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Track and Field 3/24/2023 9:29:00 PM Jonathan Match, ISU Media Relations
Track and Field 3/24/2023 9:29:00 PM Jonathan Match, ISU Media Relations

Bengals Open 2023 Outdoor Season with Pair of Wins

POCATELLO, Idaho – The Idaho State track and field team is bringing home a pair of first-place finishes in the multi-events from the Klein/Mwaba Multis in Santa Barbara, Calif.

After leading the event heading into the break, Kylee Dimick came back in force for day two setting new personal records in every one of her events.

The day started with a 3rd place-finish long jump of 5.20m (17' 0.75"). She followed it up with a personal best throw of 36.13m (118' 6") in the Javelin.

Heading into the final event of the day, the margin for first place was slim and it came down to the 800m. Turning on the burners, Dimick ran the best 800m of her career in 2:25.36, finishing second and locking down the victory in the heptathlon.

This is the first heptathlon win of Dimick's career. Of the 27 marks in the NCAA so far this season, Dimick's score ranks 2nd and the promising Bengal just has room to grow.

The Bengal men's pair of Michael Shulikov and Adam Jones looked to start the season off strong.

Shulikov finished day one in third place after winning the long and high jump sections with new personal bests in the 100m, the long jump and the 400m.

Jones in finished in sixth, setting new personal bests in the 100m and 400m day one.

Both of the Bengals headed into day two looking to improve and climb.

The day started with the 110mH. Both of the Bengals took top-four finishes to start the day. Shulikov finished 2nd and Jones broke his personal best finishing fourth.

In the Discus, Jones showed his strength, winning the event with a personal best throw of 35.25m (115' 8").

Shulikov set a new personal best in the pole vault with a height of 3.65m (11' 11.75").

The two Bengals followed it up with new bests in the javelin throw. Shulikov threw 48.47m (159' 0") for third and Jones 45.70m (149' 11") for fourth.

Powering through his 1500m race, Shulikov finished the event in 5:02.49 and secured the first decathlon win of his career.

The Bengals split again next week as they head to the Mike Fanelli Distance Classic and the Texas Relays March 30 – April. 1