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Track and Field Action Continues This Week

3/17/2016

Track and Field Release No. 2

A majority of Big West track and field squads are competing in the UC Irvine Spring Invitational or USC Trojan Invitational this week.

Big West Teams Compete At Various Meets: Big West schools are involved in a variety of meets this week.  Cal State Fullerton, CSUN, Long Beach State and Hawai‘i travel to the USC Trojan Invitational.  UC Irvine hosts the UCI Spring Break Invitational, which also includes fellow Big West member UC Riverside.  The Highlanders also will send a contingent to the ASU Baldy Castillo Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.  UC Davis travels to Causeway Cup rival UC Davis to participate in the Hornet Invitational.  Rounding out list of events are Central Coast counterparts Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara, which compete in the Jim Klein Multis and the Westmont Invitational.

Big West Represented On National Leaders List: Several Big West athletes have posted national leading marks to start out the 2016 season.  They are as follows:

WOMEN
Courtne’ Davis, Long Beach State – 100m (11.72)
Janaya Shorty, Cal State Fullerton – 200m (23.92)
Rianna Goins, UC Davis – 800m (2:11.50)
Emma Redick, UC Davis – 400H (1:01.55)
UC Irvine – 4x100 Relay (45.76)
UC Irvine – 4x400 Relay (3:46.25)
Danielle Taylor, Cal Poly – High Jump (5-9.25)

MEN
Justin Parker, UC Riverside – 400m (47.19)
George Baier, UC Santa Barbara – 800m (1:53.24)

Renovated Jack Rose Track To Host Big West Championships: Long Beach State’s Jack Rose Track recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation that will allow the school to host the 2016 Big West Track and Field Championships in May on FOX Sports Prime Ticket.  For the first time since 2005, the Beach will also be able to hold their annual home meet, the Beach Invitational, on campus.  The centerpiece is the track, but when all phases are complete, the stadium will sport a seating capacity for 5,000 that ultimately will be able to host major invitational meets as well as the NCAA and U.S. Track and Field Championships.