Fresno, Calif. --- Makayla Webb has steadily gotten faster and faster in the 400-hurdles all year long. The trend continued Saturday at the Bulldog Invitational in Fresno, Calif., when Webb clocked a 1:00.70 in her signature event.
The time beat the San José State record, which Webb set earlier this season, and is also a top-five time this season in the Mountain West Conference.
"She closed really hard and got out of there with a personal-best," said Spartans' head coach Jeff Petersmeyer. "It was a tough race and I think she can put together a good race and drop that time."
Six of the Spartans' seven entries in the 1500-meter event recorded season-best times. Rebecca Garcia led the way with a new personal-record 4:46.67, marking nearly a five second improvement on her previous best this season.
Caitlin Wilson led the way for San José State in both the 400 and 200-meter dashes. The school's record holder clocked a 55.59 in the 400, and just missed her season best in the 200 with a time of 24.54.
Highlighting the field events for SJSU was Emma Sutherland in the high jump. She cleared the bar at 1.76 meters, just missing her season-best 1.77 meters, which she set at the Johnny Mathis Invitational (3/21).
"This was a quick meet, and it was a good look at three other teams in the conference," Petersmeyer said. "We've had a lot of personal-bests in the last week and I think we are starting to look good at the right time."
San José State has one last tune-up before the Mountain West Championships, the Longhorn Invitational on May 2.
TRACK EVENT RESULT
1. Carina Mendoza, Fresno State, 4:39.93; 2. Angela Ziff, UNLV, 4:42.36; 3. Saylah Barserian, Fresno State, 4:44.57; 5. Rebecca Garcia, San José State, 4:46.67; 8. Lalida Maokhamphiou, San José State, 4:53.49; 9. Melanie Fujiwara, San José State, 4:55.11; 12. Diana Orozco, San José State, 4:58.66; 15. Karina Nunes, San José State, 5:05.44; 16. Breanna Garcia, San José State, 5:14.38; 17. Agnes Portal , San José State, 5:15.44.
1. Lawson Lekeisha, Unattached, 11.34; 2. Marie Veale, Cal State Northridge, 11.66; 3. Lexis Lambert, Cal State Northridge, 11.80; 21. Lenae Stevens, San José State, 13.23; 22. Ariana Larson, San José State, 13.30.
1. Annemarie Schwanz, Fresno State, 2:08.64; 2. Courtney Moore, Fresno Pacific, 2:08.67; 3. Dezirae Johnson, Fresno State, 2:08.94; 5. Jennifer Beckingham, San José State, 2:13.24; 8. Angelica Parodi, San José State, 2:15.96; 10. Marayne Martin, San José State, 2:16.19; 16. Miranda Dos Santos, San José State, 2:25.85; 18. Jessica Stacey, San José State, 2:33.81.
1. Kyra Johnson, Fresno State, 59.86; 2. Makayla Webb, San José State, 1:00.70; 3. Emma Millard, Cal State Northridge, 1:01.32.
1. Lawson Lekeisha, Unattached, 22.99; 2. Marie Veale, Cal State Northridge, 23.37; 3. Lexis Lambert, Cal State Northridge, 23.60; 9. Caitlin Wilson, San José State, 24.54; 13. Maija Pinkins, San José State, 25.20; 29. Madiha Raza, San José State, 26.52; 33. Ariana Larson, San José State, 27.25; 35. Lenae Stevens, San José State, 27.53.
1. Lindsay Wourms, Pacific, 10:06.26; 2. Carina Mendoza, Fresno State, 10:08.51; 3. Julianne Jacques, Fresno State, 10:08.78; 16. Allison Kimura, San José State, 11:19.25.
1. Fresno State A, 3:37.88; 2. Cal State Northridge, 3:40.79; 3. UNLV A, 3:41.60; 10. San José State (Jennifer Beckingham, Makayla Webb, Maija Pinkins, Caitlin Wilson), 3:52.37; 18. San José State B (Angelica Parodi, Madiha Raza, Miranda Dos Santos, Lenae Stevens), 4:02.00
FIELD EVENT RESULTS
1. Je'Nia Sears, Unattached, 6.18m; 2. Akia Armstrong, UNLV, 5.62m; 3. Kelsey Johnson-Upshaw, San José State, 5.57m; 4. Cambree Harbaugh, San José State, 5.55m; 7. Leah Lambert, San José State, 5.43m; 9. Nicole Iloanya, San José State, 5.35m.
1. Shressa Archie, Fresno Pacific, 12.27m; 2. Kendal Nielsen; Cal Poly, 12.14m; 3. Marissa Rossi, Cal State Northridge, 12.10; 6. Cambree Harbaugh, San José State, 11.85m; 8. Nicole Iloanya, San José State, 11.62m.
1. Lydia French, Cal State Northridge, 1.79m; 2. Emma Sutherland, San José State, 1.76m; 3. Sarah Hill, Fresno Pacific, 1.71m.