Track and field teams excel at Cal State L.A. Invite

By Tammy Wong

The Cal Poly Pomona men’s track and field team excelled at the Cal State Los Angeles Invite on Friday and Saturday.

In the sprint events, senior business student Louis Martin III had a very fast pace.

Martin placed second at the 100-meter dash on Saturday with a time of 10.58.

With that result, Martin obtained a “B” provisional mark, improving his time of 10.63 last week at Mt. San Antonio College for the 100-meter dash.

Sophomore business student Gabriel Wirtz, junior business student Jordon Morris and senior kinesiology student James Weiner teamed up with Martin on the 4×100 relay.

The fast-paced group worked for a second-place finish with a time of 41.64.

First-year biology student Brennon Koryta finished second in the 800-meter event with a time of 1:55.26.

Third-year biology student Francisco Gomez also finished second in the 3,000-meter, finishing with a time of 8:35.41.

Senior aerospace engineering student Justin Ellerbee, junior biology student Rodger Mantor and senior kinesiology student Austin Allen once again excelled in the pole vault.

All three of them received “B” provisional marks for the mark of 15-9.25.

The women’s track and field team also did well at the invitational.

The biggest winner of the women’s side was junior thrower Tiffany Tate.

In the javelin event, Tate recorded a personal record of 132-11, earning herself a “B” provisional mark.

Fourth-year political science student Araya Dixon placed third in the 100-meter dash, as she crossed the line with a time of 12.27.

Second-year business student Kendahl Gaines finished first in the 400-meter event with a time of 58.56.

The Broncos did well in the 4×400 relay event, placing fourth with a time of 4:05.18.

The relay team consisted sophomore animal science student Sarah Regan, senior communication student Isis Garland, junior accounting major Olivia Lowe and senior apparel merchandising and management student Erin Zwinger.

The four Broncos worked really well together and dominated the track.

Senior business administration student Jessica Giacoletti, an All-American high jumper, continued where she left off last year, finishing third place with a mark of 5-5.

Both track and field teams will return to action on Saturday at the Ben Brown Invite, held at the Titan Track Complex at Cal State Fullerton.


Hayden Yi / The Poly Post


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