FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The second day of the Big Sky Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships began with three career highs from Sacramento State in the heptathlon and ended with 14 other school top 10 marks, including an individual champion. Those performances have both the men's and women's team in second place heading into the final day on Saturday.
Friday began with the conclusion of the heptathlon. Senior Max Jette finished in second place to earn all-Big Sky honors and Frederick Wagner V placed fifth overall to both score points for the team. The pair along with Andrew Stich, who was 10th, each recorded career bests in the heptathlon and all three cracked the top 10 in Hornet history. Jette totaled 5,213 points which is the second most all-time at Sacramento State. He started by running the 60-hurdles in a career best 8.34 seconds. He moved into a tie for first place after clearing 14-08.75 in the pole vault. However, Portland State's Donte Robinson edged Jette in the 1000 to win the individual title.
Wagner had career bests in all three events with marks of 9.22 in the 60-hurdles, 12-09.00 in the pole vault and 2:44.99 in the 1000. His total of 4,930 points places him fifth in the Hornet record book. Stich ran 8.63 in the 60-hurdles for his PR. He also was successful at 12-05.25 in the pole vault and ran the 1000 in 2:52.59. He finished with 4,739 points to move into seventh place at Sacramento State.
Weber State leads the women's competition with 46.5 points. The Wildcats are followed by Sacramento State (33.5) and Northern Arizona (30) in the top three.
The host Lumberjacks lead the men's standings with 40 points. The Hornets tallied 34 and Montana State is third at 30.33.
MEN'S FIELD HIGHLIGHTS
Kyle Peterson claimed the first individual title for Sacramento State at the 2018 indoor championships. The junior finished first in the weight throw with a career best of 62-05.75. That distance moved Peterson into fifth place in program history and left him eight inches beyond the rest of the field.
The Hornets had three scorers in the men's long jump. Sophomore Jah Strange led the trio with a best of 23-11.75 to place third. Strange, who became the school record holder in the triple jump earlier this season, moved into eighth place in the long jump with his performance. Cory Barger finished fourth at 23-11.50 and Richard Cooper was eighth at 23-01.75. In all, the trio combined to score 12 points. Freshman Daron Bland finished one spot out of the points but still had a PR with a jump of 21-11.75.
WOMEN'S FIELD HIGHLIGHTS
Emilia Del Hoyo and Brittany Patterson each scored in the long jump. Del Hoyo, who was third in the pentathlon on Thursday, finished in fourth place with a best of 19-03.25. That distance moved her into sixth place in school history. Patterson was appearing in her first Big Sky Championships and the Arizona native was right at home by placing seventh at 19-00.50. She moved into a tie for 10th on the Hornet all-time list.
Jelaia Jones capped the evening for the team with a second-place finish int he shot put. Jones had a distance of 47-10.00 to vault into fourth place at Sacramento State. Morgan Jones added four points by placing fifth with a career-best of 45-03.75. Morgan Jones is now ninth in school history.
Shelby Dozier tied for eighth place in the high jump with a best of 5-05.25 to earn a half point.
MEN'S TRACK HIGHLIGHTS
Andre Lindsey punched his ticket into the finals of two events. Lindsey had the fastest qualifying time in the 60-hurdles after running 7.95. He entered the meet with a career best of 8.01 seconds and is now third in school history. Lindsey also set a PR in the 60-meter dash after running 6.84 seconds. His time was the seventh fastest during the day and is the fifth best in the Hornet record book.
Alec Foster also had a pair of PRs in his two events. Foster ranked second in the 400 in the opening heats after running 47.81. He narrowly missed advancing in the 200, finishing ninth in 21.99 which left in just .06 seconds out of the final berth. Foster is now fourth all-time at Sacramento State in the 400 and tied for 10thin the 200.
WOMEN'S TRACK HIGHLIGHTS
The distance medley relay team provided the biggest spark to the team on Friday, finishing second in the final race of the evening to earn eight points. Amy Quinones, Denise Reis, Mikayla Revera and Gracie Albano combined to run 12:16.90 which is the 10th fastest in school history. That time was just under a second faster that the next finisher.
Sacramento State advanced two runners into the finals of the 60-hurdles. Emilia Del Hoyo had the sixth fastest qualifying time after running 8.76. Artearra Coffey will join her in the finals with a career best time of 8.80 to secure her the final advancing spot.
Carly Schulz will compete in two event finals on Saturday. Schulz ranked seventh in both of her events, running 24.63 in the 200 and 55.97 in the 400. Her 200 time was a career best and moved her into fifth place in school history. Despite not advancing to the finals, Shilah Bedingfield produced the eighth fastest mark all-time by a Hornet women at 24.92 in the 200. Cassidy Zurn also jumped into seventh place in Hornet history in the 400 at 56.37.
60 (Qual): 19. Amari Jones 7.83; 20. Brittany Patterson 7.84.
200 (Qual): 7Q. Carly Schulz 24.63; 10. Shilah Bedingfield 24.92; 24. Amari Jones 25.42.
400 (Qual): 7Q. Carly Schulz 55.97; 9. Cassidy Zurn 56.37; 10. Shilah Bedingfield 56.47.
800 (Qual): 13. Denise Reis 2:13.39.
60H (Qual): 6Q. Emilia Del Hoyo 8.76; 8Q. Artearra Coffey 8.80; 19. Sareena Patzke 9.17.
HJ: T8. Shelby Dozier 5-05.25; 10. Sydney Pink 5-05.25; 21. Julia Grimm 5-01.25.
LJ: 4. Emilia Del Hoyo 19-03.25; 7. Brittany Patterson 19-00.50; 15. Tia Cooke 17-08.00; 20. Sareena Patzke 17-05.50; 23. Sydney Pink 17-02.25
SP: 2. Jelaia Jones 47-10.00; 5. Morgan Jones 45-03.75; 18. Kathleen Durand 40-04.00; 22. Selena Cisneros-Haefke 38-08.75.
DMR: 2. Amy Quinones, Denise Reis, Mikayla Revera, Gracie Albano 12:16.90.
PENT: 3. Emilia Del Hoyo 3539; 10. Sareena Patzke 3259; Julia Grimm DNF.
60 (Qual): 7Q. Andre Lindsey 6.84; 11. Clinton Spellman 6.97.
200 (Qual): 9. Alec Foster 21.99; 14. Calvin Spellman 22.29; Clinton Spellman FS.
400 (Qual): 2Q. Alec Foster 47.81; 19. Calvin Spellman 49.54;21. Isaiah Marable 50.07.
800 (Qual): 20. Tre Lockwood 1:58.11; 22. Shane Marshall 2:03.38.
5K: Tyler Sicker DNF.
60H (Qual): 1Q. Andre Lindsey 7.95; 14. Max Jette 8.51.
PV: Max Jette NH.
LJ: 3. Jah Strange 23-11.75; 4. Cory Barger 23-11.50; 8. Richard Cooper 23-01.75; 9. Daron Bland 23-01.25; 17. Dylan Barger 21-11.75.
WT: 1. Kyle Peterson 62-05.75.
DMR: 9. Aidan Schraer, Andrew Stich, Tre Lockwood, Tristen Thomson, 10:37.30.
HEPT: 2. Max Jette 5213; 5. Frederick Wagner V 4930; 10. Andrew Stich 4739.