BOZEMAN, Mont. — The Sacramento State women's track and field team moved into second place during the second day of the Big Sky Indoor Track & Field Championships. The women had five scorers on Friday and also advanced five student-athletes into event finals on Saturday. The Hornet men are currently in 10th place after having three scorers during the second day of the meet.
The men began the day with Frederick Wagner V placing seventh in the heptathlon after scoring 4,760 points. On Friday, Wagner started by running the 60-hurdles in 9.33 seconds. He then set a personal best by clearing 12-10.75 in the pole vault and ended the heptathlon with a time of 2:52.35. Andrew Fowler added a 10th place finish with 4,563 points. Fowler had marks of 8.72 in the 60H, 14-10.25 in the pole vault and 3:06.18 in the 1000.
Idaho State holds the women's team lead 40 team points heading into the final day. The Hornets are second with 34 which ties the team with Eastern Washington. Montana (28), Southern Utah (21) and Idaho (20) are also within striking distance. Northern Arizona, which was the unanimous selection to win the team title, is eighth with 16 points.
NAU has built a comfortable lead in the men's team race. The Lumberjacks have totaled 57.5 points and followed by Montana State (43) and Idaho State (26.5) in the top three. Sacramento State scored 9.5 points.
Saturday's competition will features the finals fo the men's and women's 60, 200, 400, 800, mile, 3K, 60-hurdles and 4x400 relay. The field events will be comprised of the men's weight throw, pole vault and triple jump and the women's triple jump, high jump and shot put.
Emilia Del Hoyo and Brittany Patterson each scored in the long jump. Del Hoyo, who was third in the pentathlon on Thursday, finished in third place in the long jump. The senior had a best of 19-00.75 to set her season best. Patterson added a seventh-place finish to give the team eight total points in the event.
Morgan Jones and Jelaia Jones each finished among the top three to earn all-conference honors in the weight throw. Morgan Jones saved her best throw for her final attempt and finished in second place with a season-best mark of 60-04.00. Jelaia Jones set her career best and recorded the fourth-longest weight throw in school history. Jelaia's throw of 59-10.50 came on her fourth attempt.
Jevin Kitchen finished fourth in the high jump with a career-best clearance at 6-08.00. That height placed Kitchen fourth in school history.
Ryan Tennant scored for the team in the long jump. Tennant jumped 23-11.00 on his second of six attempts.
Sacramento State earned six points after placing third in the women's distance medley relay. The team of Amy Quinones, Jasmin Correa, Denise Reis and Cagnei Duncan ran 12:01.36 to earn all-Big Sky accolades. The team was just one-tenth of a second behind Southern Utah for second place.
Del Hoyo started the day by qualifying for the finals of the 60-hurdles. She ran 8.65 for the fourth fastest time among the 26 competitors. The time was also just one-hundredth of a second off her PR.
Shilah Bedingfield and Mikayla Revera each punched their ticket for the finals of the 400. Bedingfield earned the third best time of the day after winning the fifth heat in 56.49. Revera destroyed her PR by .25 seconds after running 57.07 to place fifth. The team nearly advanced a third into the final as Cassidy Zurn ran 58.27 which left her .1 seconds off the last qualifying spot.
Patterson moved on to the finals of the 60-meter dash. She shaved .13 seconds off her career best by running 7.62. That mark moved her into fifth place in school history.
Denise Reis claimed the final berth into the finals of the 800. Reis crossed the line in 2:14.35 and placed fourth in the first heat.
WOMEN'S TEAM STANDINGS
1. Idaho State 40; T2. Sacramento State, Eastern Washington 34; 4. Montana 28; 5. Southern Utah 21; 6. Idaho 20; 7. Montana State 17; 8. Northern Arizona 16; 9. Northern Colorado, Weber State 10; 11. Portland State 4.
MEN'S TEAM STANDINGS
1. Northern Arizona 57.5; 2. Montana State 43; 3. Idaho 26.5; 4. Weber State 23; 5. Montana 17; T6. Eastern Washington, Southern Utah 16; 8. Idaho State 12.5; 9. Portland State 10; 10. Sacramento State 9.5; 11. Northern Colorado 3.
60 (Qual): 6Q. Brittany Patterson 7.62; 14. Meaghan Rogers 7.81; 19. Amari Jones 7.87; 22. Angelica Cusworth 7.94.
400 (Qual): 3Q. Shilah Bedingfield 56.49; 5Q. Mikayla Revera 57.07; 9. Cassidy Zurn 58.27.
800 (Qual): 8Q. Denise Reis 2:14.35.
60H (Qual): 4Q. Emilia Del Hoyo 8.65; 19. Artearra Coffey 9.07; 25. Angelica Cusworth 9.32.
DMR: 3. 12:01.36.
PV: T12. Tessa Davis 11-05.00.
LJ: 3. Emilia Del Hoyo 19-00.75; 7. Brittany Patterson 18-08.00.
WT: 2. Morgan Jones 60-04.00; 3. Jelaia Jones 59-10.50.
60 (Qual): 20. Daron Bland 7.03.
200 (Qual): 18. Calvin Spellman 22.92.
400 (Qual): 18. Calvin Spellman 51.00; 20. Isaiah Marable 51.35.
DMR: 10. 10:43.87.
HJ: 4. Jevin Kitchen 6-09.75; 10. Daron Bland 6-04.25.
LJ: 6. Ryan Tennant 23-11.00; 10. Daron Bland 22-07.25; 16. Adrienne Jackson 21-08.75; 17. Tegbir Jhutty 21-07.50.
SP: 11. Kyle Peterson 51-11.00.
HEPT: 7. Frederick Wagner V 4760; 10. Andrew Fowler 4563.