Sacramento State track and field traveled to Berkeley, California and competed in the two-day Brutus Hamilton Open on April 24 and 25.
“This weekend was really about kind of doing some fine tuning and doing some more lesson learning,” said Sac State coach Kathleen Raske.
The meet resulted in success, with 34 athletes finishing in the top five on the first day and seven on the final day.
“We were able to have a handful of really good performances,” Raske said. “We had some good performances by our two throwers, Zach and Erinn, they both had really nice performances. James Kinloch had a great hammer. He had a big PR [personal record] in the hammer. We had some good 800-meters by our women.”
In the women’s and men’s 200-meter dash, there were top five marks by Kassandra Corrigan, who placed third with 25.48 seconds and Michael Turner, who was second with 21.88.
In the 400-meter dash Joy Weems placed fourth with 57.21.
The 800-meter run had great performance by Ashley Kittle who came in second with 2:13.41 and Adam Huhyn, for the men, who came in third with a 1:56.63.
In the 400-meter hurdles Carly Schulz came in fifth with one minute and 04.88 seconds. On the men’s side, second place went to Austin Tinsley with 54.39.
Tinsley also did well in the 110-meter hurdles, coming in fourth with 15.09.
The high jump was a success for Candice Dominguez, who tied fourth with 5 feet, 5 inches. Alec Acevedo tied third for the men with 6-0 3/4.
Acevedo came in third in the long jump and fellow athlete Cory Barger placed fourth. On the women’s side Nala Payton came in fourth with 17-9 3/4.
The women had strong performances in the pole vault. Danielle Brandon and Molly Pearlman tied first place with 12 feet, 1 1/2 inches. Hayley Ann Carbullido tied for third with 11, 7.75, and Anna Jensen placed fifth with 11-1 3/4.
Brianna Cole came in second in the triple jump with 37-1 1/4. Julian Young was third with 43-1 3/4.
The Hornets did well in shot put. For the women, Markita Hinton placed second, Tyhanna Cooper came in third and Breeann Braucher finished fourth. On the men’s side, Richard Casas came in third.
The top five finishers in discus for the women were Erinn Jones in second, Kathleen Durand in third, Hinton in fourth and Elaine Weaver in fifth. The men also did well as James Kinloch took the win, Zach Coniglio was third, Matthew Sepulveda placed fourth and Richard Casas finished in fifth.
On day two of the meet, Corrigan finished third in women’s long jump with 18-0 1/2.
Second place in women’s pole vault went to Siobhan Anderson with 11-11 3/4.
For the men, Coniglio won shot put on the final day with 58-11 1/2 and Max Jette came in fifth in men’s high jump with 6-0 3/4.
Sac State track and field will compete next on Friday, May 1 at the Causeway Classic Meet in Davis, California.
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