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Sports / Recreation

Track and Field set for Air Force Open

January 15, 2009

After nearly six weeks away from competition, the Colorado State indoor track and field team will be back in action Friday at the Air Force Open, hosted by the United States Air Force Academy.

Missy FaubusThe meet will be a chance for several sprinters and field athletes to tune-up for the Nebraska Conference Challenge, hosted by the University of Nebraska on Jan. 24. In addition, a few distance runners will participate in the event for CSU.

Young team

"We have a young team this year, so the coaching staff thought it would be a good idea to have some of our athletes get a meet in before Nebraska next week," said Head Coach Brian Bedard.

"This is typically an event that our athletes compete in on their own, but this year it worked into our schedule. It will give our athletes a chance to get back into competitive mode before we head to Nebraska and it will give the coaches an idea of who we want to take with us next weekend."

Getting back into competitive mode

Two-time Mountain West hammer throw champion, Alex Godell will lead a contingent of Rams at Air Force. Godell, a senior who set a personal best in the weight throw (19.58m) at the Wyoming Power Meet on Dec. 6, will compete in the weight throw and shot put.

On the women's side, senior throws specialist Missy Faubus and junior sprinter/jumper Tanesha Johnson will look to continue their strong starts to the season. Both individuals won events in Wyoming (Faubus in the shot put and Johnson in the triple jump) and are scheduled to compete in those same events at Air Force.

Meet results can be found at www.CSURams.com.