Track and Field: CSUN sets records at San Francisco State Distance Carnival


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Richard Kontas

The Matadors traveled north to compete in the San Francisco State Distance Carnival at Cox Stadium on Friday, April 3.

CSUN junior Anass Zouhry pulled off a double-whammy, setting a new  meet record in the men’s 1,500 meter running 3:45.13 while capturing first place honors by topping a field of 114 competitors.

The Matadors earned six first, second or third place finishes in the individual sections. Overall, the Matadors finished consistently mid-pack throughout the day.

Mens 1,500 Meter:

Zouhry beat 11 others in his section with a time of 3:45.13 which also earned him a new meet record and the number one spot in the field of 114. Freshman Gefry Sarco came in 61st at 4:00.87; while freshman Charlie Nettle (4:04.82) and sophomore Ivan Sanchez (4:13.30) placed 76th and 102nd respectively in the field of 114.

Mens 5,000 Meter:

Sarco also came in second out of 27 in his section with a time of 15:12.39 placing him 105th out of a total field of 176.

Mens 10,000 Meter:

Junior Angel Alcantar took second of 31 at 31:54.90, where he finished 45th out of 88.

The mens 3,000 meter steeplechase featured juniors Chafik Oussemgane (9:30.69) and Jackson Higgins (9:52.56) finish 26th and 44th in the field of 53.

In the mens 800 junior Arshaad Rahh finished 44 of 101 with a time of 1:58.01.

The women proved to be more consistent overall.

Women’s 800 meter:

Junior Raeanna Cortez won her section against 12 others in 2:18.03 placing her 30th in the field of 92. Meanwhile, senior Jocelyne Ferrufino (2:18.36) came in 36th, sophomore Rachael Duriez (2:25.68) in 71st

and senior Victoria Olaiz (2:32.52) in 82nd.

Women’s 1,500 meter:

Ferrufino took second of 14 in 4:42.00 garnering her 31st in a field of 122, Cortez was 58th in 4:48.79. Duriez 81st in 4:57.53; Olaiz taking 3rd of 13 in 5:01.05, to place 91st overall as freshmen Lupita Fausto (5:18.26) and Crystal Raygoza (5:20.75) rounded off the Matador pack in 117 and 119 respectively.

The women’s 10,000 saw senior Megan Magdaleno finish 32nd of 40 in 38:33.38.

CSUN participated in eight of the 11 running events and none of the field events Friday as the team is headed to CSU- Sacramento’s Hornet Stadium to compete in the “Mondo Mid Major Challenge” on Saturday, April 4.

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