WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD WINS BIG SKY OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP

WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD WINS BIG SKY OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Sacramento State women's track and field team finished first in six events and claimed its eighth Big Sky Conference outdoor track and field championship in the last 12 years on Saturday at Montana. The Hornets had victories in the 4x100, 200, 400, 4x400, discus and triple jump during the final day en route to scoring 144 points. Weber State was second with 116. The title is the first for Sacramento State since 2015 and completed a sweep of the Big Sky Indoor and Outdoor team titles this season.

The Hornet men scored 38 points to finish in 10th place.

Sophomore Shilah Bedingfield played a large role in the success of the women's team. Bedingfield was part of the 4x100 relay team which also included Mikayla Revera, Amari Jones and Brittany Patterson which finished first in 45.42. She also became the first Sacramento State athlete to claim the 200 and 400 titles at the conference meet. Bedingfield ran 23.74 in the 200 and set the school record in the 400 in 53.02. Her time bettered the mark of 53.50 which she had shared with Dominique Whittington.

The first win the field events during Saturday's competition came from freshman Shantel Nnaji who won the discus. Nnaji threw 163-11 on her first attempt of the day and that distance ended up being the best in the meet and was the third-longest in program history. Nnaji accounted for the two longest throws in the event as her third attempt travelled 159-00 which would still place her above the second-place mark of 157-10.

Patterson and Nashedah Mu'Min secured the victory as the two combined for 15 points in the triple jump. Patterson won the title with a long of 40-06.25 on her sixth jump. She finished first by nine inches and remained the only woman in the conference to go over 40 feet this season. Mu'Min held the lead after the first round with a leap of 39-00.50. She improved to 39-01.00 on her second try but fouled on her final four attempts in trying to surpass Patterson.

The exclamation point came in the 4x400 as Cassidy Zurn, Bedingfield, Jasmin Correa and Mikayla Revera won the by over three seconds and set the facility record in 3:41.42. That time is the best for the Hornets this season and ranked fourth in school history.

Sacramento State also picked up key points from Jelaia Jones in the hammer and discus. Jones, who was the champion in the shot put on Friday, was fourth in the hammer (175-04) and fifth in the discus with a career best of 147-02.

The team also had a pair of scorers in the high jump with freshman Jade Cany setting a PR and tying for fifth in Hornet history with a successful attempt at 5-08.50. Shelby Dozier was seventh at 5-07.25.

On the track, Mikayla Revera was third in the 200 and fourth in the 400 while also being a part of the 4x100 relay team. Revera ran 24.70 in the 200 and set a career best of 54.42 which moved her into fourth place in the school record book.

Cassidy Zurn and Patterson each had second place finishes to add eight points to the team total. Zurn recorded the fourth-fastest 400-hurdles time by crossing in 59.27 which was significantly faster than her previous best of 59.52. Patterson ran 11.96 in the 100 and finished just .12 seconds behind the top time.

Amy Quinones added eighth place showings in the 800 and 1500. The senior had times of 2:17.29 and 4:36.14 in her final meet with the team.

Emilia Del Hoyo scored in the 100-hurdles after finishing sixth with a career best of 14.03. The senior, who also scored in the heptathlon, scored points for the team at every Big Sky indoor and outdoor championship in which she competed during her career.

The final individual points for the women came from Meaghan Rogers who was sixth in the 100 in 12.34 seconds.

The Hornet men had two scorers in the 200. Jabari Reynolds and Clinton Spellman each ran into a strong head wind of -2.5 meters per second but managed to finish fifth and sixth, respectively. Reynolds had a time of 21.84 while Spellman finished in 21.94.

The season will continue for selected members of the team who will compete at the NCAA West Preliminary at Hornet Stadium on May 23-25.

WOMEN'S TEAM SCORES            MEN'S TEAM SCORES  
1. SACRAMENTO STATE 144   1. Southern Utah 135.33
2. Weber State 116   2. Northern Arizona 134
3. Southern Utah 115   3. Montana 96
4. Montana 88   4. Idaho State 92
5. Montana State 70   5. Idaho 81
6. Northern Arizona 65   6. Eastern Washington 66
7. Eastern Washington 61   7. Montana State 64.5
8. Idaho State 57   8. Weber State 49.33
9. Idaho 45   9. Northern Colorado 48.5
10. Northern Colorado 36   10. SACRAMENTO STATE 38
11. Portland State 21   11. Portland State 8.33


Women's Results
100 : 1. Emily Morgan, WSU, 11.84; 2. Brittany Patterson 11.96; 6. Meaghan Rogers 12.34; 11. Amari Jones 12.25.
200: 1. Shilah Bedingfield, SAC, 23.74; 3. Mikayla Revera 24.70; 13. Amari Jones 25.12.
400: 1. Shilah Bedingfield 53.02; 4. Mikayla Revera 54.42.
800: 1. Linnea Saltz, SUU, 2:07.63; 8. Amy Quinones 2:17.29.
1500: 1. Sharlie DImick, SUU, 4:26.42; 8. Amy Quinones 4:36.14; 13. Cagnei Duncan 4:42.75
100H: 1. Tawnie Moore, WSU, 13.11; 6. Emilia Del Hoyo 14.03; 9. Cassidy Zurn 14.25; 13. Artearra Coffey 14.47; 21. Chloe Lindbo 15.08.
400H: 1. Kate Sorensen, WSU, 58.43; 2. Cassidy Zurn 59.27; 9. Artearra Coffey 1:03.44
STPL: 1. Sarah Medved, PSU, 10:36.36.
5K: 1. Angie Nickerson, SUU, 16:38.08; 15. Cagnei Duncan 17:47.09.
10K: 1. Angie Nickerson, SUU, 36:03.29.
PV: 1. Samantha Raines, EWU, 13-04.25; T6. Tessa Davis 11-10.75.
HJ: 1. Lindsey Johnson, WSU, 5-10.75; 4. Jade Cany 5-08.50; 7. Shelby Dozier 5-07.25.
LJ: 1. Henrike Fledler, UI, 20-04.25; 4. Brittany Patterson 19-07.00; 15. Emilia Del Hoyo 18-02.25.
TJ: 1. Brittany Patterson, SAC, 40-06.25; 4. Nashedah Mu'Min 39-01.00; 10. Emilia Del Hoyo 38-04.25.
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.
DIS: 1. Shantel Nnaji 163-11; 5. Jelaia Jones 147-02.
HAM: 1. Hana Felizer, UM, 209-10; 4. Jelaia Jones 175-04; 13. Rhaven Dean 160-08; 15. Morgan Jones 157-07; 23. Claire Walton 133-06.
JAV: 1. Madison Doepker, EWU, 154-08.
4x100: 1. Sacramento State 45.42.
4x400: 1. Sacramento State 3:41.42.

Men's Results
100: 1. Treyshon Malone, ISU, 10.40; 9. Clinton Spellman 10.71; 10. Daron Bland 10.93.
200: 1. Treyshon Malones, ISU, 21.18; 5. Jabari Reynolds 21.84; 6. Clinton Spellman 21.63; 12. Jose Rodriguez 21.76.
400: 1. Justin Lewis, SUU, 46.55; 15. Jabari Reynolds 48.82; 16. Jose Rodriguez 48.86.
800: 1. George Espino, SUU, 1:49.94; 11. Abraham Maldonado 1:53.19; 18. Elijah Changco 1:55.52; 24. Zach Blackwood 1:59.15.
1500: 1. Geordie Beamish, NAU, 3:44.37.
110H: 1. Devon Montgomery, SUU, 14.15.
400H: 1. Drake Schneider, MSU, 51.27.
STPL: 1. Duncan Hamilton, MSU, 9:10.17.
5K: 1. Tyler Day, NAU, 14:43.86.
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.
PV: 1. Larry Still, EWU, 16-05.50; 11. Quan Phun 14-08.00.
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.
TJ: 1. Keshun McGee, EWU, 50-11.00; 9. Tegbir Jhutty 46-07.50; 10. Adrienne Jackson 46-04.00; 12. Ryan Tennant 45-08.50; 14. Daron Bland 45-03.75.
SP: 1. Parker Joens, NAU, 61-05.75; 10. Kyle Peterson 52-07.50.
DIS: 1. Nathan Dunivan, WSU, 186-03; 7. Kyle Peterson 163-08.
HAM: 1. Nathan Dunnivan, WSU, 198-09; 2. Kyle Peterson 195-01.
JAV: 1. Skyler Porcaro, SUU, 234-09.
4x100: 1. Northern Colorado 40.46; 8. Sacramento State 42.01.
4x400: 1. Montana 3:09.69; 6. Sacramento State 3:14.62.