Track & Field Set To Battle For Team Title At Cal/Nevada Championships

March 26, 2008

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Both the men's and women's track and field teams will travel to the Central Valley and the city of Fresno to compete in the 2008 Cal/Nevada Championships this Friday and Saturday where the Bruins will battle for the first team title of the season. The majority of running events will have prelims on Friday and finals on Saturday aside from the steeplechase (Saturday) and 5000m (5000m) which will be event finals on event day. All field events will have prelims on Friday and finals on Saturday.

Some of the teams competing include Fresno State, Cal State Northridge, UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara.

With the indoor season over, the preseason outdoor rankings have been released and both the men's and women's teams have gained notice for the talent on each squad. The women are ranked No. 6 in the country while the men come in at No. 7, according to the U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association poll. Both teams will be sending full squads to Fresno and will look to continue to perform at a high level. Regional qualifiers will be the goal this weekend for most, but some will continue to compete in off events like Rhonda Watkins in the 100m.

Of note on the men's side is the 2008 outdoor debuts of two All-Americans, Greg Garza and Kevin Craddock. Garza, a two-time All-American and Pac-10 Champion, will open up in the discus after having a banner 2007 season which saw him post the No. 1 mark in the country (208-11). Craddock, a 2006 All-American in the high hurdles, will be competing in the 400m hurdles this weekend. He was a regional qualifier during the 2006 season (52.01). He was one of the top high hurdlers in the country last year, but missed the regional and National meet with a hamstring injury.

On the women's side, freshman All-American Tori Anthony and senior two-time All-American Ingrid Kantola will compete in the pole vault. NCAA Champion Nicole Leach will anchor the relays.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
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Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
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Friday, Feb 12
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, Feb 13
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, Feb 20
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
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Friday, Feb 26
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, Feb 27
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
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Friday, Mar 11
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
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Saturday, Mar 12
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
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Tuesday, Mar 22
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Apr 01
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Apr 01
vs. The Legends Distance ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 02
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
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Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
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Friday, Apr 15
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Recap
LIVE NOW
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
-
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
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LIVE NOW
vs. Olympic Training ...
Chula Vista, CA
-
LIVE NOW
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Recap
Sunday, May 01 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 08 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 14 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Sunday, May 15 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships
Seattle, WA
Thursday, May 26 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Friday, May 27 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Saturday, May 28 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Regionals ...
Lawrence, KS
Wednesday, Jun 08 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Thursday, Jun 09 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Friday, Jun 10 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
Saturday, Jun 11 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA Outdoor ...
Eugene, OR
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