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Track and Field 4/29/2023 10:14:00 PM Jonathan Match, ISU Media Relations
Track and Field 4/29/2023 10:14:00 PM Jonathan Match, ISU Media Relations

Bengals Have Impressive Performance at Home Meet

POCATELLO, Idaho – The Idaho State track and field team wrapped up a successful final meet before heading to Greeley, Colo., for the 2023 Big Sky Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

After a great senior day ceremony celebrating nine Bengals and their accomplishments, the meet got underway.

After the 4x100 relays, the meet continued with the men's and women's 3000m steeplechase. Bengal runner Madi Kenyon earned a podium finish with a time of 10:48.14 in the event, ninth-best in the Big Sky Conference this season.

Zachary Cox ran the seventh-fastest 110mH in school history Saturday afternoon. Cox cruised past the finish line in 14.06 seconds, winning the event and clocking the 2nd best 110mH in the Big Sky Conference.

Kyndal Martin ran hard in three individual finals Saturday afternoon. First in the 100mH, Martin crossed the line in 13.75 seconds to finish 3rd. Martin then came back in the 100m dash, crossing the line in 12.42 seconds for a top-10 finish. Finally, in the 400mH, Martin picked up her second podium finish of the day, crossing the line in 1:01.95 for third place.

In the men's 400mH, Bengal freshman Niklas Uth continued to make a name for himself. The Bengal won the event with a personal best time of 53.11 seconds, fourth best in the Big Sky Conference this season.

Bengal sprinter Tenleigh Smith earned her spot in Saturday's 400m finals. Following her personal best time on Friday, Smith crossed the line in 57.79 seconds, just off a new PR and good for fourth-place in the event.

ISU freshman sprinter Khutisa Rampete continued his growth as a Bengal. Rampete finished second in Saturday's 200m with a personal best time of 21.58 seconds, 10th best in the Big Sky this season.

Following her top-four finish in the 1500m Friday, Presley Timmons came back to compete in Saturday's 800m finals. Competing against fellow Big Sky Conference top-five marks, Timmons secured the second-place finish with a time of 2:12.08.

In the women's 5000m, Cassandra Vasquez finished with a second-place time of 18:10.52.

The Bengal high jumpers competed tough at the home meet. On the men's side, The Bengals finished in three out of the top-four places.

Owen Mitchell earned his first win of the outdoor season, clearing 2.11m (6-11) on his first attempt. Michael Shulikov followed in second with a clearance of 2.06m (6-9). Ethan Garret rounded out the Bengals with a fourth-place, personal-best jump of 2.06m (6-9).

In the women's high jump, Kapri Sylvester cleared 1.70m (5-7) to tie in second place and Kylee Dimick followed in fourth, also with a jump of 1.70m (5-7).

Elliotte Stockham recorded the fourth-best mark in Bengal history in the women's pole vault. On her second attempt, Stockham cleared 3.98m (13-0.75) to take third and move up in the ISU record book.

Destinee Rose-Haas picked up another win the women's discus Saturday afternoon. The Bengal thrower cleared 48.62m (159-6) on her fifth throw of the day to record the winning mark on the home field.

The Bengal men went one and two in the shot put and the discus. First in discus, Axel Tirado Sanchez took the gold with a throw of 53.38m (175-1) he was followed by Zack Ramos who threw 50.43m (165-5) for second place.

After moving over to the shot put the Bengals swapped places. Zack Ramos took the gold with a throw of 17.95m (58-10.75) and Axel Tirado-Sanchez followed in second with a throw of 17.08m (56-0.5). The two Bengals lead the conference in both events this season.

Special Note

Bengal Alum Collin Dylla won the men's 800m running unattached. His personal best time of 1:48.92 breaks the all-time Davis Field record previously set by Greg McKinley from Weber State in 2000.

Looking Ahead

Next Up, the Bengals put it all on the line as they head to Greeley, Colo., for the 2023 Big Sky Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Follow along at and on social media to keep up to date with the team and news as the championship draws closer.