CSUN Men, Women 2nd in CCAA Meet

Dave Youngberg and Paul Albers finished 1-2 in the hammer throw and Cal State Northridge athletes won four other events Friday on the first day of the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. track and field championship at UC Riverside.

Youngberg reached 180 feet, 9 inches to beat Albers by nearly two inches. Albers threw 178-10 to finish well ahead of Earl Edwards of Cal State Bakersfield, third at 171-2.

Cal State Northridge stands second in the team standings, trailing Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in men’s and women’s scoring. The Mustangs lead the men’s meet with 65 points, 16 better than CSUN, while the Lady Mustangs have 64 points, 11 ahead of Northridge.

Other Northridge winners include Chris Perry in the long jump (25-3 1/4) and sprinter Kevin Hendrix (10.58) on the men’s side and high jumper Noreen Flynn (5-5) and long jumper Lolita Pile (20-3) on the women’s side.


San Luis Obispo dominated the distance events, taking the first four places in the steeplechase and the first two in the women’s 5,000 meters. CSUN’s Heather Young and Kelly Tremmel finished third and fourth in the 5,000.

Tracy Leichter of the Lady Mustangs also won the women’s 10,000 meters ahead of teammates Ameret Reed (third), Beth Young (fourth) and Traci Skeen (fifth), giving San Luis Obispo 22 points in the event. The meet ends today.