SDSU TRACK & FIELD: NYJARI MCNEIL WINS 800M, BREAKS HER SDSU FRESHMAN RECORD

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McNeil came in first out of 91 runners

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April 20, 2019 (Long Beach) - The Aztec track and field team competed in the Beach Invitational Saturday. Nyjari McNeil highlighted the day for the Aztecs by taking first in the 800 meter run.

McNeil bested 91 competitors in the 800. Her time of 2:06.58 beat her previous best of 2:07.20 to reset her SDSU freshman record. She also moved up from No. 5 to No. 4 all-time at SDSU.

Bonnie Draxler came in second in the pole vault, finishing behind Washington’s Olivia Gruver, who holds the top mark of the nation. Gruver cleared 15-03.50 and Draxler vaulted 14-05.50. A trio of SDSU vaulters, Kaitlin Heri, Alysia Allen and Marissa Berry tied for 10th with a mark of 12-10.00.

Callista Fletcher continued her breakout sophomore year by taking third in the 100 meter dash. She ran a wind-aided 11.49, which would have cracked the SDSU top ten if not for the 2.6 meters/second wind reading.

Fletcher also had a strong showing in the 200 meter dash with a personal best time of 23.61, good for firth place. Danae Dyer was right behind her with a wind-aided 23.62. Both finished ahead of former Aztec All-American Ashley Henderson, who came in seventh 23.62. Lisa-Anne Barrow also ran and came in 11th, finishing in 23.84.

Dyer also came in fifth in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 13.49, the best time of her young college career. Dyer ran the anchor leg of the 4x100m relay, helping the Aztecs take third place with a time of 45.81. Callista Fletcher, Lisa-Anne Barrow, Jalyn Harris and Dyer earned a third place finish, coming in just 0.31 seconds behind first place Wyoming.

In the 400 meter hurdles, Maya Brosch came in seventh, clocking in 1:00.97. Nia Collins placed 11th (1:02.20) and Quinn Wiley came in 44th (1:07.17).

Other Aztecs to PR include: Danielle Scott (800m, 2:16.81) and Cari Acosta (discus; 140-4)

UP NEXT

The Aztecs are competing in three different meets next weekend:  UC Irvine’s Steve Scott Invite, BYU’s Robison Invite and Arizona’s Desert Heat Classic.

Beach Invitational – Long Beach, Calif.

Top Finisher & SDSU Results

100m Dash

1. Jerayah Davis (Wyoming) – 11.18w (+2.6)

3. Callista Fletcher (SDSU) – 11.49w (+2.6)

41. Tai McDonald (SDSU) – 12.27 (+0.6)

200m Dash

1. Jaide Stepter (Sheffield Elite) – 22.97 (+1.5)

5. Callista Fletcher (SDSU) – 23.61 (+1.5)

6. Danae Dyer (SDSU) –23.62w (+2.5)

11. Lisa-Anne Barrow (SDSU) – 23.84 (+1.5)

400m Dash

1. Jaide Stepter (Sheffield Elite) – 52.35

35. Lakin Hatcher (SDSU) – 57.31 – Season best

800m Run

1. Nyjari McNeil (SDSU) – 2:06.58 – No. 4 all-time at SDSU

48. Danielle Scott (SDSU) – 2:16.51 - PR

100m Hurdles

1. Erica Bougard (Nike) – 13.24w (+2.2)

5. Danae Dyer (SDSU) – 13.49 (+1.7) - PR

400m Hurdles

1. Darhian Mills (Washington) – 58.35

7. Maya Brosch (SDSU) –1:00.97

11. Nia Collins (SDSU) – 1:02.20

44. Quinn Wiley (SDSU) – 1:07.17

4x100m Relay

1. Wyoming “A” – 45.50

3. SDSU “A” (Fletcher, Barrow, Harris & Dyer) – 45.81

Pole Vault

1. Olivia Gruver (Washington) – 15-03.50 (4.66m)

2. Bonnie Draxler (SDSU) – 14-05.50 (4.41m)

T-10. Kaitlin Heri (SDSU) – 12-10.00 (3.91m)

T-10. Alysia Allen (SDSU) – 12-10.00 (3.91m)

T-10. Marissa Berry (SDSU) – 12-10.00 (3.91m)

High Jump

1. Bria Palmer (Long Beach St.) – 5-10.75 (1.80m)

16. Hannah Taylor (SDSU) – 5-05.00 (1.65m)

Long Jump

1. Jerayah Davis (Wyoming) – 21-02.50 (6.46m) (+0.0)

43. Hannah Taylor (SDSU) –17-02.25 (5.24m) (+1.3)

Shot Put

1. Alyssa Wilson (UCLA) – 59-01.50 (18.02m)

34. Jordyn Bryant (SDSU) – 44-07.00 (13.59m)

Discus Throw

1. Laulauga Tausaga (Iowa) – 204-4 (62.28m)

25. Erica Grotegeer – 163-11 (49.97m)

55. Cari Acosta (SDSU) – 140-04 (42.77m) - PR

Jordyn Bryant (SDSU) – FOUL

Results


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