Track and field preview: Colorado State to compete at three California meets

April 18, 2012

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By Chris Feller
Athletic Media Relations

FORT COLLINS, Colo.– Colorado State’s track and field team has high expectations entering this weekend’s competitions at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut Calif., the Beach Invitational in Norwalk, Calif., and the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif. The Rams hope to use lower elevation and temperate weather to their advantage in pursuit of rewriting the school record books.

“We’re really looking forward to this weekend,” said Head Coach Brian Bedard. “It’s one of our largest travel meets of the season. Athletes will have several opportunities to compete in good weather and against good competition. We’re really looking to go out there and hopefully set a few school records.”

With the Mountain West outdoor championships and NCAA West regional right around the corner the Rams are looking to this weekend as a prime opportunity to improve on their season-best marks and climb the NCAA performance list.

“I think we have some people on the team that are capable of doing that this weekend,” added Bedard. “Some athletes are still jockeying for position and trying to earn a spot on our conference team.”

The Mt. SAC Relays will be held at Hilmer Lodge Stadium, located on the campus of Mt. San Antonio College, which has served as the site of two Olympic track and field trials and 20 world records.

Competition begins at the Hilmer Lodge Stadium at 3 p.m. MST Thursday with the women’s 1,500-meter run.

“It’s just a great track weekend out there. There’s a ton of competition and good weather. Our staff is really looking forward to it and our athletes are excited.”