BOZEMAN, Mont. — Emilia Del Hoyo set the Sacramento State record in the pentathlon with 3,815 points and finished in third place overall during the first day of the Big Sky Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships at Montana State.
Del Hoyo scored six points for the Hornets, earned all-Big Sky honors and claimed her second consecutive third-place finish in the pentathlon at the conference championships. The first of her five events was the 60-hurdles where she ran 8.72 for the third fastest time in the field. She then tied her PR with a high jump of 5-03.25 and set a substantial PR with a shot put of 37-00.25. The senior then had a best of 18-09.00 in the long jump which was also the third best mark during the day. She wrapped up the pentathlon by completing the 800 in 2:27.61.
Her total of 3,815 points moved her ahead of Kassandra Korrigan's school record of 3,794 which was set in 2016 and also bettered Del Hoyo's previous best of 3,717 from earlier this season. Montana claimed the top two finishers in the pentathlon with Erika McLeod setting a Big Sky record with 4,128 points. Jansen Ziola was second at 3,925. The Griz duo combined for 18 team points to give Montana the early lead. Idaho State is second with 10 while the Hornets are third with six.
Chloe Lindbo finished 13th overall with a career best 3,262 points. Lindbo set or tied PRs in the first four events of the day. She began with a 60-hurdles time of 9.12 seconds which was tied for the sixth fastest time among the 17 competitors. She then matched her PR of 5-01.00 in the high jump. The sophomore set career bests with a shot put of 28-11.75 and a long jump of 16-01.50. She closed the pentathlon by running 2:28.55 in the 800.
After the first four events of the heptathlon, Frederick Wagner V sits in sixth place to lead Sacramento State. Wagner scored 2,746 points during the first day and heads into Friday trailing Portland State's Donte Robinson by 243 points for the lead. Wagner placed among the top five in his first three events. He opened the day with a time of 7.20 in the 60-meter dash and followed with a long jump of 22-00.25. Wagner then had a shot put of 37-09.25 before clearing 5-10.00 in the high jump.
Andrew Fowler is in 15th place with 2,380 points. The sophomore started the heptathlon by running 7.41 in the 60. He then set a personal best with a long jump of 20-03.75. After a shot put of 32-02.00, Fowler recorded another PR with a successful attempt at 5-06.50 in the high jump.
Sacramento State was dealt a blow early in the competition when Andrew Stich was forced to withdraw due to illness. Stich entered the meet ranked fifth in the Big Sky in the heptathlon this season.
Along with the conclusion of the heptathlon, the main program of the meet will begin on Friday. Champions will be crowned in the men's and women's 5K and distance medley relay, the women's weight throw, long jump and pole vault and the men's long jump and shot put. Friday will also see the preliminary rounds in all races from 60-800 meters.