SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State men's and women's indoor track & field teams will officially begin their 2017 seasons at the Bronco Invitational in Nampa, Idaho on Saturday. The Hornets are slated to have 33 women and 22 men in the meet which will begin at 8 a.m. MT.
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The Sacramento State women's team was selected to win the Big Sky Conference in the preseason poll which was released earlier this week. The Hornets received eight first-place votes by the league's coaches and earned 135 out of a possible 144 points. Sacramento State has won six of the last nine Big Sky indoor titles, including the two most recent.
Northern Arizona (119), Weber State (115) and Eastern Washington were the only other teams to earn over 100 points in the preseason poll. NAU, which won the outdoor title, claimed three first-place votes while WSU took home the other first-place selection.
Seniors Candice Dominguez and Danielle Brandon return after winning conference titles a year ago. Dominguez was the Big Sky champion during the indoor season while Brandon was the outodor champion. Both also competed in the NCAA West Preliminary following the outdoor regular season.
The Hornet men were picked to finish third during the indoor season. Sacramento State totaled 115 points to place just behind Southern Utah (119) for second place. Northern Arizona was a unanimous selection to defend its indoor title.
The men's team also returns a pair of indoor conference champions. Michael Turner finished first at the outdoor championships in 2015 before redshirting last season. Daniel Onuoha claimed the title last season in the outdoor high jump as a true freshman.
|2017 BIG SKY CONFERENCE PRESEASON COACHES POLL|
|WOMEN'S POLL||MEN'S POLL|
|1. Sacramento State (8) - 135||1. Northern Arizona (12) - 144|
|2. Northern Arizona (3) - 119||2. Southern Utah - 119|
|3. Weber State (1) - 115||3. Sacramento State - 115|
|4. Eastern Washington - 113||4. Montana State - 95|
|5. North Dakota - 96||5. Idaho State - 84|
|6. Montana - 83||6. Weber State - 82|
|7. Portland State - 81||7. Montana - 76|
|8. Montana State - 63||8. Eastern Washington - 68|
|9. Northern Colorado - 44||9. Idaho - 67|
|10. Idaho - 37||10. Portland State - 33|
|11. Idaho State - 31||11. North Dakota - 29|
|12. Southern Utah - 19||12. Northern Colorado - 24|
|( ) - First place votes|