The meet has 20 registered teams, giving the Roadrunners the opportunity to compete against a wide range of indoor teams in the region and another look at a Big West Conference schedule at UC Irvine.
Other Teams – Arizona State, New Mexico State, New Mexico, Grand Canyon, San Jose State, UC Irvine, UCLA, UNLV, Washington State and UTEP.
“We’re looking to build on a solid opening,” said athletics director, cross country Marcia Mansur-Wentworth.
Mansur-Wentworth added that she was “excited to see what student-athletes can accomplish this week and how they respond to competition.”
Miranda Miller is confident on the track after breaking an indoor record in the pole vault (4.0m/13’1.5″) last week. She is expected to lead her teammates, Alexa Schacher and Cassidy Neptune, at the UNM Tag Team Open on Saturday and “looks forward to the challenge of competition.”
Another impressive performance in the `Runners’ indoor season opener was the first year Nerissa Thompson, who set a personal best in the 60m with a time of 7.85.
“Nerissa had a really good opener last week despite having the flu and is looking to challenge herself,” Mansur-Wentworth said.
Jessie Solis and Madison King are looking to improve their shot put efforts a week ago. Solis currently ranks eighth all-time in the event at CSUB.
Julia Stein will return to the 60m hurdles and 400m sprint while Kailee Yoshishige makes its 2022 debut this week.
Mallory Elick, who led Bakersfield in the high jump at the Lumberjack Team Challenge, will compete in the high jump with Hannah Walker and Jaylen Christensen. Christensen will also join Stein and Yoshishige in the 60m hurdles.