West Coast Relays at your disposal for athletics

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The CSU Bakersfield Outdoor Athletics will compete in its sixth meeting, in Fresno at the West Coast Relays, midway through the 2022 regular season.

Other notable teams competing: Fresno State, Washington, UCLA, Long Beach State, Colorado State, Cal Poly and San Jose State.

THURSDAY – hammer throw

Tom Richardson currently leads the Roadrunners in throws ranking sixth and ninth in the Big West in shot put and hammer throw. Hugo Santana also has a Top 10 conference mark ranked seventh in the hammer. Jacob Whitby, Axel Salazarand Matthew Garrett join Santana and Richardson on Thursday.

Richardson and Garrett return Friday for the shot put competition.

CSUB female pitchers Jessie Solis, Kayla Princeand Madison King will also throw the hammer on Thursday.

FRIDAY – All other events

The strength of the women’s team was largely behind their pole vaulters.

Miranda Miller ranks first in the Greater West, fourth in the Western region and 10th in the country. Julienne Finch is another outfielder making noise in the league currently ranked fourth. Miller, Finch and Cassidy Neptune skip friday.

Bakersfield has also had success in the women’s hurdles this season. Riley Slayton and Julia Stein rank second and fifth in conference in the 400m hurdles. Stein is also 11th in the Big West in the 100m hurdles. Jatzyn Greer, who holds a school depth chart time, will join the pair in the two hurdles events on Friday and the 1600m relay.

Mariah LeSure is fourth among Big West sprinters in the 100m and 10th in the 200m.

Curtis Threlkeld is the Big West Conference leader in the 800m race and is seeking his second trip to NCAA Regionals in the event. Threlkeld is currently ranked 13th in the West region.

Male jumpers are competing well this season. Jesus Alvarez and Ryan Bentley will jump together in a high jump while Bradley Bryant limits in long jump and triple jump on Friday.

“It’s going to be one of the most competitive meets on the West Coast this season with some of the best teams in the country competing,” said Athletics Director, Cross Country. Marcia Mansur-Wentworth. “We will continue to build on the momentum and challenge our athletes every week.”

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