Matador Track & Field Readies for Cal-Nevada Championships

March 27, 2009

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge men's and women's track and field squads will head to the Cal-Nevada Championships at UCLA's Drake Stadium this weekend.

Field events begin on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the women's javelin while the first event on the track will be the men's 110 meter hurdles at 1 p.m. The women's discus opens the Sunday's schedule at 11 a.m. Running events begin at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday with the 4x100 meter relay. A distance carnival will begin at 6:00 pm on Saturday night with the steeplechase, 5000m and 10,000m being contested.

Admission: Adults are $7.00. Non UCLA students and youths (age 3-16) are $5.00. UCLA students are in free with a BruinCard.

Live Stats: Live stats for the meet will be available at uclabruins.com. Access to live stats can also be found on both the men's and women's track and field schedule pages.

Cal/Nevada Meet Changes: Instead of having prelims for field events on Saturday and finals on Sunday, all field events will be final during one day of competition. Also, the steeplechase, 5000m and 10,000m will all be finals on Saturday evening (there are no prelims and finals).

Competing Teams: Cal Tech, Cal Poly, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Bakersfield, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State Northridge, Cal State San Marcos, Cal State Stanislaus, Chapman, Claremont-Mudd, Fresno State, Long Beach State, Loyola Marymount, Masters, Nevada, Occidental, Pepperdine, Pomona Pitzer, Sacramento State, San Diego State, San Francisco, Soka, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UNLV, USC, Westmont and Whittier.

The Matador men will look to improve on last season's fourth-place finish at the Cal-Nevada Championships held at Fresno State. The Northridge men last won the Cal-Nevada meet in 2005 with 157 points. The Matadors followed that up with a strong second place finish in 2006 (105 pts.) but slipped to sixth in 2007.

The Northridge women also finished fourth at the Cal-Nevada Championships a year ago with 94 points. But the Matador women have also had success at the meet in recent years as they placed second in both 2005 (123 pts.) and 2006 (122.5 pts.).

Sherrina Lofton, the current Big West Women's Track Co-Athlete of the Week, is the defending Cal-Nevada champion in the 100 meters after running 11.82 in Fresno. Morgan Bogard is the defending champion in the discus but will not compete this weekend due to injury. Raquel Sola is also the defending Cal-Nevada hammer champion.

Cal State Northridge has a pair of outdoor meets in the books this season and have seven outdoor meets remaining before the conference championships on May 15-16 at UC Irvine.

- GO MATADORS -