Five guys, five girls head to Eugene

Five men and five women from Portland State track and field will be competing at the highly esteemed Oregon Relays in Eugene later this week.

Five men and five women from Portland State track and field will be competing at the highly esteemed Oregon Relays in Eugene later this week.
Last week, the team split up as the multi-event athletes went to the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., and the rest of the team traveled to the Mondo Invitational in Sacramento. After reuniting, the team will split up again and send 10 student-athletes to the Oregon Relays.

 Juniors Karene King, Malissa Anthony and Adrienne Davis, sophomore Joenisha Vinson and freshman Geronne Black will be the five women competing at the meet. The five men competing are seniors Daniel Wolverton and Lavonte Kirven, juniors John Lawrence and Andrew Salg and sophomore Tony Crisofulli.

 They are all striving to raise their already qualified times and scores for the Big Sky Conference and the NCAA West Regional.

 “One of the main goals for the Oregon Relays is for the women’s 4×100 to qualify for the NCAA West Regional,” said Coach Henson.

 That 4×100 relay team consists of Anthony, Black, King and Vinson. They competed hard at the Mondo Invitational and took the number one spot at the event and in the conference with 45.91 seconds.

 Vinson, the second leg in the 4×100 relay team, will be competing in the 100m hurdles as well as the sprint relays this week. Along with being part of the top 4×100 relay team, Vinson also ranks first in the Big Sky in the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.94 seconds.

 First place in the conference in the 100m is currently held by King with a time of 11.91 seconds. King will be competing in the 200m at the meet this week. She currently ranks second in the 200m.

 Black has fourth place in the conference for the 100m with a time of 11.96, merely one second short of second place. In the 200m, she is in 24th place with a time of 25.38.

 Anthony is ranked 22nd in the 200m and is steadily bettering her time and moving up. At the Oregon Relays Anthony, Black and King will be competing in the 200m as well as the 4×100 relay.

 Davis is sixth in the conference with a distance of 45 feet 3.75 inches. She reached this position earlier in April at the Sun Angel Classic.

 Competing in the 800m is Crisofulli, who is currently ranked sixth with a time of 1:51.87, just two seconds short of first place.

 Distance runner Lawrence will be competing in the 3,000m steeple chase. With a time of 9:16.93, Lawrence is ranked at ninth place.

 In the men’s department, senior football players Wolverton and Kirven will be competing in the 100m. In the conference Kirven is in 14th place with a time of 10.98 seconds. Wolverton is in eighth place with 10.90. First place in the men’s 100m is Sacramento State’s Albert Reed with a time of 10.67 seconds.

 Salg will be competing in the 5,000m. Currently he is in 12th with a time of 14:54.2, and is almost a minute behind first-place David McNeil (Northern Arizona State).

 Next up for the Vikings is the 2010 Big Sky Outdoor Championship in Ogden, Utah.
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Vikings qualified for Big Sky Track and Field Championship


Dan Wolverington
Senior, 100m
Nathan Lightner
Freshman, 400m,400m hurdles
Tony Crisofulli
Sophomore, 800m
Andrew Salg
Junior, 3,000m, 10,000m
John Lawrence
Sophomore, 3,000m, 10,000m, 3,000m steeple
DeShawn Shead
Junior, 110m hurdles
Nick Trubachik
Senior, 110m hurdles, high jump, javelin, decathlon
Nathan Edicott
Junior, 3,000m steeple
Vince Kinney
Senior, decathlon


Karene King
Junior, 100m, 200m
Geronne Black
Freshman, 100m
Joenisha Vinson
Sophomore, 200m, 100m hurdles, high jump, long jump, heptathlon
Amber Rozcicha
Freshman, 800m, 1,500m
Julie Pedersen
Freshman, 800m, 1,500m, 10,000m
Katie Blue
Sophomore, 10,000m
Karissa Fuller
Junior, 10,000m
Alyssa Rife
Sophomore, 400m hurdles
Amirah Karim
Senior, long jump
Adrienne Davis
Junior, shot put
Stephanie Spauer
Freshman, Javelin