ISU T&F: Jessica Swannack wins Big Sky title in pole vault
Idaho State pole vaulter Jessica Swannack won her first Big Sky Conference championship on day 2 of the indoor track and field conference championships Friday in Bozeman, Montana.
Swannack broke the all-time ISU record, recording a height of 4.13 meters. The mark ranks third all-time in the Big Sky.
Swannack is the fifth Bengal to win the Big Sky championship in the pole vault since its inclusion in 1997.
In other women’s events, Sierra Kiser finished fifth in the pole vault with a personal-best height of 3.78 meters to earn four points for the Bengals.
In the 5,000-meter race, Jenica Dodge earned all-conference honors, finishing second with a time of 16 minutes, 46.84 seconds.
In the weight throw, Taylor Clark set a new personal-best distance of 17.30 meters. Hanna Bartz finished fourth in the long jump with a distance of 5.72.
In the conclusion of the heptathlon, James Rodeman placed fourth in the 60-meter hurdles and pole vault sections to earn a point and a half for the Bengals team score.
Joe Simmons finished fifth in the 5,000 with a time of 14:53.84 to earn ISU four points. With a jump of 7.23, Treyshon Malone earned the Bengals two points in the long jump.
In the preliminary races, Malone qualified for Saturday’s 200-meter final with a time of 21.30 seconds. Tanner Conner qualified for the 60-meter hurdles final running an 8.05 and Michael Dean’s time of 6.82 qualified him for Saturday’s final.
The Idaho State women’s team is first place with a total of 40 points headed into the final day of competition and men’s team ended day two of the meet in eighth place with 12.5 points.