April 9, 2009
DAVIS, Calif. - More than 500 competitors will take part in the annual Woody Wilson Classic at UC Davis on Saturday, showcasing top collegiate and open track and field competition on campus.
The event, which has been a staple of Picnic Day for many years, has been moved up one week for this year's edition. Competition begins on the field with the men's pole vault and javelin at 9 a.m. with running events starting at 10 a.m.
The Woody Wilson Classic is sponsored by Atlas Tracks, Brooks Running, and ROEBBELEN. General admission is $7, senior and non-UC Davis students are $5, children 5 and under as well as UC Davis undergraduates are free. It will be hosted at the Woody Wilson Track.
The meet, which will conclude with the 4x400-meter relays beginning at 5:20 p.m., also features several community-oriented races. The McLean Family Kid's Races are at 10 a.m., the Fit For Life Seniors Run is at 1 p.m. and the Special Olympics 100-meters will be at 1:20.
The UC Davis men's and women's track and field teams will be in full force at the meet, trying to add to the list of 12 individuals that have already qualified for the NCAA Division I Regional Championships.
The Aggies are coming off performances at the Mondo Invitational at Sacramento State last week which netted hurdler Polly Gnepa and distance specialist Kim Conley awards as Big West Conference Track Athletes of the Week.