Four Different Schools Honored With First Track And Field Weekly Awards
Some impressive performances were on display to start out the 2015 season as the first Big West Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors were handed out.
Long Beach State senior Cameron Glasgow (Santa Maria, Calif./Santa Maria HS) turned in four first-place finishes at the Cal Opener to garner the Big West Men’s Track Athlete of the Week award. He ran 21.18 (+0.9) in the 200m, the time currently the top mark in NCAA Division I. He also posted a 47.52 in the 200m, which ranks No. 2 nationally. Glasgow also helped the 49er 4x100 (40.89) and 4x400 (3:13.10) relay teams finish in front. The 4x400 time currently leads the country. All four marks that Glasgow contributed to are Big West leading marks.
Cal State Fullerton sprinter extraordinaire Janaya Shorty (Victorville, Calif./Bellflower HS) captured Big West Women’s Track Athlete of the Week honors. The sophomore dominated the sprinting events at the Riverside Community College Three-Way Invitational with three first-place finishes. She was first in the 100-m (11.76) and 200m (23.87), and then ran the anchor leg of the 4x100m relay team that took the gold in 46.25.
Big West Men’s Field Athlete of the Week recognition went to UC Santa Barbara senior Thomas Gore-Schreck (Portola Valley, Calif./St. Francis Mountain View HS). Gore-Schreck dueled with UC San Diego All-American Nash Howe in the javelin. Howe posted a mark of 210-04 right off the bat, and Gore-Schreck responded with a toss of 210-03 in the second round. The second place finish contributed to UCSB’s overall men’s victory at the All-UC Championship, which also featured Big West counterpart UC Irvine.
Breana Jemison (Carlsbad, Calif./Carlsbad HS) helped UC Riverside win the Riverside Community College Three-Way Invitational with two solid performances in the throwing events, as she earned Big West Women’s Field Athlete of the Week accolades. The sophomore came within three inches of breaking the school’s shot put record of 51-10.00 set by Evangela Dixon in 2005. Jemison threw 51-7.25 (15.73m) to finish second in the event. In addition, she recorded another second place showing in the discus with a toss of 149-04 (45.52m).
Others nominated (Men’s Track): Josh Gordon (Cal State Fullerton); Michael Koger (UC Riverside); Bryan Guijarro (UC Santa Barbara)
Others nominated (Women’s Track): Taylor Lorack (Long Beach State); Jessica Johnson (UC Santa Barbara)
Others nominated (Men’s Field): Trevor Gorwin (Cal State Fullerton); Ryan Sanders (Long Beach State)
Others nominated (Women’s Field): Taylor Jackson (Long Beach State); Jessica Emde (UC Santa Barbara)