SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State men's and women's track & field teams will make its second trip to Seattle this season as the team will compete in a pair of meets over a three-day stretch. The competitions begin with the Husky Classic on Friday and Saturday and wrap up with the UW Open on Sunday.
The three-day format will be similar to the one used in the Big Sky Conference Indoor Championships in two weeks in Flagstaff, Ariz., and will force some athletes to compete in three consecutive days for the first time this season. The Husky Classic starts on Friday afternoon with the women's pole vault and the women's 200. That day will also included the men's pole vault and weight throw in the field events and the men's 200, the DMR, the 5K and mile. The remainder of the events will be held on Saturday.
The Husky Classic will feature athletes from Arkansas, Michigan, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, Tennessee and Texas as well as eight Pac-12 institutions and Eastern Washington, Idaho, Portland State, Southern Utah and Weber State of the Big Sky.
Neither meet is conducting multi events but that didn't stop Andrew Stich and Frederick Wagner V from a full day's work. Both athletes are entered in six events at the Husky Classic, competing in the 400, 60-hurdles, 4x400, high jump, pole vault and long jump. Max Jette is not far behind as he's set to take part in the 50-hurdles, high jump, pole vault and long jump.
Sacramento State currently has 11 men and 17 women ranked among the top in the Big Sky. The Hornet men are led by Andre Lindsey, Cory Barger and Jah Strange who are each ranked second in an event. Lindsey has run 8.01 in the 60-hurdles, Barger has long jumped 24-03.75 and Strange set the school record with a triple jump of 51-03.50.
The women have a pair of Big Sky leaders in Danielle Brandon (13-04.25 pole vault) and Brittany Patterson (39-05.00 triple jump). Jelaia Jones ranks second in the Big Sky with a shot put of 47-01.00 and Emilia Del Hoyo is second in the pentathlon (3,461 points).