'Dogs Return Home From UW Indoor Open

Feb. 10, 2013

By: Matt Burkholder

SEATTLE, Wash.- The Bulldogs flexed their muscles in the weight throw competition once again at the University of Washington Indoor Open with the day highlighted by Meagan McKee's 18.95-meter (62-02.25 feet) toss. McKee surpassed her season-high 18.89-meter (61-11.75 ft.) throw and logged the 45th-best throw in the nation on Sunday.

Fresno State tallied four 'Dogs in the top-10 in the weights, J'Quyra Moncur-Blue (17.54m, 57-06.50 ft.) trailed McKee and led Caitlin Byrd (16.89m, 55-05.00 ft.), Anamanu Folau (16.57m, 54-04.50 ft.) and Tawnya Turton (16.30m, 53-05.75 ft.).

McKee won the shot put with a 14.75-meter (48-04.75 ft.) heave, although she did top her best throw of the season (14.88m, 48-10.00 ft.) registered at the Bronco Classic.

The freshman sister duo, Dezirae Johnson and Kyra Johnson, had their NCAA debut in the 400-meter. Kyra recorded the 10th-best time in the Mountain West with a clocked time of 56.78 seconds. Dezirae crossed the line at 57.67 seconds.

Senior Marrijtje Molenhuis set a personal record in the 3000-meter with a 10:02.09 run, breaking her 10:08.54 mark set at the UW Husky Classic last season. Her new PR is the No. 8 ranked time in the MW.

In the jumps, Fabrina Espinoza set a personal record in the long jump with a 5.54-meter (18-02.25 ft.) leap and in the triple jump Je'Nia Sears logged an 11.36m (37-03.25 ft.) jump.

The 'Dogs next participate in the Run For the Dream, held at the Save Mart Center on Sunday Feb. 17.

"Discover Fresno State Athletics" - Be sure to LIKE Fresno State Athletics on Facebook and follow your Bulldogs on Twitter (@FSAthletics).