SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State men's and women's track and field teams combined for six top 10 finishes during the first day of the Hornet Invitational on Friday at Hornet Stadium. The meet will conclude with the bulk of the action on Saturday starting at 9 a.m.
Friday primarily consisted of the first half of the decathlon and heptathlon. Frederick Wagner V sat in second place through the first two events before retiring from the competition with a calf injury. Wagner set a pair of career bests in his two events, running the 110-hurdles in 11.21 and long jumping 22-02.25.
A pair of open events were also held on the opening day. Jelaia Jones was third in the women's hammer with a long of 161-09. Rhaven Dean joined her in the top 10 by finishing second with a best o 155-02.
In the men's hammer, Kyle Peterson recorded his second second-place finish in as many meets this season. Peterson threw 190-06 to finish behind Evan Stork. Competing unattached, Stork had a best of 191-02 to win the meet.
A large field in the women's 200 was highlighted by Shilah Bedingfield who ran 24.05 to place third in her first meet of the season. Mikayla Revera was sixth in 24.48 and Brittany Patterson placed ninth in 24.79. Of the 10 Hornet student-athletes competing in the event, five were making their career debut in the 200 and three others set PRs including Revera.
Jabari Reynolds had the fastest time for the men in the 200 by crossing in 22.54.
200: 1. Mobolade Ajomale, Academy of Art, 20.81; 27. Jabari Reynolds 22.54; 28. Jose Rodriguez 22.60; 31. Isaiah Marable 22.65; 33. Calvin Spellman 22.66; 40. Jermain Worthy 22.82; 47. Ryan Tennant 23.22.
HAM: 1. Evan Stork, Unatt., 191-02; 2. Kyle Peterson 190-06; 27. Neil Laquian 120-09.
200: 1. Ashlan Best, Stanford, 23.49; 3. Shilah Bedingfield 24.05; 6. Mikayla Revera 24.48; 9. Brittany Patterson 24.79; 19. Amari Jones 25.27; 20. Cassidy Zurn 25.34; 29. A'Miracle Barlett 25.61; 34. Meaghan Rogers 25.74; 39. Jasmin Correa 26.02; 46. Artearra Coffey 26.32; 48. Khala Clarke 26.38.
HAM: 1. Jordan Fong, Stanford, 181-10; 3. Jelaia Jones 161-09; 6. Rhaven Dean 155-02; 17. Justine Lee 137-02; 20. Shantel Nnaji 134-00; 23. Erin Whelan 130-07; 24. Samantha Henkel 129-07; Claire Walton Foul.