January 15, 2009

Matador Track & Field Opens Indoor Season Friday at Idaho State

Jan. 15, 2009

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Cal State Northridge track and field opens the 2009 indoor season this weekend as the Matadors travel to Idaho State to compete against BYU, Weber State, Southern Utah and Idaho State at the Bengal Shootout.

The meet gets underway Friday, Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at Holt Arena on the Idaho State campus. The first events Friday include the men's pole vault, men's weight throw and women's long jump.

Northridge will send a contingent of 34 student-athletes to the meet including 19 men and 15 women.

2008 All-American Desirae Gonder will make her 2009 debut after a solid sophomore season while All-MPSF jumper Rolando Felizola returns after redshirting in 2008.

Several athletes will be making their Matador track and field debut at the meet including hurdler Michael Woodham, sprinter Ben Santos and pole vaulter Matt Todd on the men's side and pole vaulters Megan Hill and Brittany Hamilton along with sprinters Jasmine Cox and LaShandra Batiste and thrower Claire Morgan on the women's side.

Results from the 2009 Bengal Shootout will be available at:

Idaho State Track & Field

2009 BENGAL SHOOTOUT SCHEDULE

Track Events - women run first Field Events 6:45 60m Hurdle - prelims 5:30 Pole Vault - men 7:05 60m Dash - prelims Long Jump - women 7:20 Mile Weight Throw - men 7:45 60m Hurdle - final 6:00 High Jump - women 7:55 400m - final (sections on time) 6:30 Long Jump - men 8:15 60m Dash - final Weight Throw - women 8:25 800m - final (sections on time) 7:30 Shot Put - women 8:40 200m - final (sections on time) 7:45 Pole Vault - women 9:00 3000m - final Triple Jump - women 9:25 4 x 400m Relay High Jump - men 8:30 Shot Put - men 8:45 Triple Jump - men

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