March 16, 2013
SACRAMENTO - Malaina Payton surpassed 20 feet despite a strong headwind to capture the women's long jump to lead a small contingent of Golden Bears at the Hornet Invitational Saturday on the Sac State campus.
On a day that featured gusts up to 20 mph, Payton's winning mark of 20-1.00 came while running into a wind of 2.6 meters per second. Teammate Jaci Powell was second at 18-11.25 with an even stronger wind against her (3.0 meters per second).
Amanda Hunter placed second in the women's triple jump with a top effort of 42-0.50, which is her personal best under all conditions. However, the mark was aided by a wind of 3.1 meters per second and won't improve her legal PR of 41-7.75.
In the men's high jump, Brian Carmichael, who completed his collegiate eligibility for Cal during the indoor season, finished first at 6-9.75. The Bears' Harrison Steed also cleared 6-9.75, but was given second place based on more misses. In addition, Nick Ridge was third (6-8.00) and Mike Tracy fourth (6-8.00).
The Bears only competed in two events on the track - Payton took eighth in the women's 100 meters (12.02), while in the women's 100-meter hurdles, Powell was fourth (14.19w) and Sunny Margerum 23rd (16.03w).
The Bears will be in action again next Saturday at the Johnny Mathis Invitational at San Francisco State.
Sacramento State Hornet Invitational
Triple Jump - 2. Amanda Hunter 42-0.50w (12.81m)