MISSOULA, Mont. — Emilia Del Hoyo finished third in the heptathlon and Frederick Wagner V and Andrew Stich were fifth and sixth in the decathlon, respectively, as the trio each scored for Sacramento State during the second day of the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday.
Del Hoyo set a career high with 5,062 points in the heptathlon and moved into sixth place in Sacramento State history. Her total left her just 363 points behind Montana's Erika McLeod for the individual title. Ashley VanVleet Sturgis and Brianna VanVleet of Idaho State were second and third with the latter edging Del Hoyo in the final event to take third place. Del Hoyo started the day with a long jump of 18-05.25 which was the third longest in the competition. She added a javelin throw of 94-08 before running the 800 in 2:27.08 to wrap up the seven events.
Chloe Lindbo also competed in the heptathlon where she totaled a career best 4,530 points to place 10th. Lindbo's marks on Thursday were comprised of a long jump of 15-06.00, a javelin throw of 100-08 and an 800 in 2:23.53.
In the decathlon, Wagner improved on his eighth-place standing in the Hornet record book with a career best of 6,503 points. He opened by running the 110-hurdles in 17.15 seconds and then had a discus throw of 110-01. Wagner's best event of the day was the 1500 where he ranked third with a time of 4:42.30. He also had a javelin throw of 144-02 and cleared 12-02.50 in the pole vault.
Stich scored 5,917 points over the two days of the decathlon. Stich ran 18.53 in the 110-hurdles, had a discus throw of 111-04 and ran the 1500 in 5:03.19. He threw 144-02 in the javelin before closing the competition with a career best of 12-02.50 in the pole vault.
Montana built a sizable lead in the men's team standings as the Griz had three of the top four decathletes and scored 21 points. Montana State ranks second with eight points while the Hornets are third with seven. In the women's team standings, Montana has a one-point lead over Idaho State, 15-14. Sacramento State is third with five while Portland State has fourth.
The main program of the meet will begin on Friday with the men's hammer throw at 8 a.m. PT. The day will conclude with the men's 10K at 5:05 p.m. PT. The final day of the meet will be held on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. PT. A live video stream can be found at Pluto.TV or selecting the link on Hornetsports.com.
|DECATHLON STANDINGS||HEPTATHLON STANDINGS|
|1. Brendan Thurber-Blaser, UM, 7154||1. Erika McLeod, UM, 5425|
|2. Wyatt Thompson-Siporen, MSU, 7132||2. Ashley VanVleet Sturgis, ISU, 5261|
|3. Aidan Diggs, UM, 6790||3. Brianna VanVleet, ISU, 5077|
|4. Josh Riley, UM, 6764||4. Emilia Del Hoyo, SAC, 5062|
|5. Frederick Wagner V, SAC, 6503||5. Kristen O'Handley, PSU, 5029|
|6. Andrew Stich, SAC, 5917||6. Jansen Ziola, UM, 5027|
|7. Quintin Porterfield, EWU, 5703||7. Jaree Mane, UM, 4844|
|8. James Rodeman, ISU, 5584||8. Dominique Butler, EWU, 4675|
|9. Parker Linhart-Wubbena, EWU, 5286||9. Shayla Henderson, ISU, 4656|
|10. Aaron Pullin, EWU, 5268||10. Chloe Lindbo, SAC, 4530|
|DNF. Donte Robinson, PSU||11. Aulane Mpouli, EWU, 4429|
|DNF. Race Treat, EWU||12 Margaret Nelson, EWU, 4423|
|13. Mackenzie Pettit, UNC, 4422|
|14. Rebecca Thareek, EWU, 3983|
|DNF. Jentry Skidmore, SUU|
|DNF. Allison Davis, UNC|
|DNF. McKenna McGrath, UNC|
|DNF. Claire Harris, UNC|