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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Aggie Digest

If baseball is a game of inches, track and field is one of seconds.

Sacramento State sneaked past the UC Davis men’s team at the Causeway Classic Duals by less than a second in the 4×400-meter relay that wrapped up Friday night’s event at Woody Wilson Track.

The Aggie men trailed through their first 11 events, but rallied to tie the score at 81-81 with wins in the triple jump, high jump, 3,000 and discus. When the final relay event came, the score was still tied 92-92.

Sac State went on to win the race and men’s competition with a time of 3:12.24 to UC Davis’ 3:13.22.

Junior Jah Bennett highlighted the Aggie men’s individual events by winning the high jump with a season-best 6-10.75, earning him NCAA regional qualification. Freshman Jonathan Peterson and junior Matt Swarbrick also added a pair of wins for the Aggie men.

Peterson won the 1,500 with a time of 3:50.37 to jump from No. 4 to No. 2 on the program’s all-time performer’s list and drop teammate K.C. Cody from fifth to sixth. The Aggie men split 18 events in all with the Hornets.

On the women’s side, Aggie junior Nicole Theus broke her own school record in the 100 with an 11.86, but Hornets still defeated the Aggies, 110-82.

Junior Sirena Williams nearly went for the three-peat after breaking her own school record in the 100 hurdles in back-to-back weeks. The Fresno, Calif. native took the event with a 13.80, the fastest time ever by a female Aggie.

Due to unavailable wind readings, however, her previous record of 13.96 at the Woody Wilson Classic will remain as the school mark.

The UC Davis women had six overall event wins including ones by senior Kim Conley in the 1,500 (4:26.42), junior Kaitlin Gregg in the 3,000 (9:49.70) and freshman Ashley Hearn in the discus (140-3) and 4×100 relay (46.36).

The Aggies will be back in action Saturdayat the Modesto Relays

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