SDSU TRACK & FIELD EARNS FIVE FIRST PLACE FINISHES AT UCLA

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Lisa-Anne Barrow wins long jump with eighth best mark in program history

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April 1, 2018 (Los Angeles) - The San Diego State Track and Field team competed in the Jim Bush Legends Invitational at UCLA’s Drake Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Aztecs took first in five events and recorded numerous personal best marks.

SDSU won both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays while Lisa-Anne Barrow (long jump), Ashley Henderson (200m) and Jalyn Harris (400m) earned individual first place finishes.

Barrow’s leap of 19’ 11.75” was the farthest non wind-aided jump of her career and the eighth best all-time for an Aztec. She landed over ten inches farther than the second place finisher, UCLA’s Kendall Gustafson.

“The key for me today was remembering to push all the way down the runway from the beginning because I’ve gotten in to the habit of being too passive,” Barrow said after the meet. “I know there’s still room for improvement. I expect more from myself but am very happy to see that I’m moving in the direction of my goals.”

“Lisa-Anne is showing that things are coming together for a big long jump in the coming weeks,” Head Coach Shelia Burrell said.

Jalyn Harris continued her outstanding freshman season, running a 54.63 in the 400m dash, the best time of her young collegiate career.

“Jalyn is showing signs of big things to come,” Coach Burrell said.

Henderson was competing in her first outdoor meet of the season and she showed no signs of rust. Her time of 23.13 was over a second faster than her next closest competitor.

Je’Neal Ainsworth, who was the top collegiate finisher in the triple jump open and invite last weekend, finished second on Saturday. She cleared 40’ 4” (12.29m), her top mark of the season.

“Je’Neal got a chance to work on some things today that will prepare her for the conference,” Coach Burrell stated.

The Aztecs’ team of Callista Fletcher, Ashley Henderson, Rochene Smith, and Lisa-Anne Barrow finished the 4x100 relay in 44.83, good for first place. This was the first time the Aztecs have competed in the event this season.

In the 4x400 relay, the Aztecs finished in 3:45.80, over two seconds ahead of second place Tulane.

Hannah Taylor cleared 5’ 5.75” in the high jump, a mark good for a second place and a personal record.

THE NOTE

Despite only sending 25 athletes, the Aztecs finished in fourth place (out of 10 D-I schools) with 110 points.

QUOTE OF THE MEET

 “We had a low key meet this weekend. Overall, we came in to work on a few things and we accomplished that.” – Head Coach Shelia Burrell

UP NEXT

The Aztecs will return home next weekend when they host the Mountain West Conference Challenge on Saturday.

Jim Bush Legends Invitational

March 31, 2018

Drake Stadium – UCLA

Team Scores – Out of 10 D-I Schools

1. UCLA – 197

4. San Diego State – 110

1500m Run (Friday)

1. Shannon Hugard (Cornell) 4:26.57

9. Cassidy Towner (SDSU) 4:37.85 (PR)

100m Dash

1. Regyn Gaffney (WSU) 11.75 (0.3)

5. Callista Fletcher (SDSU) 12.06 (0.3) (PR)

Jalyn Harris (SDSU) DNS

Jelena McNown (SDSU) DNS

Rochene Smith (SDSU) DNS

200m Dash

1. Ashley Henderson (SDSU) 23.13 (0.8)

5. Callista Fletcher (SDSU) 24.74 (0.8)

7. Tyra Lea (SDSU) 25.14 (0.8)

11. Jasmine Young (SDSU) 26.56 (1.0)

Maya Brosch (SDSU) DNS

400m Dash

1. Jalyn Harris (SDSU) 54.63 (PR)

5. Lakin Hatcher (SDSU) 56.80

9. Sakura Roberson (SDSU) 1:00.91 (PR)

800m Run

1. Marlow Schulz (WSU) 2:08.97

8. Angela Wilson (SDSU) 2:14.96

12. Cindy Flores (SDSU) 2:18.40

15. Danielle Scott (SDSU) 2:19.79 (PR)

100m Hurdles

1. Jessica Duckett (Tulane) 13.57 (-0.4)

8. Asia Smith (SDSU) 14.59 (-0.4)

400m Hurdles

1. Alissa Brooks-Johnon (WSU) 57.86

6. Jasmine Young (SDSU) 1:03.51

Maya Brosch (SDSU) DNS

400m Relay

1. SDSU (Fletcher, Henderson, Smith, Barrow) 44.83

1600m Relay

1. SDSU (Lea, Barrow, Hatcher, Harris, Roberson) 3:45.80

Long Jump

1. Lisa-Anne Barrow (SDSU) 19’ 11.75” (6.09m) (0.0) ** 8th All-Time at SDSU

8. Jelena McNown (SDSU) 17’ 4.75” (5.30m) (0.0)

Melody Harris (SDSU) DNS

Aliyah Woodall (SDSU) DNS

Asia Smith (SDSU) DNS

High Jump

1. Lillianna Hebert (UCLA) 5’ 7.75” (1.72m)

2. Hannah Taylor (SDSU) 5’ 5.75” (1.67m) (PR)

Asia Smith (SDSU) NH

Triple Jump

1. Greer Alsop (WSU) 40’ 9.5” (12.43m) (0.0)

2. Je’Neal Ainsworth (SDSU) 40’ 4” (12.29m) (0.0)

Discus Throw

1. Alyssa Wilson (UCLA) 167’ 8” (51.11m)

4. Coryne McKenney (SDSU) 148’ 10” (45.37m)

6. Anushi Desai (SDSU) 142’ 1” (43.31m)

7. Cari Acosta (SDSU) 140’ 0” (42.69m)

8. Kambridge Van Der Veur (SDSU) 136’ 9” (41.69m)

Shot Put

1. Erin Farmer (Olympic Development) 59’ 11.25” (18.27m)

10. Asia Smith (SDSU) 38’ 7.75” (11.78m) (PR)

11. Kambridge Van Der Veur (SDSU) 38’ 7” (11.76m)

13. Cari Acosta (SDSU) 32” 11.75” (10.05m)

Pole Vault

1. Molly Scharmann (WSU) 13’ 5.25” (4.10m)

5. Rachel Craft (SDSU) 12’ 1.5” (3.70m)

6. Kaitlin Heri (SDSU) 12’ 1.5” (3.70m) (PR)

10. Taylor Alexander (SDSU) 11’ 1.75” (3.40m)

Marissa Berry (SDSU) NH

Full results