DEL HOYO, WAGNER AMONG TOP THREE IN HEPTATHLON, DECATHLON AT HORNET INVITATIONAL

DEL HOYO, WAGNER AMONG TOP THREE IN HEPTATHLON, DECATHLON AT HORNET INVITATIONAL

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Emilia Del Hoyo is in second place in the heptathlon and Frederick Wagner V is third in the decathlon after the first day of the Sacramento State Hornet Invitational on Friday. The pair were two of five Hornet student-athletes competing in the multi events. The heptathlon and decathlon will conclude on Saturday along with the main program of the meet.

Del Hoyo scored 2,831 points in the first four events of the heptathlon. She trails Academy of Art's Hannah Hensley who amassed 2,920 points. Del Hoyo started her day by running 14.71 in the 100-hurdles in the only heat of the day into a head wind. She cleared 5-01.00 in the high jump, had a shot put of 31-04.00 and ran 26.28 in the 200. Del Hoyo outscored Hensley in three of the four events with the exception being the high jump where Hensley was successful at 5-08.00.

Freshman Sareena Patzke is ninth and Julia Grimm is 11th for the Hornets in the heptathlon. Patzke, who is making her collegiate debut in the heptathlon, had marks of 15.39 in the 100H, 4-09.50 in the high jump, 28-02.75 in the shot put and 27.29 in the 200. Grimm ran 16.91 in the 100-hurdles, had a best of 5-03.25 in the high jump, had a shot put of 33-08.00 and completed the 200 in 29.36.

In the decathlon, Wagner is third with 3,491 points which places him behind BYU's Kevin Nielsen (3,828) and Kyle Clancy of UC Davis (3,665). Wagner, a junior college transfer, opened by running the 100 in 11.18. He long jumped 21-03.50, had a shot put of 34-10.50, high jumped 5-10.50 and ran the 400 in 49.62.

One of the biggest surprises during the day came from defending Big Sky champion Max Jette who did not clear a bar in the high jump ending his hopes for victory. Jette was in good shape in the first three events after running the 100 in 11.63, recording a long jump of 20-08.50 and a shot put of 38-09.00. Despite not scoring in the high jump, he ran the 400 in 52.12.

Sacramento State was also represented in the main program of the men's and women's hammer which took place on Friday. Kathleen Durand was fourth in the women's competition with a best of 174-05. Jelaia Jones was sixth at 155-09 and Adora Garrick placed 10th at 145-05.

In the men's hammer, Kyle Peterson had a best of 179-04 on his fifth attempt to place sixth.

The meet resumes on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with the heptathlon long jump as well as the women's javelin, women's discus and men's long jump. The first running event will be the women's 5K at 9:45 a.m.