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Cal Poly Wins Six Events at Fresno State CenCal Twilight Meet

Cal Poly Wins Six Events at Fresno State CenCal Twilight Meet

Mustangs Also Add Nine Second-Place Finishes Before Home Invitational on Friday, Saturday

CLOVIS, Calif. — The Cal Poly track & field team won six events Tuesday night at Fresno State's CenCal Twilight meet in Veterans Memorial Stadium, taking on the Bulldogs, San Jose State and CSU Bakersfield in a tune-up before the first home meet of the season later this week.

Walter Finney earned the first win for the Mustang men, as the senior claimed the 200 meters in 21.97 seconds, beating freshman teammate Marcus Beloney (22.48).

Cal Poly also went one-two in the men's long jump, as junior Ivy Adair won by landing at 23 feet even (ahead of senior Jirael Hipol's mark of 21 feet, 6.75 inches), as well as the shot put, in which Arnie Sambel posted a mark of 52-5.25 (edging fellow junior Nate Vickers' 51-3).

Including the indoor season, Cal Poly sophomore high jumper Danielle Taylor chalked up already her third first-place finish of 2016 (following the UW Invitational and the Big West Double Dual), clearing 5-6.

Mustang senior Erika Veidis overtook Fresno State's Dezirae Johnson in the final 200 to win the 800 meters 2:13.75 to 2:14.42. Cal Poly junior Allie Sulaitis also added a third-place time of 2:15.01.

In the women's pole vault, freshman Hannah Chang cleared 11 feet, 5.75 inches for the win.

Daijah Joe-Smith was the runner-up in the women's 200, with a time of 24.64 seconds, while fellow juniors Ben Hartinger and Kevin Staniszewski were second and third in the men's 110-meter hurdles, at 14.57 and 14.81.

In the men's high jump, freshman Vince Porter was also second with a clearance of 6-4, while sophomore Tomi Nord posted a second-place pole vault height of 15-1.

Cal Poly sophomore Ciara Levy was third in the 100m hurdles (at 14.54 seconds), as was redshirt freshman Megan Mooney in the javelin (at 135 feet, 2 inches).

At the end of the evening, the Mustangs took second place in each 4x100 relay.

Junior Mishe' Scott, freshman Ralaina LiDrazzah, junior Jessica Escalante and Joe-Smith combined to clock a time of 48.34, just behind San Jose State's 47.60, before Finney, juniors Joey Sanfilippo and Tyler Rohde, and Staniszewski finished in 43.50 (with Fresno State winning at 43.12).

The Mustangs will now return home to host the 34th annual Cal Poly/ShareSLO Invitational on Friday and Saturday (with the first day featuring exclusively the hammer throw at 3 p.m.; all other competition is scheduled for Day 2 starting at 11 a.m.).