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Dyer, Heron Lead Aztecs On Final Day Of Mt. SAC Relays

Heather Heron recorded lifetime bests in both the 100 and 400 meter hurdles.
Heather Heron recorded lifetime bests in both the 100 and 400 meter hurdles.

April 18, 2004

WALNUT, Calif. - San Diego State's Tonette Dyer and Heather Heron led the Aztecs in the final day of the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Overall, the Aztecs recorded five top-seven results in Sunday's action.

Dyer won the 400-meter OD University/Open division with a time of 51.53, the second fastest time in school history. Dyer's mark is also third fastest time in the NCAA this season entering the weekend.

Dyer also took third in the 200-meter invitational at 22.99, finishing just ahead of Olympic gold-medalist Marion Jones. The time is just three-hundreths off of her school record time she set last weekend at the Sea Ray Relays, with both races the only time an Aztec has finished under 23 seconds.

Heron ran two lifetime bests, and broke SDSU's previous best for the season, with marks of 13.26 in the 100 meter hurdles and 59.32 in the 400 meter hurdles. Heron's time in the 100 hurdles earned a third place finish, while her time in the 400 hurdles was good for 12th place in the university/open division. Nicole Ireland also set a season best to finish seventh in the 400 hurdles with her time of 59.35 in the invitaional race.

The 4x100 relay team of Tonette Dyer/Nicole Ireland/Heather Heron/Bianca McNair posted an NCAA regional qualifying time of 45.37 to finish fifth in the invitational race. Larnie Boyd/Tonette Dyer/Nicole Ireland/Hollann Givens finished sixth in the 4x400 invitational race with a NCAA time of 3:38.75.

SDSU will compete this weekend, April 22-24, in the Penn Relays in Philadelphia.

SDSU Women's Track and Field Final Day Results
46th Annual Mt. SAC Relays (Walnut, Calif.)

Women's 100-Meter Dash
27. Vonnie Fulford 12.21
33. Jillita Griffin 12.32
43. Janine Polischuk 12.87

Women's 100 Meter Hurdles OD University/Open
3. Heather Heron 13.26^ SDSU season best/lifetime best

Women's 100 Meter Hurdles University/Open
29. Janine Polischuk 15.16

Women's 200-Meter Dash Invitational
3. Tonette Dyer 22.99^

Women's 200-Meter Dash University/Open
23. Nicole Ireland 24.45

Women's 400-Meter Dash OD University/Open
1. Tonette Dyer 51.53^ personal record
(2nd fastest time in school history; 3rd fastest in NCAA this season)

Women's 400-Meter Hurdles University/Open
12. Heather Heron 59.32^ SDSU season best/lifetime best

Women's 400-Meter Hurdles Invitational
7. Nicole Ireland 59.35^ season best

Women's 4x100 Relay Invitational
5. SDSU (Dyer/Ireland/Heron/McNair) 45.37^

Women's 4x400 Relay Invitational
6. SDSU (Boyd/Dyer/Ireland/Givens) 3:38.75^

Women's Triple Jump
15. Megan Schauermann 37-00.50

Women's Shot Put
12. Candace Hill 44-09.75

^ = NCAA regional qualifying time/mark