NAMPA, Idaho – CSU Bakersfield’s women’s indoor track and field team continued the 2017 Western Athletic Conference Championships with a full day of competition. The highlight of the day for the Roadrunners was redshirt senior Marina Emhoff qualifying for the finals in the 400m dash.
“Marina made it to the final in the 400,” said Marcia Mansur-Wentworth, Director of Track and Field for the ‘Runners. “She had a really good run. Otherwise, we had some disappointing results today. We’re hoping for a good finish tomorrow.”
Emhoff, a native of Bakersfield, earned a qualifying spot in the 400m dash finals with a sixth-place finish in the prelims. The former North High Star posted a season-best time of 57.99 for the ‘Runners on Friday and will shoot for All-Conference honors in Saturday’s finals.
Freshman Paradise Pelzer posted a time of 5:23.25 in the mile to place 18th overall. The time was a 35-second PR for the Bakersfield native and the best time in the event for CSUB in the past two years.
Freshman Falon Wilson missed out on qualifying for the finals in the 60m hurdles by a mere .01 seconds on Friday. The native of Bakersfield posted a time of 9.12, her second-best of the season. Wilson then went on to place 11th in the 60m dash by tying her personal best of 7.81 in the event.
Fellow freshman Mariah LeSure finished 21st with a time of 8.04 in the 60m dash. The native of Bakersfield went on to place 18th in the 200m in a season-best 26.33.
Junior Angel Valdez attempted her first 5000m race of the season and finished 13th with a time of 18:59.70 in Nampa, Idaho.
The ‘Runners finished seventh in the distance medley relay with a time of 13:26.80. The quartet consisted of freshmen Irma Torres, Julianne Finch, and Paradise Pelzer as well as sophomore Jess Moorehead.
The Roadrunners will return to the track and field on Saturday for one more day of competition at the 2017 WAC Indoor Championships. For full results from the second day of the meet, click on the linked PDF above.