Men's Track and Field Surfs Into California Wednesday
April 13, 2004
EAST LANSING, Mich.- The Michigan State men's track and field team will compete this Wednesday-Sunday, April 14-18 at the prestigious 46th Annual Mt. SAC Relays, hosted by Mt. San Antonio College, in Azusa, Calif., and at the Long Beach Invite, hosted by Long Beach State University, in Walnut, Calif. Meet time for Mt Sac Relays is currently TBA, while the Long Beach Invite is set to begin at 10 a.m. PST on Saturday (April 17) and 9 a.m. PST on Sunday (April 18). After each day, individual event results will be posted on Michigan State's official athletic website www.msuspartans.com.
At the Spartan Invitational last Saturday (April 10), the men's team finished the day with six Spartans finishing in top spots in their individual events. Among those were junior John Karanja, who took the title in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.85, sophomore Carlos Alexander, who won the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.78 and junior Nathan Egger, who captured the 5000-meter run with a time of 14:54.35.
In field events, sophomore Brad Gebauer took the pole vault with a leap of 16-4 3/4, senior Steve Manz won the shot put for the second time this season with a toss of 60-3 3/4 and junior Julien Williams captured the title in the long jump with a leap of 23-10.
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