seventh (1:57.08), Ryan Thomas 11th (1:58.82) and Duane Walker 14th (2:00.31). Other Trojans in the 1500m competition won by Branch were Huntington (8th, 4:04.44), Tony Martinez (9th, season-best 4:05.65), Rick Davey (10th, 4:06.65), Sammy Goldenberg (23rd, season-best 4:35.15) and Brandon Hochhauser (25th, 4:49.05). Putchong Dispanurat had a PR of 57.45 to place third in the 400m IH and Thomas Parides placed sixth with a time of 59.30.
Cooper Thompson took second in the javelin competition with a mark of 222-2 (67.72m), while Jacob Aronson was fifth with a throw of 175-11 (53.63m), Peter Yobo seventh with a throw of 158-3 (48.24m) and Billy Buffington 12th at 138-5 (42.18m). The event was won by former Trojan great and 2009 NCAA runner-up Corey White with a mark of 241-7 (73.64m).
Other USC males in field events and their results were: Tyler Ruiz in the high jump (3rd, 6-6.75), Tony Burnett in the long jump (4th, 21-11.50), Tyler Grady in the discus (7th, 133-7) and Eric Stein in the hammer (3rd, 165-8).
USC had a small contingent of athletes in San Diego for the UC San Diego Invitational and they were led by Trey Henderson who won the hammer throw competition with a mark of 216-8 (66.05m).
Aaron Dan had another strong effort in the men's discus with a throw of 196-9 (59.96m) to take fourth place. It was the top throw by the college athletes competing. Colin Campbell took 13th with a throw of 171-11 (52.41m) and Alex Adams 28th with a throw of 155-6 (47.41m).
Ben Brown competed in the triple jump and captured sixth place with a leap of 45-6.50 (13.88m).