OGDEN, Utah — Evan Stork finished first in the men's hammer and was one of six all-Big Sky performances by Sacramento State student-athletes during the final day of the Big Sky Outdoor Championships on Saturday at Weber State.
The Hornet women finished the meet in eighth place with 51 total points while the men were ninth with 28. Northern Arizona swept both team titles scoring 201 in the women's competition and 168 in the men's. Host Weber State was second in the women's standings with 142 points while Montana State (78) edged Idaho State (74) for third. Montana State scored 122 points to finish second in the men's standings with Idaho (106) and Weber State (105) rounding out the top four.
Stork claimed his title in the first event of the day. After a foul on his first attempt, he threw 186-08 on his second try before crossing over 200 feet with a throw of 206-06 on his third attempt to take the lead into the finals. Stork increased his distance by one inch on his fourth try and then had a throw of 203-07. Still in the lead heading into the final round, he uncorked a throw of 212-10 to win the meet by 6-feet, 5-inches. Stork's throw surpassed his previous long of 210-06 and broke Geoff Fong's school record of 212-06 which was set in 2005.
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LaTrouchka Duke recorded a pair of second place finishes in the 100 and 200 and was part of the team's 4x100 relay to account for 20 points. Duke ran 12.04 into a headwind of 1.2 meters per second in the 100. That time left her .24 seconds behind Weber State's Emily Morgan-King and .01 seconds ahead of Southern Utah's Sinclair Watson who was third. In the 200, Duke ran a wind-aided 23.84 to again finish behind Morgan-King (23.46).
Duke ran the second leg on the 4x100 relay where she was joined by Meaghan Rogers, Kameryn Brown and Mikayla Revera. The team ran 46.60 to place fifth.
Revera scored for the team in four events, placing third in the 400, fifth in the 200 and as part of the 4x100 and 4x400 teams. Revera earned all-conference honors in the 400 with a season best time of 54.91 which was nearly a second faster than her previous low of 55.81. She returned to run 22.52 in the 200 and anchored the 4x100 and 4x400 relays which finished fifth and fourth, respectively.
Freshman Sarah Collier completed the individual all-conference honorees as she placed third in the 800. Collier was less than a half second behind the winning time of 2:09.77 and nearly took second where she was .01 seconds back.
The men's 4x100 relay team of DeVonn Johnson, Alec Foster, Elijah Dotson and Patrick Dean finished third to earn all-conference. The group's time of 41.32 easily surpassed its previous season best of 41.67.
Foster also was fourth in the 400 and seventh in the 200 to score points in both events. His 400 time of 47.12 was a personal best and moved him into fifth place in school history. It was also the fastest time run by a Hornet since Mike Kenyon set the school record of 46.22 in 1999.
John Maka placed fifth in the men's discus and also moved into eighth place in school history. Maka had a best of 167-05 on his fourth attempt which was over 6-feet beyond his previous career best of 161-04.
Alexia Croffet was sixth in the triple jump to account for the final scorer for the women's team. Croffet jumped 39-05.00 on her final attempt.
Select Sacramento State student-athletes will now await to see who will advance to the NCAA West Preliminary in College Station, Texas on May 27-29.
Women's Team Standings
1. Northern Arizona - 201
2. Weber State - 142
3. Montana State 78
4. Idaho State - 74
5. Idaho - 63
6. Southern Utah - 61
7. Montana - 58
8. Sacramento State - 51
9. Northern Colorado - 47
10. Eastern Washington - 42
11. Portland State - 2
Men's Team Standings
1. Northern Arizona - 168
2. Montana State - 122
3. Idaho - 106
4. Weber State - 105
5. Eastern Washington - 96
6. Montana - 68
7. Southern Utah - 51
8. Idaho Sate - 48
9. Sacramento State - 28
9. Northern Colorado - 20
10. Portland State - 2
100: 2. LaTrouchka Duke 12.04.
200: 2. LaTrouchka Duke 23.84; 5. Mikayla Revera 24.52.
400: 3. Mikayla Revera 54.91.
800: 3. Sarah Collier 2:10.22.
5K: 23. Cagnei Duncan 18:52.63.
4x100: 5. Sacramento State 46.60.
4x400: 4. Sacramento State 3:49.43.
TJ: 6. Alexia Croffet 39-05.00.
SP: 14. Abby Meder 42-07.00; 17. Shantel Nnaji 42-00.00; 22. Claire March 39-06.50.
200: 7. Alec Foster 21.64.
400: 4. Alec Foster 47.12.
4x100: 3. Sacramento State 3:41.32.
TJ: 8, John Gibbs 46-08.25; 10. Jaren Johnson 44-09.00.
DIS: 5. John Maka 167-05.
HAM: 1. Evan Stork 212-10.