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Warrior women, men shine at Bay Area track events
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A number of personal bests were recorded on a busy day of track and field in the San Francisco Bay Area as the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors split up into two squads.
At the SF State Distance Carnival, Dallas Campbell turned in a personal best in the 10,000-meter run to start the day. The event started at 8 a.m. and Campbell finished seventh in 37:07.58 as the second Division II student-athlete to place. She followed Alaska Anchorage's Christie Schmitz (36:47.97), who came in fifth.
Adriana Blanco had a nice showing in the two short sprint events as she finished third in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. Her 100-meter time was 12.83 seconds and she ran a seasonal best in the 200 in 25.84.
Down the road at the Stanford Invitational, Denali Foldager improved her NCAA provisional qualifier time in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:04.28, which was nearly a full second faster than the time posted on March 2 at home during the Kim Duyst Invitational (11:05.27).
In the 1,500-meter run, Marina Ghabbour followed her time set one week ago in San Francisco, with a 4:37.25 to place 11th. Ghabbour had posted a NCAA "B" time of 4:30.36 at the Johnny Mathis Invite.
Competing among the nation's top collegiate track athletes at the Stanford Invitational on Friday, Dawson Vorderbruegge and Josh Uikilifi highlighted the Stanislaus men's day at the event.
Uikilifi was second in the men's hammer throw as he improved his NCAA championship provisional qualifying mark with a personal best toss of 185 feet, 7 inches. Only University of Minnesota's Justin Barber (186-03) was better than Uikilifi on the day in the collegiate division.
In the men's 1,500-meter run, Vorderbruege continues to improve on his time by winning his heat of the race in a time of 3:49.13, which is a seasonal best. His new NCAA "B" time is now just 0.44 seconds off his all-time career best.
Up the penisula in San Francisco, at the SF State Distance Carnival, Rory Rodriguez and Jordan Elzie keyed the day for the Warriors' men's team. In the 400-meter run, Rodriguez came in second in 50.05 seconds while Elzie finished third in 50.25.
The Stanford Invitational continues today.