Sabina Sandberg tied her personal best in the pentathlon to open the Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships on a positive note for the University of Wyoming on Thursday at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The junior notched 3,500 points to finish eighth in the conference field and stay second in Cowgirl history in the event.
Sandberg ran 9.27 in the 60-meter hurdles, cleared 5-3 in the high jump and launched the shot put 33-5 1/4, before leaping 17-11 1/2 in the long jump and running an altitude-converted 2:30 in the 800 meters. Her time in the 800 meters was a personal best. Freshman Rebecca Harris competed in the pentathlon for just the second time in her collegiate career to finish 11th with 3,316 points. She tied a personal best in the 60-meter hurdles at 8.92, went over 4-9 in the high jump and tossed the shot put 31-1 1/4. She concluded the event with a mark of 17-6 in the long jump and a personal-best 2:30 in the 800 meters.
Senior Kyle Sullivan is fifth in the heptathlon with 2,811 points through Thursday's four events. He ran 7.31 in the 60 meters and hit 21-2 3/4 in the long jump, while earning a mark of 38-9 3/4 in the shot put and 6-4 1/4 in the high jump. Sophomore Caleb Seeton is eighth with 2,582 points. He ran 7.49 in the 60 meters, posted a leap of 20-2 1/2 in the long jump and 39-1 in the shot put, while finishing the day with a mark of 5-11 1/2 in the high jump to tie a personal best. Junior Wyatt Mirich is 15th with 1,978 points. He crossed the line in the 60 meters in 7.38, hit 20-0 1/2 in the long jump and 39-10 1/2 in the shot put, but did not make a height in the high jump.
The last three events of the heptathlon begin at 11 a.m. MT tomorrow, followed by field events at 12:30 p.m. and track events at 1:30 p.m.