RELAYS AND HAMMER START UC RIVERSIDE SPRING CLASSIC ON FRIDAY

RELAYS AND HAMMER START UC RIVERSIDE SPRING CLASSIC ON FRIDAY

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The Sacramento State track & field teams started the two-day UC Riverside Spring Classic Invitational with five top three finishes on Friday.

The men's team of Daron Bland, Jabari Reynolds, Jose Rodriguez and Calvin Spellman finished first in the 4x200 relay after running 1:27.80. That time placed the team .49 seconds ahead of host UCR. The Hornets also had a third-place finish in the event in 1:31.08.

The women's team of Shilah Bedingfield, Mikayla Revera, Amari Jones and Brittany Patterson finished second in 1:37.52. The Hornets beat their own meet record of 1:37.94 which was set last season. However, Sacramento State came up just short of UNLV which won in 1:36.13.

Kyle Peterson took second place in the men's hammer. Peterson unleased a throw of 184-05 on his fourth attempt. In the women's competition, Jelaia Jones placed sixth, Morgan Jones was eighth and Rhaven Dean finished 10th. All three surpassed 150 feet, led by Jelaia Jones who threw 159-01.

The meet also held the 1600 sprint medley relay on Friday night. The race is comprised of back-to-back legs of 200 meters followed by a 400 and ending with an 800. The women finished second in 4:07.89. Artearra Coffey and Amari Jones ran the 200s while A'Miracle Barlett and Jasmin Correa handled the last two legs.

The men's team of Calvin Spellman, Isaiah Marable, Abraham Maldonado and Zach Blackwood also finished in second place. The team held the lead through the first three legs before crossing in 3:32.52.

WOMEN'S RESULTS
5K: 1. Hannah Branch, UVU, 17:00.43; 8. Emma Armstrong 18:33.60; 11. Blayney Dolan 19:46.42.
4x200: 1. UNLV 1:36.13; 2. Sacramento State 1:37.52.
Sprint Medley: 1. UC Riverside 4:02.91; 2. Sacramento State 4:07.89.
HAM: 1. Mackenna Howard 170-04; 6. Jelaia Jones 159-01; 8. Morgan Jones 157-00; 10. Rhaven Dean 151-00; 13. Justine Lee 136-08; 15. Erin Whelan 135-02; 19. Shantel Nnaji 130-02; 20. Samantha Henkel 129-06; 21. Claire Walton 122-00.

MEN'S RESULTS
5K: 1. Hawk Call, UVU, 14:43.24; 6. Shane Marshall 15:40.33; 8. Anthony Lemus 15:44.62; 9. Ross Walker 15:46.40.
4x200: 1. Sacramento State "A" 1:27.80; 3. Sacramento State "B" 1:31.08.
Sprint Medley: 1. UC Riverside 3:30.68; 2. Sacramento State 3:32.52.
HAM: 1. Daven Russell 192-06; 2. Kyle Peterson 184-05.