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Three more Cal Poly athletes win Big West track and field titles

Cal Poly’s Kendal Nielsen, Katie Izzo and Nick Woolf won individual titles at the Big West Conference Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Long Beach State, helping the Mustangs men’s team to finish third and the women’s team to place sixth.

Nielson won the women’s triple jump with a career-best mark of 42 feet, 6 1/4 inches. It is the third-best mark in school history.

Izzo won the women’s 5,000-meter race, finishing in 17 minutes, 24.91 seconds. Teammate Peyton Bilo was second in 17:30.66. Izzo also finished third in the 1,500 in 4:22.96.

Woolf, who won the men’s 3,000 steeplechase Friday, won the men’s 5,000 in 14:52.81. Fellow Mustang Clayton Hutchins was second in 14:53.99.

Devin Bennett finished second in the men’s javelin with a mark of 206-3.

Every top three finisher earned NCAA All-American status.

Ben Hartinger finished fourth in the men’s 110 hurdles, missing his second straight All-American performance in the event by 0.008 seconds. Hartinger crossed the line in 14.440 seconds, while Long Beach State’s Ryan Colebrook took third in 14.432.

Allie Sulaitis was fourth in the women’s 800 in 2:12.79.

The Cal Poly men’s team had 114 points, behind champion Long Beach State’s 176. The women’s team had 76.5 points. UC Davis won the women’s title with 135.5 points.

The field for the NCAA West Regional meet in Kansas, which is expected to contain several Cal Poly athletes, is likely to be announced next week. The meet is scheduled for May 26-28.

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