SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State track & field teams will have their final chances to qualify for the Big Sky Championships when they compete in a pair of meets in Seattle. The Hornets will take part in the Husky Classic on Friday at Saturday as well as the UW Open on Sunday. Both meets will be held at the Dempsey Indoor which features a flat 307-yard Mondo surface.
The Husky Classic will feature student-athletes from several schools including Washington, Cal and Oregon State from the Pac-12 as well as Eastern Washington, Idaho, Portland State, Southern Utah and Weber State from the Big Sky Conference.
Sacramento State enters the week with 18 women and 11 men ranked among the top 10 in the Big Sky Conference in their respective events. That total places the Hornets fourth in the league behind Montana State (42), Montana (40) and Northern Arizona (40).
The Sacramento State women are ranked 13th in the West region. Excluding teams from the Pac-12, the Hornet women rank fourth in the region behind UNLV, San Diego State and Boise State.
The men's team is also 13th in the West. Grand Canyon (10th), Eastern Washington (11th) and Portland (12th) are the only ones ahead of Sacramento State from outside the Pac-12.
DOMINGUEZ REMAINS ON TOP
Junior Candice Dominguez remains the Big Sky leader in the high jump with a best of 5-09.25 at the Bronco Invitational. She will be joined in the event at the Husky Classic by teammate Elizabeth Venzon who ranks third in the Big Sky at 5-07.25.
Sacramento State has dominated the Big Sky in the men's triple jump this season and has a chance to do some additional damage at the Husky Classic as he Hornets account for 25 percent of the field. Of the 16 athletes entered in the event, Mohamed Abdullah, Darius Armstead, Jah Strange and Gathunga Ndirangu are all entered for Sacramento State. The trio of Armstead (48-11.50), Strange (48-11.00) and Abdullah (48-01.75) rank second, third and fourth in the league this year.
The tandem of Tyhana Cooper and Jelaia Jones each rank among the top eight in both the shot put and weight throw in the Big Sky. Cooper is second in shot put (47-01.50) and fifth in the weight throw (59-03.00). Jones is seventh in the shot (45-10.50) and eighth in the WT (55-11.00). Both have established career highs this season and are ranked among the top 10 in school history in both events.
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