Feb. 3, 2011
The men's and women's track and field teams will travel to Albuquerque, NM this Friday and Saturday to compete at the New Mexico Classic as the indoor season continues. Both squads will be sending sprinters and field event athletes to New Mexico.
Taylor Hobson will be competing in his first meet after missing the entire 2010 season due to a knee injury that required knee surgery. He will open up in the high jump. Jonathan Clark will open up in the triple jump this weekend. Last year he was an NCAA provisional qualifier with a lifetime-best performance of 52-5.25. Bo Taylor will open up his senior season in the shot put this weekend. He was hobbled my injuries last year and is looking for a healthy senior season in 2011. Greg Woepse, who has an indoor-best of 17-5 in the pole vault, will also compete this weekend.
Heralded freshman thrower Alec Faldermeyer will make his Bruin debut in New Mexico as he competes in the weight throw. During his senior year of high school, Faldermeyer had a top weight throw mark of 86-3 with the high school implement.
While most of the team competes in New Mexico, senior twin brothers Casey and Scott DiCesare will travel to their home state of New York to compete at the New Balance College Invitational in the pole vault.
Men's Athletes Ranked in the Top 25
6. Distance Medley Relay (9:39.62)
10. Cory Primm - mile (4:02.10)
On the women's side, Tori Anthony will open up her indoor season after missing the 2010 outdoor season due to injury. During indoors last season, Anthony was a provisional qualifier in the vault with a mark of 13-5.25. Ashlea McLaughlin, who ran a lifetime-best in the 800m last weekend in Seattle, will open up in the 400m. Last year, she was a provisional qualifier in the quarter-mile race. She will also run on the 4x400m relay with Lindsay Rowe, Joy Eaton and Breyonna Hunter. Rowe will also compete in the 60m hurdles after opening up in the event last weekend. In Seattle, she was just shy of her lifetime-best mark by .01 seconds.