Cal Poly Humboldt

Hano breaks longstanding Lumberjacks track record

Photo by Thomas Lal – Joy Hano reacts after setting a new school record in the 100m hurdles over the weekend.

Cal Poly Humboldt’s Joy Hano broke a 33-year school record on a busy weekend for the Jacks in track and field.

Hano ran a PR time of 13.96 seconds in the women’s 100 meter hurdles to place eighth (third non-Division I) in the event at the Bryan Clay Invitational hosted by Azusa Pacific. 

Hano’s mark broke the longstanding school record of 14.06 seconds set by Clara Trigg in 1990 and it is the first time a Lumberjack athlete has ever broken the 14-second barrier. 

The junior standout currently ranks second in the California Collegiate Athletic Association this year and 14th in the nation.

“It was a really big weekend for us down in LA,” head coach Sarah Ingram said. “We had a school record and a deep provo for Joy, plus many additional lifetime and season bests, and several moving up in CCAA rankings after this weekend.”

In addition to Hano’s record-setting exploits, Amelia Jackson also impressed for the Jacks and set two PRs.

The graduate student from Santa Cruz finished the 1500m in a time of 4 minutes, 49.41 seconds and ran the 800m in a 2:14.87.

Her 800m time currently ranks her sixth in the CCAA and is the eighth fastest time in school history.

Saedy Williamson also had a pair of season-nest times, running a 4:47.69 in the 1500m and debuting in the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 11:39.47.

Teammate Isabel Perez-Zoghbi, meanwhile, improved her mark in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:01.18 at the Bryan Clay Invite and now has the second best mark in conference and 16th nationally.

She also had PRs in the 400m (58.54) and 200m (25.85).

Cocome McKamey had three PRs on the weekend — in the 100m hurdles (15.89), the triple jump (10.81m) and long jump (5.51m) — with the latter tying her with Hano for fifth all-time in school history. 

In men’s action, former Ferndale Wildcat Grant Van Emmerik competed in the 400m at the Bryan Clay Invite and finished in a time of 49 seconds.

Van Emmerik had a big career at College of the Redwoods before joining the Lumberjacks.

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