Track and field preview: Rams set for start of outdoor season

March 15, 2012

By Chris Feller
Athletic Media Relations

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Colorado State track and field team kicks off its outdoor season Friday as the Rams travel to Boulder, Colo., to compete in the Potts Invitational.

“We’re going to get good weather and a good chance to see some kids compete,” said Head Coach Brian Bedard. “We would like to establish a good starting point with our athletes.”

The Rams will likely send their entire squad minus the distance crew.

“Running at elevation every week is tough,” added Bedard. “(Distance coach Bryan Berryhill) is training with them (Thursday) so I would imagine we will rest them.”

When asked what his expectations were for the outdoor season Bedard said, “for our young team to grow and learn from their inconsistencies from the indoor season.”

Last year the Rams sent 15 athletes to the NCAA outdoor regionals, a number they would like to surpass.

“We would like to get as many athletes as we can to qualify for the NCAA first round,” mentioned Bedard. “We will try to match or exceed our number from last year. We will try and put together a good conference team. I think we will be better in the outdoor season. “

CSU will get its first chance to prove so beginning Friday at 2:00 MST p.m. with the hammer and javelin throw.