March 28, 2013
By: Matt Burkholder
FRESNO, Calif. - For the sixth season in a row the Fresno State men's and women's track and field teams travel to the 29th annual Stanford Invitational this weekend to face off against some of the strongest competition the NCAA has to offer. More than 3,300 athletes and 100 collegiate teams will square off on Friday and Saturday at Cobb Track and Angell Field on the campus of Stanford University.
Competition begins each day at 9 a.m. with field events. On Friday, running events begin at 10:40 a.m. and continue to about 11:30 p.m. On Saturday, running events begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at about 5:30 p.m.
Sophomore Je'Nia Sears, the current No. 4-ranked long jumper in the NCAA, will get her chance on Friday at 11:30 a.m. to follow her break out performance last weekend were she broke the all-time Fresno State school record with a 20"-5.75" jump at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational.
At last year's Stanford Invite, Meagan Paracholski broke into the Fresno State all-time top-10 as a freshman in the 800m, clocking a time of 2:11.63. She will look to better herself in the afternoon at 4:38 p.m.
On Saturday, the 'Dogs will put their dominate hammer throw team to the test at 11 a.m. Last week the Fresno State women finished with four Bulldogs in the top-five, including overall winner J'Quyra Moncur-Blue with a top throw of 183'-02".
Fans can watch the meet live on Flotrack.org. (subscription required).
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