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Mustangs Compete on Day 2 of Stanford Track and Field Invitational

Mustangs Compete on Day 2 of Stanford Track and Field Invitational

STANFORD, Calif. — Mustang senior Ben Hartinger finished eighth in the final for the 110-meter hurdles at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday, and four teammates also had top-10 finishes as the Cal Poly track & field program wrapped up the two-day meet at Cobb Track and Angell Field.

Hartinger recorded a time of 15.08 seconds in the final. Cal junior Ashtyn Davis, Friday's top qualifier at 13.97, picked up the win at the home of his Pac-12 arch-rivals, lowering his time to 13.83.

Fourth at the Big West Conference Championships last season and third in 2015, Hartinger had advanced out of Friday's prelims with a fourth-qualifying performance of 14.51 (eight-hundredths back of his PR).

Meanwhile Mustang freshman Abi Iriafen, who last week PR'd in the triple jump with the 13th-best mark in school history — 39' 4" — almost matched that performance Saturday, landing at 39' 2.5" on her sixth attempt to take seventh place.

Another seventh-place finish was had by senior Arnie Sambel in the invitational division of the men's shot put. Sambel, fifth in school history with a career-best throw of 57' 10.25" earlier this spring, posted a mark of 57' 2" on his third try Saturday.

Senior decathlete Ted Scranton also competed in the shot put, finishing 10th in the collegiate section with a mark of 43' 7.25".

In the women's discus invitational group, sophomore Allison Scranton was sixth, reaching 149' 4" on her sixth attempt, and junior Kiely Osby came in 11th in the collegiate division at 111' 1".

Freshman pole vaulter Eli Hamson cleared a 12th-place height of 15' 7", and sophomore Ralaina LiDrazzah came in 27th overall for the 200 meters, in 25.84 seconds.

In the 4x100m relay, the Mustang men's team took fifth place at 42.13 seconds, and the women's squad came in seventh at 48.45. Later on to close out the 43rd annual meet, the Mustangs finished eighth in the men's 4x400m at 3:16.33, and ninth in the women's 4x4 at 3:50.29.

Up next, Cal Poly's decathletes and heptathletes will head to the Sam Adams Multi-Events Invitational hosted by Westmont from April 7-8.

The rest of the team will return to action with three meets — the Mt. SAC Relays in Torrance, the Bryan Clay Invite at Azusa Pacific and the Long Beach State Invitational — from April 13-15.