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JONES REPEATS AS SHOT PUT CHAMPION AT BIG SKY OUTDOORS

JONES REPEATS AS SHOT PUT CHAMPION AT BIG SKY OUTDOORS

MISSOULA, Mont. — Jelaia Jones finished first in the shot put to lead a trio of all-Big Sky recipients and Shilah Bedingfield set the conference record in the 200 during the third day of the 2019 Big Sky Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday at Montana.

The Hornet women sit in fourth place through seven of the 21 events. Eastern Washington enjoyed a sweep of the top three spots in the pole vault to total 42 points. The Eagles are followed by Idaho State (37) and host Montana (31) in the top three. Sacramento State is closely trailed by Idaho and Northern Arizona which are both just one point behind the Hornets and Southern Utah and Montana State which are two points back.

Northern Arizona has opened up a sizable lead in the men's competition. The Lumberjacks totaled 50 points and lead Montana by 13. Sacramento State heads into the final day in sixth place with 27 points.

WOMEN'S TRACK HIGHLIGHTS

Bedingfield produced two performances which blew away the rest of her competition in the races. She started the day by winning her head in the 400 with ease with a time of 54.74. The sophomore let up down the stretch but still managed to record the second fastest time during the day. Bedingfield returned for the 200 and cruised to a time of 23.16 which broke her own conference record of 23.36 which was set two weeks ago at the Causeway Classic Dual. Her time left her .65 seconds ahead of Northern Arizona's Jasmine Malone for the fastest in the event.


Mikayla Revera also advanced to the finals in both events. She started with a time of 55.73 in the 400 and set her PR in the 200 in 24.41.

Senior Amy Quinones also punched her ticket to the finals of two events. Quinones claimed the final spots in both the 1500 and 800. She ran 4:37.78 in the 1500, which was the first race of the day, and later crossed in 2:14.89 in the 800.

Emilia Del Hoyo was the only member of the team to make it to the finals of the 100-hurdles. Del Hoyo ran 14.19 to rank seventh in the qualifying rounds. Cassidy Zurn nearly joined her by running 14.25 which placed her ninth and left her .06 seconds off the final qualifying time.

Sacramento State had a similar situation in the 400-hurdles. Zurn easily moved on after running 1:00.33 for the third-fastest time during the day. Like Zurn in the 100H, Artearra Coffey was left out of the finals by a fraction of a section as her time of 1:03.44 was only .03 seconds away from earning a spot in Saturday's race.

Brittany Patterson and Meaghan Rogers both claimed spots in the finals of the 100. Patterson set a PR with a time of 11.83 to rank second in the field, trailing only Emily Morgan's wind-aided mark of 11.51. Rogers ran 12.09 to claim the last qualifying bid.

MEN'S TRACK HIGHLIGHTS

Jabari Reynolds and Clinton Spellman each worked their way into the finals of the 200. Reynolds ran a wind-aided 21.48 to record the sixth-fastest time of the day. Spellman set his personal best in 21.56 behind a legal wind of 1.8 meters per second. That time left him eighth in the field.

Jose Rodriguez set the other PR for the men's team by running 48.86 in he 400.

WOMEN'S FIELD HIGHLIGHTS

The first outdoor champion for Sacramento State came in the women's shot put where Jelaia Jones won the event for the second year in a row. Jones took the lead during the first round with an initial put of 47-00.75. She increased her distance to 47-08.00 on her second throw and then peaked witha long of 49-05.75 to win the event. by 15 inches.

Jones was joined on the podium by Morgan Jones who finished third with a career best of 47-09.25. That mark was 15.25 inches beyond her previous career best and moved her into a tie for fifth place in program history. Shantel Nnaji also set a PR in the event at 43-09.25 to finish in ninth place, just missing scoring for the  team.

Tessa Davis added two points to the team total by finishing in a three-way tie for sixth place in the pole vault. Davis was successful on her first attempt at the opening three heights, ending with a best of 11-10.75.

The final points of the night came from Brittany Patterson in the long jump. The sophomore finished in fourth place with a long of 19-07.00. That distance came on her first attempt and gave her the lead through the first round. Patterson, however, relinquished the lead after fouling on her next three, and four of her last five, jumps.

MEN'S FIELD HIGHLIGHTS

Kyle Peterson started the day with a second-place finish in the men's hammer. Peterson threw 186-04 on his first attempt before fouling on his next two tries. That mark advanced him to the finals where he progressed with throws of 189-05, 194-08 and ending at 195-01. The senior's best was his longest in the event since throwing 196-03 in the Aggie Open which began the outdoor season on March 8.

Peterson added two more points with a seventh-place showing in the discus. His best attempt in the event of 163-08 came on his first throw.

Jevin Kitchen scored for the team by finishing sixth in the high jump with a best of 6-06.00.

Ryan Tennant and Daron Bland each scored in the long jump. Tennant jumped 24-00.75 on his fifth attempt to finish in fifth place. Bland was sixth with an identical distance on his third jump. Both set PRs in the long jump. Tegbir Jhutty also recorded the long jump of his career at 22-06.25 which left him in 10th place.

WOMEN'S STANDINGS     MEN'S STANDINGS  
1. Eastern Washington 42   1. Northern Arizona 50
2. Idaho State 37   2. Montana 37
3. Montana 31   3. Southern Utah 34.33
4. SACRAMENTO STATE 28   4. Idaho State 28
T5. Idaho 27   5. Weber State 27.33
T5. Northern Arizona 27   6. SACRAMENTO STATE 27
T7. Southern Utah 25   7. Montana State 26
T7. Montana State 25   8. Idaho 21
9. Portland State 16   9. Eastern Washington 20
10. Weber State 9   10. Portland State 2.33
11. Northern Colorado 6      



Men's Results
100 (Qual): 1. Treyshon Malone, ISU, 10.36; 9. Clinton Spellman 10.71; 10. Daron Bland 10.93.
200 (Qual): 1. Treyshon Malones, ISU, 21.06; 6. Jabari Reynolds 21.48; 8. Clinton Spellman 21.56; 12. Jose Rodriguez 21.76.
400 (Qual): 1. Kaizer GIllispie, UI, 47.37; 15. Jabari Reynolds 48.82; 16. Jose Rodriguez 48.86.
800 (Qual): 1. George Espino, SUU, 1:51.33; 11. Abraham Maldonado 1:53.19; 18. Elijah Changco 1:55.52; 24. Zach Blackwood 1:59.15.
1500 (Qual): 1Q. Kasey Knevelbaard, SUU, 3:48.22.
110H (Qual): 1Q. Devon Montgomery, SUU, 14.18.
400H (Qual): 1. Drake Schneider, MSU, 51.79.
STPL: 1. Duncan Hamilton, MSU, 9:10.17.
10K: 1. Aidan Reed, SUU, 29:53.47.
HJ: 1. Frank Harris, SUU, 6-09.50; 6. Jevin Kitchen 6-06.00; Daron Bland NH.
LJ: 1. Keshun McGee, EWU, 25-04.50; 5. Ryan Tennant 24-00.75; 6. Daron Bland 24-00.75; 10. Tegbir Jhutty 22-06.25; 14. Adrienne Jackson 22-03.00.
DIS: 1. Nathan Dunivan, WSU, 186-03; 7. Kyle Peterson 163-08.
HAM: 1. Nathan Dunnivan, WSU, 198-09; 2. Kyle Peterson 195-01.

Women's Results
100 (Qual): 1. Emily Morgan, WSU, 11.51; 2Q. Brittany Patterson 11.83; 8Q. Meaghan Rogers 12.09; 11. Amari Jones 12.25.
200 (Qual): 1. Shilah Bedingfield, SAC, 23.16; 6Q. Mikayla Revera 24.41; 13. Amari Jones 25.12.
400 (Qual): 1. Jasmine Malone, NAU, 54.47; 2Q. Shilah Bedingfield 54.74; 4Q. Mikayla Revera 55.73.
800 (Qual): 1. Maggie Carruth, NAU, 2:11.04; 8Q. Amy Quinones 2:14.89.
1500 (Qual): 1Q. Sharlie DImick, SUU, 4:35.48; 8Q. Amy Quinones 4:37.78; 13. Cagnei Duncan 4:42.75
100H (Qual): 1. Tawnie Moore, WSU, 13.30; 7Q. Emilia Del Hoyo 14.19; 9. Cassidy Zurn 14.25; 13. Artearra Coffey 14.47; 21. Chloe Lindbo 15.08.
400H (Qual): 1. Kate Sorensen, WSU, 58.81; 3. Cassidy Zurn 1:00.33; 9. Artearra Coffey 1:03.44
STPL: 1. Sarah Medved, PSU, 10:36.36.
10K: 1. Angie Nickerson, SUU, 36:03.29.
PV: 1. Samantha Raines, EWU, 13-04.25; T6. Tessa Davis 11-10.75.
LJ: 1. Henrike Fledler, UI, 20-04.25; 4. Brittany Patterson 19-07.00; 15. Emilia Del Hoyo 18-02.25.
SP: 1. Jelaia Jones, SAC, 49-05.75; 3. Morgan Jones 47-09.25; 9. Shantel Nnaji 43-09.75; 16. Claire Walton 41-07.25; 19. Rhaven Dean 41-03.25.
JAV: 1. Madison Doepker, EWU, 154-08.