Women's Track and Field Opens Indoor Season Friday At Chippewa Open


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Jan. 11, 2006

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's track and field team opens the indoor season this Friday, Jan. 13 at the Chippewa Open in Mount Pleasant on the campus of Central Michigan University. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Jack Skoog Indoor Track Facility.

"This is just an opener to see where we are," said MSU head coach Angela Goodman, who enters her eighth year. "It's a non-scoring meet, so it's a chance for the girls to run in a competive setting and get ready for the season."

MSU will have five indoor meets before the Big Ten Indoor Championships on Feb. 25-26 in Madison, Wis. The Spartans have a meet with Illinois and Illinois State next weekend in Champaign, Ill., followed by a trip to the Michigan Intercollegiate Jan. 28 in Ypsilanti. Michigan State also has dates at the Meyo Invitational Feb. 3-4 in South Bend, Ind., and the Iowa State Classic Feb. 10-11 in Ames, Iowa.

The Last Chance Qualifier is March 3-4 before the NCAA Indoor Championships on March 10-11 in Fayetteville, Ark.

Michigan State returns 17 letterwinners from last season's team that finished sixth in the Big Ten Indoor Championships.

For complete results of the Chippewa Open, visit www.msuspartans.com or www.cmuchippewas.com.