San Diego State Wins 18 Events at Collegiate Track and Field Meet

San Diego State won 18 of 35 events at Saturday's Jack-in-the-Box City Collegiate Track and Field Championships on a day when bad weather kept some athletes from competing and hampered the performances of those who did.

UC San Diego, Point Loma College and United States International University also competed in the first of what organizers hope to be an annual meet for the city's colleges.

Aztecs Rex Brown and Renee Ross were named the meet's Most Valuable Performers. Brown won the 100-meter and 200-meter sprints and was a member of SDSU's victorious 400-meter relay team. Ross won the 400 with a time of 53.39 and also ran on SDSU's winning 1,600-meter relay team.

SDSU discus hurler Laura DeSnoo had the day's only NCAA qualifying mark. DeSnoo, a member of the U.S. Olympic team and last year's NCAA discus champion, won the event Saturday with a toss of 171-1.

The Aztecs dominated the men's competition, winning 14 of 19 events. Top performances for SDSU included high jumper Brian Conway's leap of 6-10 and John Knight's winning hammer throw of 181-1. Paul Greer won the two-mile run for the Aztecs with a time of 9:06.61.

USIU and SDSU each won 6 of the 16 women's events. USIU's Vickie Williams won the 100 meters and finished second in the 200 to teammate Sheila McLean.

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