Women’s track and field gear up for Indoor Nationals


Burtland Dixon

By Burtland Dixon

Sports Editor

The women’s indoor track and field season is coming to a conclusion this upcoming week. Select Cougars will be taking their talents to Geneva, Ohio to put their skills to the ultimate challenge, Nationals.

With a collective impressive showing from the whole team, only athletes who hit the “A” standard in an event will be competing. Runners like Charlotte Kuzminsky, Kate Bouvatte, Natalie Rodriguez and Cristen Lane are among those who qualified.

While at Nationals, CSUSM will have a total of ten athletes in competition, which is a slight increase from last year. The anticipation is building for these athletes as they await for their chance to engrave themselves in history. Placing in the top nine gets you identified as an All-American. Sure, becoming All-American is a great milestone for athletes, but why not first place? That will get you known as the fastest indoor runner in the nation.

Nationals is where the sweat and pain is all accounted for. All the work put in comes down to a race or two depending on if there is a preliminary round before finals. For athlete Brittany Hollie, it’ll come down to a matter of seconds due to how short her race will be. Hard to imagine that being crowned a national champion is decided by milliseconds in many races.

Coach Scott and Coach Wes have done their best in preparing their athletes for what comes next. Ask any of them and they will all say they’re ready.

Our Cougars will be demonstrating their skills Ohio from March 5 through 7.