The Golden West Invitational track and field meet, held in Sacramento from 1965 through 2012, will return to the capital this summer – with a twist.
After one year at Cal, the Golden West, the oldest high school invitational in the United States, again will be held at Sacramento State’s Hornet Stadium. And it will be on June 28, alongside the 2014 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
Many of the top athletes expected to compete in the national meet June 26-29 – including Allyson Felix, Galen Rupp, Ashton Eaton, Christian Taylor, Bershawn Jackson and Bianca Knight – once competed in the Golden West.
The Golden West will be held from 3:30 to 9 p.m., after that day’s national meet competition. Tickets purchased for Saturday’s national meet include the Golden West.
A new $1.2 million track is expected to be built this springat Sac State, which hosted the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in 2000 and 2004.
Tickets for all four days of the national championships range from $50 to $125 and are available at Sac State’s ticket office in the athletic center main lobby or online at www.csus.edu/hornettickets. Individual daily tickets are expected to go on sale in May.
Sac State men’s golf in third at Costa Mesa
The Sac State men’s golf team is in third place, six strokes behind first-place Long Beach State following the first day of the Anteater Invitational in Costa Mesa, according to the school’s athletics website.
The Hornets (581) trail host UC Irvine (579) and Long Beach State (575) entering today’s final 18-hole round. The teams played two rounds Monday.
Owen Taylor was Sac State’s top individual. His two-round 142 left him tied for fourth. Kevin Lee of Long Beach State leads at 138. Sac State’s Luke Kristo (145) is eighth.
– Bee Sports staff