Cal State Long Beach (CSULB) junior Randi Hicks claimed the women’s javelin title, and senior Kennth Medwood won the 400-meter hurdle crown at the recent Big West Conference (BWC) Track and Field Championships in Northridge.
Hicks won the event with a toss of 162-feet, 4-inches, which tied the BWC meet record. The Oxnard native broke the conference and school record earlier this year with a lifetime-best 170-11. Senior Alex Shaw made it a one-two finish for The Beach as she earned runner-up honors (159-06).
Medwood was the 400-meter hurdle champion as he crossed the finish line in a school-record 49.66 seconds. The Los Angeles native bettered his previous school record of 50.37, which he established at The Beach Invitational. Junior Sam Jeter made it a one-two finish for LBSU, taking runner-up honors with a lifetime-best 50.24, a mark that ranks him second in 49er history.
Following a strong second-place performance at the conference championships, the men’s track and field team moved up 32 spots in the national rankings to No. 58. The 49ers were the highest ranked Big West school, ahead of UC Irvine (No. 68), UC Santa Barbara (No. 69) and Cal State Northridge (No. 76).
The CSULB women were ranked 75th in the nation, the second highest ranking among Big West schools behind only UC Santa Barbara (No. 32).