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Stanislaus track athletes finish first at invites

POSTED April 9, 2013 11:23 p.m.

The Cal State Stanislaus women's track team posted many first place finishes at two sites over the weekend. Additionally, a couple of provisional qualifying times were met at the American River Invitational in Sacramento.
On Friday, in Stockton, at the Delta Mustang Invitational, Noel Wright and Channing Wilson topped the day in throwing events each winning twice.
Wright posted wins in the discus (128 feet, 7 inches) and shot put (35-2 1/2) and was second in the hammer (137-2). Wilson took wins in both the hammer (143-6) and the javelin (128-8).
At the American River Invitational in Sacramento on Saturday, wins were posted by Rio Schwalbach in the high jump (5-1 3/4) while the 4x400-meter relay team took first in a time of 3:54.24.
Three distance runners also came up on top with victories in the 800-meter run by Aman Hundal (2:13.49) and Marina Ghabbour in the 1,500-meter run (4:31.95).
Hundal's time is a "B" qualifier while Andera Severson, who competed at ARC, hit a provisional time in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:02.00, as she finished tied for first.
For the Stanislaus men's track team, Terrance Ellis captured another win in an 800-meter run on Saturday, this time at the American River Invitational in Sacramento.
Ellis' time was 1:52.14 in the 800-meter run to highlight the team's day, which also included two personal bests turned in by Rory Rodriguez. Rodriguez won his heats in the 200-meter (22.28 seconds) and 400-meter dashes (48.96 seconds).
In Stockton on Friday, at the Delta Mustang Invitational, Thomas Gesser threw a big PR in the hammer by winning with a throw of 183 feet, 1 inch. The new mark is an improvement of his NCAA provisional qualifying mark.
Josh Uikilifi won the shot put (53-10 1/2) and finished second in the discus (149-4).

 

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