Santa Barbara, Calif - The Gaucho Track and Field teams will head down Friday morning to UC Los Angeles for the Bob Larsen Distance Carnival and the Legends of Track & Field Invitational.
Participating Teams (Legends of Track & Field Invitational): Cal State Northridge, Cerritos College, Colorado State University, Cornell, Utah State, University of Minnesota, UC Riverside, University of Nevada (w), Riverside City College, Washington State University, and UCLA.
Participating Teams (Bob Larsen Distance Carnival): Colorado St. ,Utah State, Cheetahs Int'l (W), Stephen F. Austin, Club Run With Us (W), Rice, Long Beach (M), San Bernardino (M), Whittier (M), Portland State, Gonzaga, Pomona-Pitzer (M), Minnesota, Nevada (W), Loyola Marymount, Riverside, UC Riverside, Washington St., Cerritos, Cornell, Pepperdine, El Camino, Cornell, UC Riverside (W), Cal St. Northridge, UC Santa Barbara, Cal St. Fullerton, and UCLA.
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A select few distance athletes will be headed the other direction for the 42nd Annual Stanford Invitational held at Stanford University.
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Gauchos To Watch
After being named Big West Track Athlete of the Week (see full Big West release here) and setting a new best mark of 4:20.85, Jenna Hinkle will be racing the 1500m in a hotly contested heat at the Stanford Invitational.
Shannon Trumbull will be racing both hurdle events at UCLA after winning the 400m Hurdles last week at the Aztec Invitational in 60.78.
Morgan Simpson is entered in the 200m and 400m dash at UCLA after her first sub 57 clocking of 56.60 last weekend.
Maxine Goyette will be racing her second 3000m Steeplechase of the season at the Stanford Invitational. The 5th Year Senior is hoping to break her collegiate best of 10:29.85 set exactly a year ago.
Adam Avila will be also be racing his second 3000m Steeplechase of the season after a monster solo debut of 9:00.40 last month. He will have help to set a new best in a loaded field at the Stanford Invitational.
Kordell Hampton, fresh of another school record Discus throw of 182'1", is entered in the Discus and Hammer throw at UCLA.
Sike Azu-Irondi will be entered in the fast heats of the 100m and 200m dash at UCLA after a 200m personal best of 21.60 last weekend.
Austin Lay is entered in his second 5000m of the season at UCLA after leading the Gauchos in the 1500m at San Diego State.