CSUN women’s track has up and down showing at Bulldog Invitational

    Sophomore Gardenia Centanario led the CSUN women’s track and field team in the Bulldog Invitational in Clovis, California on Saturday, capturing the teams only win of the event.

    Centanario won the pole vault in 13-01.75 feet, outlasting Oregon State’s Helen Ann Haun (12-01.50) and junior teammate Caitlin Nilssen (11-07.75). That mark is a new personal record for Centanario, beating her former best of 13-00.75.

    In the 4×100-meter relay, the quartet of Janesha Anthony, Asheley Bamberg, Mianni Brown and Laurie Henigan finished third in 45.85 seconds, trailing University of Las Vegas (45.12) and Fresno State University (45.70).

    Sophomore Christina Cromer finished 18th overall in the long jump (17-03.50), sophomore Sydney Berry finished 19th (17-02.75), and freshman Yulinda Sam finished 26th (15-08.25).

    Berry and Cromer also competed in the 100-meter dash, finishing in 25th and 33rd place overall.

    Berry was timed at 12.78 seconds, with Cromer finishing in 13.31. Henigan took fifth at 11.84, Anthony took eighth at 12.01, senior Shamlyn Pinchback took thirteenth at 12.36 and Berry took 25th at 12.78.

    In the 200-meter dash, Henigan was the top sprinter for CSUN, finishing sixth at 24.40. Brown was 11th at 25.12, Pinchback was 14th at 25.28, and Anthony was 18th at 25.57.

    Bamberg just missed her personal record in the 400-meter run, taking fifth in 56.69. In the 100-meter hurdles, Henigan finished fifth in 14.14, with teammate Pinchback in seventh at 14.39.

    Junior Kim Dargel was the lone CSUN runner in the 400-meter hurdles event, finishing fourth in 1:06.73.

    The Matadors head to the Big 3 Invite in Fullerton on Saturday, April 30.