In addition to multiple victories in previous meets this season, Cal State Fullerton Athletics won three events at the USC Trojan Invitational last weekend. These events were the men’s long jump, high jump and pole vault.
The meet hosts, along with Brigham Young University, dominated the invite. The Trojans have won 15 events, while Brigham Young University has won 10 events.
Christian Wood and William Dower took the top two spots in the long jump. Wood jumped 7.40 meters and Dower jumped 7.06 meters; Long Beach State’s Michael Hull took third at 6.92 yards.
In the pole vault, Samuel Heinrichs of the Titans took first place by breaking a new personal best of 5.06 meters.
Shallamar Poole barely shrinks Trojan’s Dallas Wise in the high jump for first place. Poole climbed 2.14 yards and beat Wise by 0.04 yards. Poole and Wood have won at least two events each at the start of the outdoor season.
Throughout the invitation, Fullerton athletes have broken personal bests, made history and held spots in the Big West Conference.
Cooper Bibbs of the Titans finished second in the men’s 100 meters with a time of 10.34 seconds, just 0.03 seconds behind Eric Allen Jr. of the Trojans. The Titans’ Alonzo Floriolli’s time of 10.36 seconds ranks him third all-time. Floriolli followed Bibbs in fourth, then came Titans Rasaun House in fifth and Naythn Scruggs in sixth.
Bibbs’ time on March 19 was the second fastest performance ever for the Titans. For the Big West this season, Bibbs and Floriolli’s times are the two best placings for the event so far.
CSUF’s London Lee was second again at 11.83 meters in the women’s triple jump while Sela Pastrana, who won the triple last week, fell to third at 11.77 meters.
The conference season best time for the men’s 4×400-meter relay now belongs to the Titans with a time of 3:07.41. The event resulted in a second-place finish for Fullerton, just a fraction of a second behind the leading Trojans. The Titans’ time also ranks them third in West Region Division I outdoor athletics.
The Titans continued their play as the men’s 400-meter relay team finished in third place with a time of 40.56 seconds, just 0.01 behind Long Beach State.
CSUF’s Reyte Rash finished the men’s 110-meter hurdles in third place at 14.67 seconds as Titan Matt Cohen cruised to fifth.
Titan Rayann Booker finished fourth in the women’s 100 meters clocking a season-best 11.91 seconds. His time is now third-best in the conference, but seventh on the Titans’ all-time list in that specific event. CSUF’s Hailey Murdica followed in fifth place.
For the women’s 100-meter hurdles, CSUF’s Amira Hawkins’ new personal best of 14.25 seconds resulted in fourth place and the third best time in the conference.
The Titans travel to Los Angeles for the Bob Larsen Distance Invitational and the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational on March 25-26.