TRACK & FIELD CONTINUES INDOOR SEASON AT UW INVITATIONAL

TRACK & FIELD CONTINUES INDOOR SEASON AT UW INVITATIONAL

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A week after winning seven individual events and tying a school record, the Sacramento State indoor track and field team will compete at the UW Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Washington.

The two-day meet will feature the first multi-event competition of the year for the Hornets. The heptathlon will start at 1 p.m. where Sacramento State will be represented by returners Andrew Stich, Frederick Wagner V and newcomer Andrew Fowler. All five events of the women's pentathlon will take place on Friday with the Hornets being led by Emilia Del Hoyo and freshman Chloe Lindbo.

Along with the multis, Friday's action will also have the men's and women's pole vault and high jump as well as the women's weight throw. The running events on the first day start at 4 p.m. with the prelims of the 60-hurdles. The 5K, 200 and finals of the 60-hurdles will be held prior to the distance medley relays.

On Saturday, the remaining events start at 10 a.m. with the heptathlon 60-hurdles and the men's weight throw. The meet wraps up at 5:20 p.m. with the men's 4x400 relay.

The meet features student-athletes from 31 NCAA Div. I programs as well as many non-DI and post collegiate competitors. Sacramento State is one of seven Big Sky Conference schools in the field and is joined by Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana, Portland State, Southern Utah and Weber State. Over half the Pac-12 Conference will be represented as well as seven institutions from the Big West, five from the Mountain West and three from the West Coast Conference. There will also be entries from Texas, Oklahoma State and Minnesota.

The UW Invitational presents a rare opportunity for Sacramento State to compete in the multis and DMR prior to the Big Sky Championships. Del Hoyo ranks sixth in school history in the pentathlon with 3,574 points set at the UW Invitational in 2016. She finished third at the Big Sky Championships a year ago after scoring 3,539 points. Wagner and Stich are both in the top 10 in the Hornet record book in the heptathlon. Wagner scored 4,930 at last season's Big Sky meet where he finished fifth. Stich scored 4,739 points at the same meet and ranks seventh all-time at Sacramento State.

The Hornets did not compete in the DMR last season until the conference meet. The women will be represented by Amy Quinones, Jasmin Correa, Denise Reis and Cagnei Duncan. Correa, a freshman, was the only one of the quartet to compete last week at Boise State. The other three were all key members of the cross country in the fall. The men's team will be comprised of Abraham Maldonado, Isaiah Marable, Zach Blackwood and Elijah Changco. Maldonado and Blackwood will each make their first indoor appearance with the team while Changco will compete for the first time since suffering an injury during cross country season.

Sophomore Shilah Bedingfield is the reigning Big Sky Women's Track Athlete of the Week. Last weekend, Bedingfield finished first in the 60 and 200 at the Ed Jacoby Invitational. Her time of 7.53 in the 60 tied the school record. This week, Bedingfield will run the 200 and 400 and also anchor the 4x400 relay team.

Fellow sophomore Brittany Patterson is seeded third in the women's triple jump. Patterson moved to the top the of Big Sky last weekend with a winning mark of 40-08.25. The only two athletes entered at the meet with better seeds are Cal Poly's Abibat Iriafen (41-08.50) and Stanford's Aria Small (41-03.75).

On the men's side, Clinton Spellman is the only Hornet entered in three events. Spellman will run the 60, 200 and 4x400 relay. Last weekend, he set PRs in the 60 (6.95, second place) and 200 (22.04, third place).

Senior Kyle Peterson was selected to compete in the invite section of the men's weight throw. Peterson is one of just nine athletes in the field and one of only five collegiate student-athletes. 

 SACRAMENTO STATE ENTRIES 
WOMEN
Shilah Bedingfield - 200/400/4x400
Artearra Coffey - 60H
Tia Cooke - LJ
Jasmin Correa - DMR
Angelica Cusworth - 4x400
Emilia Del Hoyo - Pent
Shelby Dozier - HJ
Cagnei Duncan - DMR
Julia Grimm - HJ
Amari Jones - 60/200
Jelaia Jones - SP/WT
Morgan Jones - SP/WT
Chloe Lindbo - Pent
Nashedah Mu'Min - TJ
Brittany Patterson - LJ/TJ
Amy Quinones - DMR
Denise Reis - 800/DMR
Mikayla Revera - 400/4x400
Meaghan Rogers - 60
Amari Sperling - 60
Lauren Wong - TJ
Cassidy Zurn - 400/4x400
MEN
Zach Blackwood - DMR
Daron Bland - LJ
Elijah Changco - DMR
Andrew Fowler - Hept
Adrienne Jackson - LJ/TJ
Tegbir Jhutty - HJ/LJ
Jevin Kitchen - HJ
Abraham Maldonado - DMR
Isaiah Marable - 400/4x400/DMR
Kyle Peterson - SP/WT
Jose Rodriguez - 4x400
Calvin Spellman - 200/400
Clinton Spellman - 60/200/4x400
Andrew Stich - Hept
Evan Stork - WT
Ryan Tennant - LJ/TJ
Frederick Wagner V - 4x400/Hept