Jan. 21, 2014
By: Andrew Rich
FRESNO, Calif.-- Fresno State will open up the indoor track and field season on Thursday, January 23 when they travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., to compete in the Air Force Invitational.
"We're starting off the season with our first meet at Air Force," Bulldogs head coach Scott Winsor said. "We will be tested by quite a few Mountain West schools so it should be a good test to see where our kids are."
The team will get to compete against conference foes Colorado State, UNLV and Wyoming along with Air Force.
Winsor has high hopes for his athletes going into the indoor season.
"We've got some top-notch athletes that we are looking to be in the hunt to win conference, if not win conference, and then be in the hunt to make the NCAA's," Winsor said.
Junior Je'Nia Sears, the 2013 Indoor Mountain West Long Jump Champion, is back and will look to improve on her own Fresno State long jumps records. She is the No. 1 indoor and outdoor long jumper in school history. Sears, a Fresno-native, is going for back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Thrower Meagan McKee enters indoor competition this year after finishing fourth last year in the Mountain West Championships.
Sisters Dezirae Johnson and Kyra Johnson will team up with freshman Njeri Omawahleh to create a very tough 4x400 relay team, according to Winsor. Omawahleh was a three-time CIF State Championship medal-winner while at Edison High in Fresno.
Competition will begin in Colorado Springs on Thursday at 12:00 p.m., PT.
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