SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State indoor track & field team will compete for the first time this season when it takes part in the Bronco Invitational hosted by Boise State on Saturday. The meet will begin at 7 a.m. PT with the men's high jump and concludes at 3:15 p.m. with the men's 4x400 relay.
The Hornets will face several Div. I schools in the meet comprised of host Boise State, Portland State and Utah. Other schools competing include Cal State LA, College of Idaho, Concordia, Eastern Oregon, Northwest Christian, Northwest Nazarene, Oregon Tech, Pacific (Ore.), College of Southern Idaho, Stanislaus State and Treasure Valley CC.
Sacramento State is the last Big Sky Conference team to make its season debut. The Hornets had three pole vaulters participate in the Pole Vault Summit last weekend in Reno, Nev., but will be stepping onto the track for the first time in 2018. Both the men's and women's team were ranked high in the preseason Big Sky polls. The women were picked to finish second and the men third in a vote of the league's head coaches.
On Saturday, 31 women and 26 men have been entered in the Bronco Invitational. Sacramento State athletes will be looking to make the most of their short season as all but six Hornets are slated to compete in multiple events.
Sacramento State returns 14 student-athletes who scored for the team last season at the Big Sky Indoor Championships. Among that list are Darius Armstead and Danielle Brandon who won the men's triple jump and women's pole vault, respectively. However, both will not compete at the Bronco Invitational this weekend. The Hornets will have a pair of men who won individual titles at the outdoor championships. Andre Lindsey, who was the 110-hurdles champion outdoors, will run the 60 and 60-hurdles on Saturday. Max Jette, the defending decathlon champion, will take part in the 800, 60-hurdles, pole vault and shot put.
Live results can be viewed by selecting the link at the top of the story.