GREEN VS. GOLD MEET STARTS SEASON FOR TRACK & FIELD

GREEN VS. GOLD MEET STARTS SEASON FOR TRACK & FIELD

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State track & field teams will have their first action prior to the 2018 season when they compete in the Green vs. Gold Meet this week. Competition begins on Tuesday and will conclude on Thursday.

The men's and women's teams were separated into Green and Gold squads through a draft conducted by the team's captains. Each event will be scored with points being awarded based on the number of competitors on each team.

The meet officially begins on Tuesday with the women's long jump at 2:15 p.m. inside Hornet Stadium. The first running event will be the women's 60-meter dash at 3:55 p.m. Other events during the opening day include the men's and women's weight throw, hammer and 60-meter hurdles.

On Thursday, the women's high jump started the day at 2:15 p.m. The meet will conclude with the men's 4x400 relay at 5:30 p.m.

Despite competing outdoors, Sacramento State will use the meet as training for the upcoming indoor season. The team will run 60 meters in both the sprints and hurdles. They will also shorten the 400-hurdles to 300 meters and the longest distance race will be 3,000 meters.

The Hornets' first team competition of the year will come on Jan. 20 at the Bronco Invitational in Boise, Idaho. Selected members of the team will start a week earlier at the Pole Vault Summit in Reno, Nev. Sacramento State finished fourth in both the men's and women's standings at last year's Big Sky Indoor Championships. The preseason coaches poll for 2018 will be released in January.

GREEN VS. GOLD MEET SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Dec. 5
Track Events
8:30 a.m. - Men's 3-Leg DMR (1200-800-1600)
3:55 p.m. - Women's 60m
4:05 p.m. - Men's 60m
4:20 p.m. - Women's 60m Hurdles
4:35 p.m. - Men's 60m Hurdles

Field Events
2:15 p.m. - Women's Long Jump
2:30 p.m. - Men's and Women's Weight Throw
3:10 p.m. - Men's Long Jump

Wednesday, Dec. 6
8:00 a.m. - Women's 3-Leg DMR (1200-800-1600)

Thursday, Dec. 7
Track Events
8:00 a.m. - Men's 3K
3:00 p.m. - Women's 3K
3:55 p.m. - Women's 300m
4:00 p.m. - Men's 300m
4:20 p.m. - Women's 300m Hurdles
4:25 p.m. - Men's 300m Hurdles
5:25 p.m. - Women's 4x400 Relay
5:30 p.m. - Men's 4x400 Relay

Field Events
2:15 p.m. - Women's High Jump
2:40 p.m. - Men's and Women's Shot Put
3:30 p.m. - Men's and Women's Triple Jump
4:15 p.m. - Men's and Women's Javelin
4:20 p.m. - Men's High Jump

Friday, Dec. 8
2:30 p.m. - Women's Pole Vault