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Men's Track and Field 2/3/2024 9:34:00 PM Colton Keintz, Idaho State Sports Information
Men's Track and Field 2/3/2024 9:34:00 PM Colton Keintz, Idaho State Sports Information

Bengals Wrap Up Riverfront Invitational With Competitive Day Three

Spokane, WA - Yesterday, the Idaho State Track and Field teams introduced themselves to the opposition at the Riverfront Invitational with a strong outing on the second day.

Today, they closed out the meet with another day of strong performances amidst a loaded group at The Podium. From local club teams to fellow Big Sky members and all the way up to Mountain West, PAC-12, and Big 12 competition, The Orange and Black had multiple showings this weekend to go toe-to-toe with every level of talent.

Continuing with the trend of the season, The Bengal women made waves on the pole vault, finishing in the top nine across the board. Elliotte Stockham was the top vaulter for the unit with a third-place finish, thanks to a season-best 3.90m (12'09.5") mark. Kamryn Scully recorded a personal best height of 3.75m (12'03.5") to finish in a three-way tie with Brielle Davis and Lindsey Jones-Sagendorf.

Coming off of a record-setting day on Friday, Presley Timmons wasn't done making an impact on ISU. She was once again one of the top runners for the Bengals in the mile, where her time of 4:57.61 is the seventh-fastest in the Bengal Indoor record books. Kyndal Martin once again showed her speed as the top finisher in multiple races for the Bengals with a top time of 8.61 in the 60mH and a personal record of 24.74 in the 200m, the latter adding to her decorated career as the sixth-best in school history.

Near the end of the day, the Fantastic Four-esque team of Tenleigh Smith, Josie Settle, Presley Timmons, and Kyndal Martin built upon the momentum from their 4x400 relay from a week ago, topping the previous mark with a time of 3:50.18, seventh-best in ISU Indoor history.

The Bengal men were led by key marks in the throws and several strong outings on the track. Ryan Spaeth finished in the top four in the shot put with a throw of 16.43m (53'11.00"). Zachary Cox also had a pair of top-four times in the 60mH, tying his season-best time of 7.99 in the prelims and then beating it with a 7.97 in the finals.

Freshman Dallin Bird recorded personal-best times of 1:55.37 and 4:17.41 in the 800m and mile, respectively. He was joined in the PR category in the mile by Sunny Gunn, who recorded a time of 4:15.85. Cade Smith and Seth Babbel wrapped up a great outing by the distance runners, finishing second and third overall with PR runs of 8:23.65 and 8:24.41 in the 3000m. Their marks sit at ninth and tenth-best respectively in ISU History.

The day closed with the relays and the team of Zachary Cox, Ricardo Ascencio, Khutsisa Rampete, and Brody Burch took home a third-place finish with a season-best time of 3:20.25.

The Bengals will be back in action for the third and final home meet of the indoor season at the Mountain State Games from Feb. 9-10. Following that, it will be back to The Podium for the Big Sky Conference Indoor Championships from Feb. 22-24.

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