San Francisco State sprinter Timarya Baynard runs in the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships. (Courtesy / SF State Athletics)

San Francisco State women’s track set to compete at national indoor championships

The field for the NCAA Indoor National Championships is set, and the No. 5 San Francisco State Golden Gators are well represented.

The SF State women will be sending seven athletes to Pittsburg, Kansas on March 8 and 9 at Robert W. Plaster Center, to compete in 12 events, led by junior Timarya Baynard.

Baynard — making her third trip to nationals — will run in the 400m and in the 4×400, where the Gators quartet of Baynard and fellow Championships participants Alexis Henry, Monisha Lewis and Jazmine Smith hold the fastest time in the nation this year, and second-fastest time ever in Division II, at 3:39.15.

The SF State contingent will also be headlined by thrower Destiny Mack-Talalemotu, looking to add another honor to her already overfull trophy case by heading to her second indoor championships in as many years.

The 5-foot-10 junior, who will be putting the shot and participating in the weight throw, earned Second-Team All-American honors last spring for the shot put, the discus and the hammer, along with earning SF State’s Female Athlete of the Year, USTFCCCA All-West Region in the shot put, discus and hammer and the CCAA High Point Award. She also earned USTFCCCA First Team All-American honors for the indoor shot put and weight throw, as well as USTFCCCA All-West Region honors for the indoor shot put and weight throw.

Bryant and Smith will be making their second trips in just as many years to the championships. Henry and Smith will also join Baynard in the 400m, and both Henry and Smith will compete in the 200m in addition to Lewis.

Bryant will compete in the 800m, while Lewis’ program record in the 60m hurdles earned her the top seed in that race, as she looks to become the first All-American in the event in Gator history.

Brown kicks off Saturday’s events in the pentathlon, which starts at 10 a.m. CT with the 60m hurdles and wraps up at 3 p.m. CT with the 800m.

 

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