TRACK & FIELD BEGINS SEASON BY WINNING SEVEN EVENTS AT ED JACOBY INVITATIONAL

TRACK & FIELD BEGINS SEASON BY WINNING SEVEN EVENTS AT ED JACOBY INVITATIONAL

NAMPA, Idaho — The Sacramento State track and field teams started their indoor seasons by earning seven individual event titles and tying a school record at the Ed Jacoby Invitational on Saturday at Boise State. Overall the team had 27 top five finishes.

The Hornets will next compete at the UW Invitational in Seattle, Wash., on Feb. 25-26.

Women's Track Highlights

Shilah Bedingfield finished first in the 60 and 200. The sophomore tied the school record of 7.53 in the 60 which was set by Caprice Powell in 2015. Bedingfield started the day by running 7.58 in the prelims for the fastest qualifying time. She then shaved eight-tenths off her mark in the final which also became the fastest time in the Big Sky this year. Fellow sophomore Brittany Patterson cracked the top 10 in program history in the event. Patterson ran 7.75 in the finals to finish in fourth place and is now eighth all-time at Sacramento State.

Bedingfield led three Hornets among the top eight in the 200. She ran 24.29 which moved her to third place in school history and was the fastest in the Big Sky this year. Mikayla Revera placed third in a career best 25.27 and Amari Jones was eighth at 25.70.

Emilia Del Hoyo finished second in the 60-hurdles. Del Hoyo ran 8.78 in the qualifying round and entered the finals seeded third. She ran 8.80 in the finals to move into second place. Artearra Coffey was fifth in the event in 8.98.

Cassidy Zurn placed third in the 400 in 57.57.

Men's Track Highlights

Clinton Spellman finished second in the 60 and was third in the 200. The sophomore ran 6.99 in the qualifying round of the 60 and lowered his time to 6.95 in the finals. That time bettered his career best by .01 seconds. Daron Bland finished sixth in the 60 with a career best of 7.01 which came in the qualifying round.

Spellman also set a PR in the 200 by running 22.04 which was .08 seconds ahead of his mark from last year.

Andrew Stich was fourth in the 60-hurdles after running 8.57 in both the qualifying round and final. The time was also a significant PR for the senior who's previous best was 8.68.

Shane Marshall and Santiago Ruiz each finished among the top five in the 3K. Marshall ran 8:57.41 to place second and Ruiz ran 9:08.09 to finish fifth.

Women's Field Highlights

Brittany Patterson finished first in the triple jump. Patterson jumped 40-08.25 which is the best in the Big Sky this season and the sixth farthest in school history. Patterson's previous long of 40-05.00 came last season at the Big Sky Championships. Nashedah Mu'Min was second in the event with a career best of 38-11.75.

Emelia Del Hoyo was also victorious in the long jump. Del Hoyo jumped 19-00.00 to win the event by three inches. Her mark is tied for the third best in the conference this year.

Jelaia Jones and Morgan Jones each finished among the top four in the shot put and weight throw. Jelaia Jones was second in both events after a shot put of 46-07.50 and and a weight throw of 57-02.25. Her shot put is the second best in the Big Sky this year. Morgan Jones was third in the shot put (57-00.25) and fourth in the shot put (42-02.00).

Men's Field Highlights

Kyle Peterson finished first in the weight throw at 59-11.00. The senior won the event by 10.5 inches and recorded the second longest throw in the Big Sky this year.

Sophomore Daron Bland claimed victory in the long jump. Bland crushed his previous career best of 23-01.25 by jumping 23-07.50 on Saturday. He was joined in the top five in the event by Frederick Wagner V who was fourth at 22-06.50.

Newcomer Ryan Tennant made an immediate impact in his first meet. Tennant, who was the Oregon 5A state champion in the long jump and was third in the triple jump, finished first in the triple jump on Saturday. His mark of 48-06.00 ranks ninth in school history and is second in the Big Sky this year. Adrienne Jackson was fifth in the TJ with a long of 44-11.00.

Ed Jacoby Invitational Results
Women's Results
60: 1. Shilah Bedingfield 7.53; 4. Brittany Patterson 7.75; 9. A'Miracle Barlett 7.85; T10. Meaghan Rogers, Amari Jones 7.86; 17. Angelica Cusworth 7.99; 19. A'nysti Reece 8.06; 38. Artearra Coffey 8.39; 41. Amari Sperling 8.49; 44. Alanna Stein 8.68.
200: 1. Shilah Bedingfield 24.29; 3. Mikayla Revera 25.27; 8. Amari Jones 25.70; 12. Cassidy Zurn 26.05; 18. A'Miracle Barlett 26.26; 20. Angelica Cusworth 26.47; 22. Meaghan Rogers 26.55; 29. Jasmin Correa 26.81; 30. Artearra Coffey 26.93; 35. A'nysti Reece 27.17.
400: 3. Cassidy Zurn 57.57; 8. Jasmin Correa 59.90.
3K: 8. Amelia Pear 10:39.65.
60H: 2. Emilia Del Hoyo 8.80; 5. Artearra Coffey 8.98; 9. Angelica Cusworth 9.22; 11. Chloe Lindbo 9.35; 19. Ivie Eboigbodin 9.83.
4x400: 2. 3:52.32.
HJ: 7. Emilia Del Hoyo 5-03.25; 10. Shelby Dozier 5-03.25; T11. Julia Grimm 5-01.25; 13. Jade Cany 5-01.25; 14. Sydney Pink 5-01.25; T20. Chloe Lindbo 4-09.50; Ivie Eboigbodin NH.
LJ: 1. Emilia Del Hoyo 19-00.00; 8. Tia Cooke 17-08.00; 10. Ivie Eboigbodin 16-06.50; 12. Lauren Wong 16-05.25; 20. Alanna Stein 16-00.25; 23. Chloe Lindbo 14-11.50.
TJ: 1. Brittany Patterson 40-08.25; 2. Nashedah Mu'Min 38-11.75; 9. Lauren Wong 36-02.25.
SP: 2. Jelaia Jones 46-07.50; 4. Morgan Jones 42-02.00; 8. Shantel Nnaji 40-04.25; 13. Samantha Henkel 39-01.75; 14. Claire Walton 39-01.00; 22. Justine Lee 36-03.50.
WT: 2. Jelaia Jones 57-02.25; 3. Morgan Jones 57-00.25; 7. Samantha Henkel 52-04.75; 8. Rhaven Dean 51-00.75; 12. Justine Lee 45-10.50.

Men's Results
60: 2. Clinton Spellman 6.95; 6. Daron Bland 7.08; 12. Ryan Tennant 7.13; 18. Jermain Worthy 7.31.
200: 3. Clinton Spellman 22.04; 10. Jose Rodriguez 22.71; 24. Jermain Worthy 23.66.
400: 10. Isaiah Marable 50.80; 15. Jose Rodriguez 51.72.
Mile: 15. Santiago Ruiz 4:29.76; 16. Shane Marshall 4:31.97.
3K: 2. Shane Marshall 8:57.41; 5. Santiago Ruiz 9:08.09.
60H: 4. Andrew Stich 8.57; 6. Jermain Worthy 8.74; 10. Frederick Wagner V 9.27.
4x400: 2. 3:22.90.
HJ: 2. Jevin Kitchen 6-05.00.
LJ: 1. Daron Bland 23-07.50; 4. Frederick Wagner V 22-06.50; 6. Andrew Stich 22-01.00; 7. Adrienne Jackson 22-01.00; 8. Tegbir Jhutty 21-11.00; Dylan Barger F.
TJ: 1. Ryan Tennant 48-06.00; 5. Adrienne Jackson 44-11.00; 6. Tegbir Jhutty 44-07.00.
SP: 12. Kyle Peterson 45-08.00; 16. Neil Laquian 43-10.50.
WT: 1. Kyle Peterson 59-11.00; 6. Evan Stork 53-01.75; 20. Neil Laquian 37-02.50.