Distance to Compete at Stanford Invite; Rest of Track Team Travels to Fresno for Cal/Nevada

March 28, 2007

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The men's track and field team will split for two big meets this weekend as five distance runners will head to Palo Alto for the Stanford Invitational, while the remainder of the team competes in Fresno at the Cal/Nevada Championships.

Heading to Palo Alto are - Austin Ramos (5000m); Mike Haddan (1500m); Laef Barnes (1500m); Kyle Shackleton (10,000m) and Henry Hagenbuch (steeple).

The Cal/Nevada meet marks the return of All-American Brandon Johnson after nearly a year off of competition. Johnson suffered a hamstring injury in April of 2006 and sat out the remainder of the season to heal. He will open up in the 400m hurdles, his signature event, this weekend.

Fellow All-American Kevin Craddock will make his outdoor debut in the high hurdles this weekend after a successful indoor season. Craddock held the No. 4 60m hurdles mark in the country but was forced to sit out of the NCAA Indoor Championships due to sickness. He is back and ready for a great sophomore campaign.

The 2006 Gatorade National Boys Track Athlete of the Year, David Klech, will make his outdoor debut in the 800m this weekend. Klech battled some injuries during the indoor season, but is ready and healthy for outdoors.

All of the throwers will be in action, as well as the vaulters and jumpers. Several of these athletes are in good position to win individual titles in Fresno. A group of sprinters and distance runners will also be in action at Cal/Nevada this weekend.

This is the first meet where the Bruins will vie for a team title.

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