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UI’s Hocketstaller takes 2nd

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Idaho sophomore Johanna Hocketstaller finished second in the pentathlon with a career-best 3,733 points at the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday.

Hockestaller ended the day with three career bests in the 60-meter hurdles (9.16 seconds), high jump (4 feet, 11 3/4 inches), and 800 (2:30.20). She also finished with a season-best mark in the long jump (18-1 1/2). Her eighth-place finish in the 800 was 8 seconds faster than her previous career-best time.

Hocketstaller’s score was two points behind New Mexico State’s Zoe Meade, who won with 3,735. Hocketstaller held off Texas State’s Tina Valenzuela, who finished third at 3,726.

With her finish, Hockestaller earned a All-WAC first-team honor.

On the men’s side, Vandals freshman Drew Thompson is currently fifth in the heptathlon with a score of 2,741 points. Teammate Ryan Bowen is eighth with 2,514.