TRACK & FIELD SENDS FIVE TO SEATTLE FOR UW MULTI
Mariah Rogers finished fifth at last season's Big Sky Championships in the heptathlon.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A pared down Sacramento State track & field team will return to the Pacific Northwest this weekend for the UW Invitational in Seattle. The Hornets will be represented by five student-athletes who will all be competing in multi events beginning on Friday.
The women's squad will feature seniors Baiba Celma and Moira Robinson, sophomore Mariah Rogers and freshman Zarria McKearney in the pentathlon. Jesse Elvrom will be the lone Sacramento State male competing in the heptathlon.
Robinson returns to the multi for the first time since 2008. That season, she set the then-school record with 3,603 points. Celma is also a multi veteran competing in the pentathlon/heptathlon each season.
Last year, Rogers finished fifth in the heptathlon at the Big Sky Outdoor Championships. Her tittle of 4,833 points ranks fourth in school history. The San Jose, Calif., native redshirted during the indoor season, making this weekend's meet her first pentathlon.
McKearney is a true freshman from Victoria, British Columbia who will be making her multi debut. As a senior in high school, she was the Vancouver Island champion in the 100-hurdles, high jump and long jump.
Despite being a junior, Elvrom will also be competing in his first multi. A native of Roy, Wash., Elvom has competed in the javelin in his previous seasons. Last week at Boise State, Elvrom participated in the 60, 60-hurdles, long jump and high jump.
The rest of the team will get the weekend off from competition before traveling to Texas Tech for a Feb. 4 meet.