Cal Poly Humboldt

Lumberjacks enjoy ‘amazing day’ at Oregon meet

Photo by Elliot Portillo/Cal Poly Humboldt Athletics – Joy Hano in action in Oregon over the weekend.

The Jacks finally got some favorable weather when they traveled to Eugene for the weekend Oregon Preview track and field meet, and they took advantage of it.

Competing at historic Hayward Field, the Cal Poly Humboldt athletes had several impressive performances and recorded numerous personal bests.

“It was such an amazing day in Oregon,” head coach Sarah Ingram said. “Athletes competed well and we finally got some favorable weather conditions. We had PRs across almost all events and some event winners, which is pretty exciting on this kind of big stage.”

The Jacks also enjoyed competing at the Oregon University stadium.

“These facilities are beautiful and our athletes fed off of the energy of competing in such a special stadium,” Ingram added.

For the women, Joy Hano ran a lifetime best in the 100m hurdles (14.30 seconds) en route to a first-place finish. 

She followed that up with a sixth-place finish in the 200m (25.34). Both times rank her third and fifth, respectively, all-time on the school record list.

Isabel Perez-Zoghbi also enjoyed a big day and placed first in the 400m hurdles (1:02.09), while in the 3000m, Saedy Williamson and Rosa Granados placed fourth and fifth, respectively.

On the men’s side, Aris Valerio also recorded a PR in the 800m (1:52.74) on the way to a second-place finish, with teammate Julian Jensen was sixth in the same event.

It was a Lumberjack sweep in the first heat of the men’s 3000m, with six Lumberjacks setting personal bests, led by Carson Smith (8:37.19) and James Woolery (8:38.17). 

In the throws, Robert Cardenas improved his lifetime best in the shot put by more than two and a half feet to place eighth with a mark of 12.99m.

Next up, the Jacks will head south to San Diego and San Marcos this upcoming weekend.

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