WAGNER, DEL HOYO AMONG TOP FIVE IN MULTIS AFTER FIRST DAY OF BIG SKY CHAMPIONSHIPS

WAGNER, DEL HOYO AMONG TOP FIVE IN MULTIS AFTER FIRST DAY OF BIG SKY CHAMPIONSHIPS

MISSOULA, Mont. — Four Sacramento State student-athletes combined to record nine career bests during the first day of the heptathlon and decathlon at the Big Sky Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Wednesday.

Emilia Del Hoyo is tied for third in the heptathlon while Chloe Lindbo is 11th to pace the Hornet women. The men's team is represented by Frederick Wagner V who is fourth and Andrew Stich who is ninth in the decathlon. The two multi-events will come to a close on Thursday.

Del Hoyo scored 3,142 points over the first four of seven events in the heptathlon. The senior is trailing Montana's Erika McLeod (3,260), Idaho State's Ashley VanVleet Sturgis (3,147) and Portland State's Kristen O'Handley (3,142). Del Hoyo opened the day by running 14.30 in the 100-hurdles for the second fastest time in the event. She then cleared 5-03.75 in the high jump. The Manresa, Spain native ended the day with a pair of career highs in the shot put (36-07.00) and 200 (25.49).

Lindbo set career bests in three of the four events to total 2,779 points. She is just 166 points shy of eighth place which would allow her to score for the team in the heptathlon. Lindbo ran 15.27 in the 100-hurdles before a successful attempt at 5-01.25 to set a career best. She later had a shot put of 30-08.50 and ran the 200 in 26.01 to set PRs in both events.

Wagner will enter the final day with 3,652 points. The decathlon is currently led by Donte Robinson of Portland State who totaled 3,834 points on the first day. Montana has the next two marks with Brendan Thurber-Blaser and Josh Riley scoring 3,700 and 3,672, respectively. Wagner ran a career best 11.32 in the 100 and followed with a long jump of 22-07.00. He set his next PR with a shot put of 38-04.25 and added another by clearing 6-00.00 in the high jump. Wagner made his biggest jump up the board by running 49.55 in the 400 which was the fastest during the day and also a season best for the senior.

Stich also set a career best in the 100 with a time of 11.53. His long jump of 21-01.50 exceeded the best of his career but had a wind reading of 2.6 meters per second. He later had a shot put of 36-07.50 and set season bests with a  high jump 5-06.00 and a 400 of 52.02.

DECATHLON STANDINGS HEPTATHLON STANDINGS
1. Donte Robinson, PSU, 3834 1. Erika McLeod, UM, 3260
2. Brendan Thurber-Blaser, UM, 3700 2. Ashley VanVleet Sturgis, ISU, 3147
3. Josh Riley, UM, 3672 T3. Emilia Del Hoyo, SAC, 3142
4. Frederick Wagner V, SAC, 3652 T3. Kristen O'Handley, PSU, 3142
5. Wyatt Thompson-Siporen, MSU, 3627 5. Jansen Ziola, UM, 3079
6. Aidan Diggs, UM, 3512 6. Brianna VanVleet, ISU, 3059
7. Quintin Porterfield, EWU, 3467 7. McKenna McGrath, UNC, 2981
8. James Rodeman, ISU, 3250 8. Dominique Butler, EWU, 2955
9. Andrew Stich, SAC, 3238 9. Jaree Mane, UM, 2945
10. Aaron Pullin, EWU, 3119 10. Mackenzie Pettit, UNC, 2808
11. Race Treat, EWU, 3117 11. Chloe Lindbo, SAC, 2779
12. Parker Linhart-Wubbena, EWU, 2675 12. Aulane Mpouli, EWU, 2762
  13. Claire Harris, UNC, 2753
  14. Shayla Henderson, ISU, 2747
  15. Jentry Skidmore, SUU, 2619
  16. Margaret Nelson, EWU, 2512
  17. Rebecca Thareek, EWU, 2326
  18. Allison Davis, UNC, 1886