SACRAMENTO, California – Sacramento State Senior Evan Stork will compete in the men’s hammer event at the NCAA Div. I Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Wednesday at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. The contest begins at 2 p.m. PT.

The stork will throw second in the first of two flights in the event. Each pitcher will receive three throws with the best nine advancing to the final, including three more throws. The best throw out of six attempts for each finalist will be counted.

Stork advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships after placing 11th in the NCAA Western Qualifiers in Arkansas. The top 12 finishers from the East and Midwest categories won a spot at the national meeting. Stork is one of five 24-year-old student-athletes who didn’t come from the Power 5 conference.

San Luis Obispo, California native set the school record for the year with the best elevation of 219 feet, 8 inches. The national head of hammer was Logan Blomquist of Southeast Missouri, who threw 240-01.

Stork is the fourth Hornet to compete in the men’s hammer category at the NCAA Championships. Justin Carvalho ranked 14th in 1997; Robert Linkul was 14th in 2004 and Geoff Fong was 11th in 2005. Stork was the team’s only student athlete.

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