SEATTLE — Including the top high jump of her collegiate career, Cal Poly sophomore Caice Lanovaz finished in eighth place out of 33 competitors in the pentathlon on Friday inside Dempsey Indoor Stadium as the Mustang women's track & field squad began the UW Invitational.
Lanovaz, a scorer at last spring's Big West Championship heptathlon as a freshman, and a former IAAF World Youth Championship qualifier & USATF Junior place-winner for the multis, compiled a score of 3,461 points Friday.
There was a tie for a shared meet title, as Arizona senior Alyssa Thompson, a second-team All-American heptathlete two years ago, and UC Santa Barbara junior Hope Bender each tallied identical scores of 3,884.
Lanovaz opened the afternoon with a 15th-place 60-meter hurdles time of 9.20 seconds, tallying 869 points.
She then picked up 724 via her eighth-place high jump of 5 feet, 2.5 inches (a collegiate PR), before adding 539 with a 12th-place shot put of 33' 3.25".
Then after scoring 617 points on a 16th-place long jump of 17' 1.25", Lanovaz closed with a 10th-place 800-meter performance of 2:28.45 (+712), moving into the top 10 on the combined leaderboard.
Four Mustangs also competed in Day 1 action in the 200-meter dash — led by sophomore Ann Caroline Kaseberg in 48th place overall (among 23 heats), at 26.17 seconds.
Junior teammate Jazmin Moreno was next at 26.42 (an indoor-best by under two-tenths of a second), taking 65th overall, followed by true freshman Giselle Dougan at 26.54 (70th) in her first NCAA event, and sophomore Molly Ross in 27.38 (90th).
Day 2, being broadcast by FloTrack, will go from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. altogether, with 17 Mustangs entered in seven events throughout Saturday.