CSUN sets new highs in New York

Sandra Parada

It may have only been four Matadors competing in the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at Armory Track in New York, but the mini-team was still able to establish new records for themselves.’ ‘ ‘

The track and field meet that took place Saturday was not astounding since none of the four Northridge members made it to the finals. Still, their right to be recognized stood in the fact that each one was able to out due a previous personal record.

Junior Sherrina Lofton participated in both the 60 and 200-meter events, and even though qualifying for the finals would have been the ideal outcome, she sprinted a lifetime-best in the 200-meter run by posting a mark of 24.60 seconds. Lofton placed fourth in her heat in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.55 seconds.

On her part, CSUN junior Shelese Ruffin smashed her preceding indoor record in the 400-meter run, posting a mark of 55.34 seconds.

In the jumps category, junior Desirae Gondor competed in the high jump and received a tie for second while recording a season-best height of 5-10.

Representing the men was senior Rolando Felizola, who leaped in the triple jump to finish seventh in his section with a season-best 50-4 jump.

The next event will take place on Saturday, Valentine’s Day, in Seattle, Wash. The Matadors hope to once again post lovely records.