Friday, April 06, 2012

Olympic year is out of the blocks this weekend (Stanford Invitational)

It's another year for the annual Stanford Invitational track and field meet but not just another year. This one is special, because it ends with the Olympic Games in London this summer.

An Olympic year is always a special one and organizers of the 38th running of the Stanford Invitational hope this weekend's meet at Cobb Track and Angell Field will be a positive step forward for a number of athletes planning on making the trip to England.

Defending Olympic decathlon gold medalist Bryan Clay, for example, will be on hand Friday and Saturday to begin preparation for his title defense after battling injuries last season.

The meet will get underway on Friday morning at 9 a.m. with the men's collegiate javelin. Running events begin at 11 a.m.

High School and college events will rotate throughout the meet, but the highlight of the meet is often Friday's distance carnival that begins at 5:15 p.m. The distance races will feature some of the top college and pro athletes in the country and will go deep into the night, with the last race scheduled for 10:48 p.m. 

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Any nor cal alumni have a shot to get the trials standard today or tomorrow?

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