Track and field gives solid performance in two-day Husky Classic

Jessica Plasencia

Sacramento State track and field traveled to Seattle for the Husky Classic, a two-day meet on Friday and Saturday.

The Hornets’ first day concluded with mentionable successes from the women. The final day of the Husky Classic resulted in improvement in athlete performances.

“The first day everyone came with a bang and it wasn’t that great the second day,” said Richard Cooper, who competed in the men’s long jump for Sac State.

Friday’s pole vaults for the women resulted in all four competitors placing in the top 10. Sophomore Siobhan Anderson was an individual winner with 12-06.25. Molly Pearlman came in second with 12-0.50. Hayley Ann Carbullido and Anna Jensen tied for eight with 11-06.50.

Emily Johnston competed in the 5K and ended the race with a time of 17:42.02, a personal best for the sophomore.

The women also came out strong in the 200 meter dash. Dominique Whittington placed third with 24.51, a season best for the senior. Senior Caprice Powell ran 24.79, placing her in eighth. Brianna Cole finished strong with 25.60, a season best for the senior.

Women’s weight throw was successful for Erinn Jones, who placed fourth with 62-03.00.

The first day of the meet was also strong for the men, who competed in the weight throw, pole vault and 200 meter dash.

Zach Coniglio set a personal best in the weight throw with 64-01.75. Coniglio is one of the three Big Sky Conference men to get beyond 64 feet. James Kinloch came in ninth in the Sac State record book, throwing 55-03.00. This was also an individual best for Kinloch.

Men’s pole vault athlete David Bean tied for second with 15-11.75.

The second day of the Husky Classic was not as strong for the Hornets but did result in improvements from athletes.

“There was improved performance today, across the board,” said Sac State coach Kathleen Raske. “A step forward with the program.”

The final day of the meet, Whittington completed the 400 meter dash with 55.18. For the men, Evan Crayton-Crogan also came in fifth with a time of 55.18.

Kristen Robinson came in fourth in the women’s 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.56. Aric Walden place sixth for the men.

For the shot put, Jones concluded the meet with 15.34m 50-04.00.

“Erinn Jones did really nice in the shot put today,” Raske said.

Raske felt this weekend’s meet was good overall and felt the team took a step in the right direction.

Track and field will compete Monday, Feb. 16 at the Run for the Dream in Fresno.