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Sacramento State News - California State University, Sacramento

May 8, 2006

Sacramento State will host NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Photo: BieAnne Welch (Donna Anna), Kathrine Bamfield (Zerlina), Antoni Mendezona (Zerlina) (role is double cast), Eugene Chan (Don Giovanni).
From left to right front: Bailey Quist, Jenn o'Bryon, Wendy Hancock and Nicole Parsons

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For the third time in four years, Sacramento State will play host to NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The 2006 event will be held June 7-10 at the A.G. Spanos Complex on the Sacramento State campus.

The U.S. collegiate system is without equal in terms of developing talent. In the 200- and 400-meter dashes last June, Wallace Spearmon (Arkansas), Tyson Gay (Arkansas) and Darold Williamson (Baylor) took turns running the fastest times in the world.

Three collegiate records were set within the span of 2½ hours on the final day of competition, including a new NCAA record by LSU in the men’s 4 x 400 relay. Olympic-sized individual talent and furious team competition combine to make the NCAA meet unique in the world of track.

The NCAA track and field committee broke with tradition in awarding the 2005, 2006 and 2007 collegiate track championships to Sacramento State. The NCAA meet hadn’t been held at the same site in successive years since Marquette University in Milwaukee played host to the 1944-45 championships.

Tickets for the 2006 Championships are now on sale. Four-day packages begin at $55 for general admission and cost $70 for reserved seats. For tickets, call (916) 566-6560. Additional information is available at www.hornetsports.com.

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California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 • infodesk@csus.edu