Track and field continues to improve in its second meet of the season

Jessica Plasencia

Sacramento State’s track and field team finished strong at the Jack Johnson Classic in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The first day of the meet ended with two wins.

Friday, freshman Richard Cooper took first place in the men’s long jump and senior Caprice Powell won the women’s 200-meter dash. Saturday, the final day of the meet, was also met with records by Powell and Paul Lyons.

“I felt we did really good, people went above,” Cooper said.

For women’s indoor pentathlon Kassandra Corrigian, a junior, finished third in the finals with a total score of 3670. Corrigian finished fifth in the 60-meter hurdle, fourth in the high jump, ninth in shot put and fifth in the 800-meter run.

Sophomore Alec Acevedo took sixth place in the men’s heptathlon. Acevedo’s final score was 4977.

Emily Johnston was quick taking fifth in the women’s 5000-meter run with a time of 17:55.3.

Powell won the women’s 200-meter dash with a time of 24.72. Dominique Whittington clocked a 25.10, while taking fifth place in the 200-meter dash.

Kyle Orloff placed fifth in the men’s 200-meter dash running at 22.50. Junior Osaretin Ogbeide ran 22.68 in the 200-meter dash, placing eighth.

Cooper who took first place in the men’s long jump, with 7.07m. He said the highlight of Friday’s meet was winning the long jump and watching his fellow teammate Powell win her 200-meter dash.

Saturday, Alec Acecedo placed sixth in the men’s heptathlon with 4977 points.

Lyons placed third in the 60-meter hurdles with 7.88. Junior Aric Walden in the 60-meter hurdle came out seventh with 8.32.

Sophomore Kristen Robinson was fourth in the 60-meter hurdles with 8.68.

Powell competed in the 60-meter dash placing fourth with 7.56. For the men’s 60-meter dash Eric Ardono was ninth with 7.02.

Sac State’s track and field had a strong second meet and will be competing next for the Husky Classic in Seattle on Feb. 13-14.