02/26/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/26/2020 18:24
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The CSU Bakersfield women's indoor track and field team return for their final meet this weekend when the Roadrunners join eight other conference programs vying for individual points towards the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Championships title.
Bakersfield is led by four-time all-conference performer and CSUB pole vault record holder, . She and a trio of freshmen look to loosen the air-tight grip Grand Canyon has had on the event in the past.
has run fast, consistently in 2020 as the sophomore reset the program's all-time 600-meter record twice this season. She is entered to race in the 400m hurdles - an event she is no stranger to success in. Slayton was a bronze medalist in the event last year.
is looking for her first indoor championship final in the 60- or 200m race after a stellar outdoor performance in last year's meet that landed her an all-conference nod in the 100m.
placed eighth in her first pentathlon at the Western Athletic Conference Championships meet a season ago. She attempts to move up this weekend.
Several freshmen are looking to make an impact this weekend including who is a double threat in triple jump and pole vault where she holds California state finalist honors in both events. Miller, and join Finch in the pit this weekend.
had made her mark in weight throw as the freshman ranks eighth all-time in the event on CSUB's program depth chart.
and have competed well in their rookie campaign. Lopez, Elick and junior are entered to compete in the high jump at the championship meet this weekend. Elick is another freshman that was a state finalist last year.
'We are lining up seven freshmen this week,' said Director of Track and Field, . 'The staff and I are optimistic about our future as these newcomers gain experience.'
and are racing the 3000- and 5000m distances after indoor bests in their last outing.
will join fellow senior LeSure in the 60- and 200m dashes.