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USU track: Aggies to compete at Sacramento State's Mondo Mid-Major Challenge

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, April 10 2013 3:38 p.m. MDT

Utah State's men's and women's track and field teams travel to Sacramento, Calif., to compete in Sacramento State's Mondo Mid-Major Challenge at Hornet Stadium on Thursday through Saturday, April 11-13.

Action at Hornet Stadium begins Thursday at 1 p.m. MT with four of the seven events in the women's heptathlon and five of the 10 events in the men's decathlon. The multi-events conclude Friday. Field events begin at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, while the running events start at 8 p.m. The final day of competition kicks off at 11:15 a.m. with the field events, along with running events beginning at noon on Saturday.

Live results will be available for fans by clicking on the "Live Results" link on USU's track and field page. A full recap of the three-day competition will also be posted to the website at the conclusion of the meet Saturday.

"We are excited to go to this meet. We are taking almost everybody and I am happy about that. It is a good meet for all calibers of our team and we are excited for the athletes to have a chance to compete," USU head coach Gregg Gensel said. "We are just trying to improve and get better. The athletes are really excited about getting into some warmer weather."

The Aggies host their lone home meet of the year, the Mark Faldmo Invitational, on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, at Ralph Maughan Track Stadium in Logan, Utah.

Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.

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