Sacramento State track and field hosted the Mondo Mid-Major Challenge at Hornet Stadium for the team’s second home meet on Saturday, April 4.
Student-athletes from Sac State, Cal State Northridge, Fresno State, North Dakota State, Utah State and Wichita State competed in the Mondo Mid-Major Challenge.
“I think we all did really good,” said Dominique Whittington, who competed in the 400×100 relay, 400-meter, 200-meter and the 400×400 relay. “Everybody literally did smoking. There was so many personal records and season bests … I am so proud of my team.”
In the scored meet, the men came in first with a score of 204.50 points and the women came in fourth with 116.33 points. The teams competed in a total of 18 events.
“I think we had a really good day, especially on my men’s side,” said coach Kathleen Raske. “The men won the team championship. My men’s team performed really well, so I was really excited that we were able to win at home. In think our women [had] a really tight meet on the women’s side.”
The meet began with hammer throw. Sac State senior Erinn Jones placed fifth with the women’s hammer throw. Jones threw 55.05 meters. Sophomore Tyhana Cooper came in ninth with a 51.26 meter throw. Elaine Weaver and Durand Kathleen came in fifteenth and twentieth place, respectively. Weaver threw 47.01 meters and Durand threw 41.9.
The men finished strong in the hammer throw. Senior Zach Coniglio threw 57.63 meters, earning him fourth place. James Kinloch was in sixth with a 51.10 meter throw and Matthew Sepulveda was in eighth with a 52.16 meter throw.
Coniglio earned first place in shot put with 18.09 meters. Richard Casas came in fifth and did well with a 16.24 meter throw.
In the women’s shot put Sac State also took the win. Senior Erinn Jones had a shot put of 15.01 meters. Jones took first place for the women, Breeann Braucher came in twelfth place with 13.20 meters and Cooper was in 13th with 13.19 meters.
Senior Garrett Jacobs competed in the men’s javelin and finished seventh with 57.62 meters. For the women Elizabeth Venzon came in 10th with 34.12 meters. Junior Nichole Pappelis and freshman Lauren Kinloch came in 13th and 16th, respectively.
In the 1,500-meter run for the women Teresa Mallory ran 4 minutes and 35.39 seconds, placing in second. In fifth place was junior Lizette Gonzalez with 4:43.49 and in ninth was Veronica Stinnett with a run of 4:47.97.
Reesey Byers came in third for the men in the 1,500-meter with a time of 3:54.73. Fifth place went to Edwardo Vasquez with a time of 3:57.07. Andrew Azevedo ran 3:58.38 and came in seventh. Junior Jacob Huston ran 4:02.30 and came in 11th.
For the men’s 110-meter hurdles the Hornets took first place. Junior Aric Walden got 14.52 in the hurdles and he came in first. Casey Wheeler was in sixth, Colin Paarmann in seventh and Acevedo came in ninth.
In the women’s 400-meter dash Whittington came in first place with 53.71. Brianna Cole was in eighth and Adria Revell in 13th.
“I think I did ok. They [the events] were season openers besides the relays,” said Whittington in regards to her personal performance.
Freshman Kyle Orloff came in second place in the men’s 400-meter dash with a time of 47.64. Ostarentin Ogbeide was in sixth and Acevedo came in ninth.
“There was a lot of things I had to work on from when we came back from San Diego and I just put it all together today. it came out great,” said Ogbeide about his performance during the meet.
For the men’s 100-meter, Eric Adorno was first place with 10.60. Senior Caprice Powell came in second in women 100-meter dash, she ran 11.53. Marki Middleton finished the 100-meter in seventh.
Powell in the 200-meter dash also placed second with 23.90. Whittington was in third place, Middleton in 10th.
Adorno won the men’s 200-meter and ran 21.67. Michael Turner came in fourth with 22.19, Niederer came in sixth and Bryan Cuellar came in 10th.
“I thought our teams performed really well and it is always great to be at home, so I was pretty happy with the day’s efforts.” Raske said.
Sac State track and field will compete next at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California on April 16 and 17.
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