Tjerrild, Myers also earn Top-10 finishes for Cal Poly; 4 Mustangs tally marks among Top 8 in women's indoor program history
SEATTLE — Abibat Rahman-Davies and Cal Poly teammate Kalesi Budei earned second and third place in the triple jump on Saturday at the Washington Indoor Invitational, leading the Mustang women's track & field squad on Day 2 of the annual Pacific Northwest meet.
Rahman-Davies, a junior from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., landed a mark of 40 feet, 5.5 inches inside Dempsey Stadium, tallying a winter PR on her first attempt, outdistancing 20 of the 21 challengers in the field.
Rahman-Davies' mark ranks No. 3 in program history specific to indoor competition — behind only Cortney Stafford (42' 7", in 2005) and Jasmine Pickett (41' 6.5" in 2010).
In taking third place, Budei posted a mark of 38' 8.75". A senior from San Jose, she now ranks No. 8 in school indoor history. Stanford sophomore Aria Small, fourth at the 2018 USATF Junior Championships, claimed the win Saturday, leaving a mark of 41' 4.5".
Cal Poly also saw sophomore Brooke Tjerrild enter the indoor Top 10 for program history, clearing 12' 8" to earn sixth place in the pole vault, tying Kelly Dahl in 2004 for the No. 5 height all-time.
Fellow sophomore pole-vaulter Kayla Myers tied for 10th place among the 31 competitors, soaring over the bar at 12' 2" — also etching a place in Mustang indoor history, good for No. 7 all-time in the event. Olivia Gruver, recently a back-to-back NCAA champion at Kentucky, won with a clearance of 14' 10".
To start the morning Saturday, a duo of Mustangs vied in the 60-meter dash, as senior Jazmin Moreno came in third in Heat 4 (40th overall) with a time of 8.08 seconds, and junior Molly Ross took fifth in the eighth heat (good for 53rd altogether), at 8.25.
Mustang senior Allison Scranton also added a 22nd-place shot put performance of 39' 7" on her third release.
Wrapping up the invite, the Mustang 4x400m relay squad tallied seventh place out of 18 programs, as Ann Caroline Kaseberg, Kaila Bishop, Julianna Ruotolo & Mikaela Romanini combined to clock a time of 3:51.15.
Following a trip to the New Mexico Collegiate Classic in Albuquerque between Feb. 1-2, the Mustangs will return to Dempsey, visiting the Husky Classic Feb. 8-9.