POCATELLO, Idaho – Eliana Coburn and Abby Sheets scored for the Sacramento State women’s track team in the pentathlon on Thursday at the Idaho Big Sky Championships. Each of the student-athletes had the best of their careers in a mixed race en route to the finish line in fifth and eighth place, respectively.
Coburn totaled 4,897 points in seven events to move up to ninth in Sacramento State history. The freshman achieved the best of his career in five of the seven events. Sheets accumulated 4,203 points to secure the ultimate teammate.
Thursday’s action began with the long jump, where Coburn set her personal best with a leap of 17-02.00, 12.25 inches above her previous long. She then destroyed her PR in the javelin with a throw of 114-03 – 5 feet, 1 inch longer than her previous best. Coburn finished the triathlon by running the 800 in 2:30.25.
Sheets has a record of 16-00.50 in the long jump, 103-10 in the javelin throw and 2:33.48 in the 800. Her total score is 60 points better than she scored at the Bryan Clay Invitational last month. Private. Coburn improved her total score from that encounter by 479 points. Sacramento State and Southern Utah are the only teams to have two players score in the pentathlon. The event went to Brianna Hagler of the State of Idaho with 5,459 points. SUU’s Jentry Skidmore comes in second with 5,190.
Of the ten pentathlons, Jack Charlton almost scored for the 9th place team with 5,668 points. Joshua Braun scored 5,113 points to come 14th. Charlton ran 15.25 wind-assisted in 110 hurdles to start Wednesday. He then threw the disc 93-11 and won 9-07.00 in the pole vault. Charlton had the longest javelin throw on the field with a 179-01 record and then ran 6:00.12 in the first 1500 games of his career.
Braun had 110 hurdles time with 16.18 before throwing discs with 57-04.00. He scored a substantial PR in the turret after going through 11-10.50 before setting up a PR in the rush at 89-04. He finished the exam with 1500 which was 5:27.79.
Weber State’s Caleb Whitney finished first in the pentathlon with 7,128 points, well ahead of Idaho State’s Chase Gardom (7,102).
The main agenda of the meetup will begin Friday with the women’s hammer throw at 8 a.m. PT. The first running event will be the men’s bike race at 11:30 a.m. PT. Friday’s action will end with the women’s 10K at 5:05 p.m. PT. The meetup will be streamed on ESPN+ (Note: the hammer match will be streamed on the Idaho State Facebook page).