April 13, 2008
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -
Sophomore Derek Cooper furthered his NCAA regional qualifying marks in both the shot put and discus on Saturday as the Matadors closed out the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational at UCLA.
Cooper posted a lifetime-best in the shot put with a throw of 59-2.75 (18.05) to finish third in the event. He bettered his previous best of 58-8.50. Cooper then posted a mark of personal-best 180-11 (55.14) in the discus to finish fifth narrowly beating his previous best of 180-3.
Also in the field events for the Matador men, Jonathan Moore took sixth in the long jump with a leap of 20-2.25 (6.15) and seventh in the triple jump with a season-best 48-1.25 (14.66). Thomas Johnson finished in a tie for fifth in the high jump with a personal-best 6-8.75 (2.05). Johnson eclipsed his previous best 6-6.75.
In just two running events on Saturday, Bradley Ike finished 10th in the 100 meters (10.95) and Thomas Ross false started in the 110 meter hurdles.
For the Northridge women on Saturday, Sherrina Lofton ran her first 100 meter race of the season and placed 11th in a time of 55.14, which is a Matador-best this season.
In the field events, Krystal Quinn tied for seventh in the pole vault with a height of 12-8 (3.86), Dominique Calvin placed sixth in the long jump with a season-best mark of 18-2.25 (5.54), Whitney Hooks took fourth in the shot put (45-7) and Morgan Bogard was sixth in the discus (146-0).
- GO MATADORS -