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Aztecs Seek Third Straight Cal-Nevada Championships Title

The Aztecs will try for their third straight Cal-Nevada Championships title.
The Aztecs will try for their third straight Cal-Nevada Championships title.

March 27, 2009

SAN DIEGO - The two-time defending San Diego State women's track and field team will look to win its third consecutive Cal-Nevada Championships title this weekend at UCLA. The meet, which is slated for Drake Stadium, will run from March 28-29. Saturday action begins at 10:30 a.m. PT and festivities on Sunday commence at 11 a.m.

The Aztecs are scheduled to compete against 29 other schools from California and Nevada who will be looking to snap their run of two straight team championships.

Last season in Fresno, Calif., San Diego State advanced 30 athletes to the finals in 13 different events. On championship Saturday, the Aztecs won the 200, 400 hurdles, 4x100 relay, long jump, triple jump, pole vault and had three athletes finish in the top five in the 100.

Decontee Kaye experienced one of her best meets of her career as she ran a leg on the winning 4x100 relay team and won the 200, the long jump and triple jump en route to being named the Track Athlete of the Meet.

For the second straight season, San Diego State outscored UCLA, 175-124, which was ranked No. 6 at the time. The 2008 team title was SDSU's fifth since 2001 and fifth in the last six seasons in which it competed at the event.

The Aztecs head into the meet after a solid showing at the Trojan Invitational last weekend in Los Angeles. Indoor triple jump All-American Karoline Koehler regionally qualified for the NCAA meet in the 100, while Leanne Taylor qualified for the West Regionals in the discus throw.

All three distance runners, Kristin Glen, Alma Escobar and Lyndsi Riley, established personal records in the 3,000-meter run and Jeanette McConnell set a PR in the hammer throw.

Live results for the Cal-Nevada Championships will be available at http://www.clerkofthecourse.com/ucla/cal-nevada/ .

Next week, San Diego State will compete at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational in Pomona, Calif.