SEATTLE — The Sacramento State indoor track and field teams don't receive many chances to showcase their abilities in the multi events and distance medley relays. One of those opportunities came on Friday night at the UW Invitational and the team's student-athletes responded with several marks that cracked the Hornet top 10.
The day started with the pentathlon and heptathlon. Emilia Del Hoyo finished fifth overall in the pentathlon and scored a career best 3,717 points over the five events. The senior's total moved her to third in program history and the 12th best in NCAA Div. I this year. Del Hoyo started the day by running 8.86 in the 60-hurdles. She then moved to the field events where she tied her career best by clearing 5-03.25 in the high jump. After a long jump of 18-00.25 and a shot put of 35-05.25, Del Hoyo closed the meet with a personal best of 2:25.38 in the 800.
Chloe Lindbo finished 19th overall with 3,126 points in her collegiate debut in the pentathlon. Lindbo opened by running 9.33 in the 60-hurdles. She cleared 5-01.00 in the high jump, had a long jump of 14-09.25 and a shot put of 27-03.75. Lindbo ran 2:24.91 in the 800.
The Hornet men had three athletes compete in the first four events of the heptathlon. Frederick Wagner V narrowly leads the trio with 2,665 points and sits in 10th place. Andrew Stich is 12th with 2,615 points and Andrew Fowler scored 2,365 in his first collegiate heptathlon.
The heptathlon started with the 60 where Stich ran 7.29 and was followed by Wagner (7.34) and Fowler (7.36). In the high jump, Wagner cleared 5-10.50 to lead the group. Stich was successful at 5-07.00 and Fowler finished with a best of 5-03.25. Wagner again paced the trio in the long jump with a mark of 21-09.00. Stich had a long of 20-11.75 and Fowler had a best of 19-11.00. The first day closed with the shot put where Stich set a PR at 39-10.75. Wagner's long was 36-06.75 and Fowler had a put of 35-04.00.
The day wound day with the distance medley relay for both genders. The women ran 11:53.24 to record the third fastest time in school history and the best since 2011. Senior Amy Quinones ran the opening leg of 1,200 meters before handing off to Jasmin Correa who ran the 400. Denise Reis took the bottom for the 800 and Cagnei Duncan ran the anchor leg of 1,600 meters.
The men's team ran 10:13.19 and also jumped into third place all-time at Sacramento State. Like the women, the men's time was the best by a Hornet relay team since 2011. The men's team was comprised of Abraham Maldonado, Calvin Spellman, Zach Blackwood and Elijah Changco.
A handful of field events as well as the men's and women's 200 from the main program of the meet also took place on Friday. Jevin Kitchen cleared 6-08.00 to place fourth in the men's high jump. That mark set his personal best and tied him for eight place in school history.
In the women's 200, Shilah Bedingfield placed third after running 24.68. That time trailed only Stanford's Ashlan Best (24.47) and Cal's Zion Corrales-Nelson (24.49). Shelby Dozier tied her personal best in the high jump after clearing 5-06.50 to place fifth. The final field event for the team was the women's weight throw invitational. Morgan Jones finished in eighth place at 57-01.50 and Jelaia Jones was eighth at 54-08.25.
200: 3. Shilah Bedingfield 24.68; 33. Amari Jones 26.04.
60H: 22. Artearra Coffey 9.14.
DMR: 17. 11.54.24.
HJ: 7. Shelby Dozier 5-06.50; Julia Grimm NH.
WT: 5. Morgan Jones 57-01.50; 8. Jelaia Jones 54-08.25.
PENT: 5. Emilia Del Hoyo 3,717; 19. Chloe Lindbo 3,126.
200: 11. Clinton Spellman 22.40; 32. Calvin Spellman 23.23.
DMR: 13. 10:13.19.
HJ: 4. Jevin Kitchen 6-08.00.