Indoor Track
Indoor track and field closes out regular season this weekend

The throwers for the Rams are set for strong competition this weekend.

The throwers for the Rams are set for strong competition this weekend.

Feb. 15, 2008

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado State indoor track and field teams this weekend will split to maximize their final competition opportunities before the Mountain West championships in two weeks.  The Rams will send a squad to the Husky Invitational hosted by the University of Washington, and several athletes to the Mines Invitational in Golden, Colo.


"I think this is a critical weekend for our track teams," said Head Coach Brian Bedard. "Washington is a great opportunity for our athletes to face some of the nation's best athletes.  It's a large indoor track at sea level so it's one of the best tracks in the country for the middle-distance and distance runners.  The bulk of the group that we are taking is from the distance crew because they stand to benefit from the meet the most.  We do have some of our top throwers, sprinters and jumpers going out to face some outstanding competition.




"We are sending a large group to the School of Mines meet in Golden because the facility is very good for the jumps, throws and short sprints. The track is fast and I feel every athlete we are sending to the meet will be challenged in their event areas.  We are going to start formulating our MWC teams on Monday of next week and this weekend's meets will give us some good ideas regarding who should be on those teams. I think we will see outstanding results at both locations."


The teams will compete all day Saturday between the two meets. CSU's women won the Air Force Invitational earlier this season and the men's squad finished sixth.  Last weekend the teams competed in the open event hosted by the Air Force Academy.