Chico State track and field sets records among Division I competition


Haley Boynton participates in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. Photo Courtesy: Gary Towne Photo credit: Gary Towne

Andrew Baumgartner

The Chico State track and field teams participated in four track meets over the weekend in preparation for the California Collegiate Athletic Association Championship on May 3 through 5.

Mt. Sac Invitational:

Hosted by Mt. San Antonio College, the Wildcats produced a couple of school records.

First, Hannah Dorman broke the school record in the 10,000 meters with a time of 33 minutes and 55.96 seconds. The time is also the third-best time among Division II athletes.

Alex Burkhart broke the next school record in the 3,000 steeplechase. Her time of 10:09.79 is also the best in the nation among DII athletes.

For the men, three runners produced National Collegiate Athletic Association provisional times in the 5,000 meters.

They were led by Connor Fisher who finished tenth, the other two provisional marks were by Jack Johnson and Eddie King.

The Mt. Sac Invitational was filled with Division I athletes.

Bryan Clay Invitational:

Hosted by Azusa Pacific, the Wildcats produced more NCAA provisional times.

Freshman Haley Boynton earned a provisional mark in the 3,000 steeplechase with a time of 10:42.82.

Senior Jenavieve Turner also produced a provisional mark in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:01.44.

On the men’s side, the 5,000 meter produced two NCAA provisional marks set by Jason Intravaia and Arturo Arevalo.

Derek Morton and Michael Good each produced NCAA provisional marks in the 800 meters.

Tyler Arroyo’s streak of six straight first-place finishes ended with an NCAA provisional mark of 2.11 meters, which was second to only Florida State Senior, Corion Knight.

Beach Invitational:

Hosted by Long Beach State, Chico State yet again produced several NCAA provisional marks.

Jenavieve Turner yet again produced an NCAA provisional in the 400 hurdles, this time with a time of 1:01.53.

For the men, Noah Nagle produced a provisional mark in the shot put with a throw of 53-2 1/4.

Tyler Arroyo finished sixth in the high jump with a jump of 6-10 3/4. He was beat out by unattached entrants and a USC athlete.

Yuba College Invitational:

The Yuba College Last Chance Meet saw the Wildcats dominate in CCAA play with a handful of first place finishes.

Lia Burrell took first place in the long jump and the triple jump, producing personal bests for both.

Taylor Nevitt finished first in the shot put and second in the discuss, with both throws being personal records.

Nadia Torkman finished first in the high jump with personal record of 5-41/4.

Another notable first place finish for the women included a tie in the pole vault with Megan Farrell and Eric Davis.

Other first-place finishes were Dani Olson in the 100 hurdles and Adelae Fredeen in the 400 hurdles.

The men saw only a couple of first place finishes.

Chris Sanchez finished first in the 400 dash with a time of 0:50.50.

The 4×400-meter relay team also finished first with a time of 3:28.42.

The Chico State track and field teams next play at the CCAA Championship hosted by Stanislaus State in Turlcok on May 3 through 5.

Andrew Baumgartner can be reached at [email protected] or @abaum94 on Twitter.