ISU Track and Field
Bengals Showcase Strength at Stacy Dragila Open
POCATELLO, Idaho – Idaho State track and field wrapped up a successful Stacy Dragila Open Saturday in Holt Arena.
The meet was highlighted by a new Bengal record In the men's shot put and multiple new ISU top-10 marks set.
The Bengal throwers had a very successful third meet of the year Saturday afternoon. The day started with the women's weight throw. For the third meet in a row, Destinee Rose-Haas dominated the field en route to her third win of the year. The Bengal graduate student won the event with a throw of 19.82m (65-0.5) nearly two meters past the second-place finisher.
Sarah Wilensky rounded out the top four with a throw of 16.29m (53-5.5).
The men followed with a strong performance of their own. On his fourth throw of the day Axel Tirado-Sanchez launched his weight 18.15m (59-6.75) smashing his previous personal best and moving up to fourth all-time in the ISU record book.
Sergio Jimenez picked up his third podium finish of the year, throwing a personal best 16.39m (53-9.25). Ryan Spaeth rounded out the top-five with a personal best throw of 15.16m (49-9).
One of the most exciting events of the day was the men's shot put. After improving the previous two meets, Zack Ramos brought it to a head Saturday afternoon. On his third throw of the day, the Bengal cannoned the shot 18.48m (60' 7-7.75) setting the new all-time ISU record in the event. The previous record was set in 2007 by John Danielson. Ramos' throw is just off of the Big Sky all-time top 10 list.
Ramos' mark is the only 60+ foot mark in the Big Sky this season and ranks him top-30 in the NCAA.
In his second event of the day, Tirado-Sanchez took second with a throw of 16.96 (55-7.75).
In the women's shot put, Katelyn Dickemore took third with a personal best throw of 13.55m (44-5.5).
The Bengals took three out of the top-four spots in the women's pole vault. In front of the home crowd, Elliotte Stockham put together a career day in the event. After clearing her first four heights on the first attempt, the Bengal stared down a new career best. On her second attempt at 3.97m (13-0.25), Stockham cleared the bar and secured her spot at No. 5 in the ISU record book.
The Bengals won the men's and women's high jump Saturday afternoon in Holt.
In the men's event, the Bengals battled back and forth with jumpers from Utah Valley. After a back-and-forth battle, Michael Shulikov cleared 2.15m (7-0.5) just shy of his ISU record PR and took home the win. Ethan Garrett followed in the fourth clearing 1.96m (6-5).
The Bengals cleaned up in the women's high jump. Kylee Dimick picked up her second win of the year clearing 1.68m (5-6). Kapri Sylvester followed in third with a jump of 1.58m (5-2.25).
In the jumps, Kaila Mederios took second in the long jump clearing 5.41m (17-9). Natalia Alvarez-Trujillo took second in the triple jump with a personal best jump of 11.38m (37-4).
The track events were highlighted by the women's hurdles. For the third week in a row, Kyndal Martin showed her speed. In the finals against a tough competition, Martin finished second with a new personal best time of 8.63 seconds. The time moves Martin to fourth all-time in the ISU record book. Martin came back to set personal bests in the 60m, and the 200m while also running the 4x400 for the Bengals.
In the first home meet of his career, Bengal freshman Khutsisa Rampete finished fifth in the men's 60m with a time of 6.98 seconds, tied for 10th all-time in the Idaho State record book.
The Bengals are back on the road next week in Spokane, Washington for the Washington State Invitational.