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Cal Poly Track & Field Heads to Westmont for Pair of Early-Season Meets

Cal Poly Track & Field Heads to Westmont for Pair of Early-Season Meets

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — After opening the outdoor track & field season with 13 first-place finishes and winning three out of four team pairings at the Big West Double Dual in Riverside, Cal Poly will now travel to Westmont for two meets this week.

The Mustangs will first compete at the Jim Klein Multi-Event Invitational on Thursday (with the decathlon scheduled for a 12 noon start, followed by the heptathlon at 1 p.m.) and Friday (resuming at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.), before returning to Montecito for the Westmont Classic on Saturday.

The Jim Klein meet, which will have a minimum of 30 minutes between each event, should conclude around 5 p.m. both days.

Cal Poly senior Devin Bennett (a 2014 all-conference performer with a PR of 7,069 points), sophomore Jacob Rickman (making his combined-events debut) and juniors Danny Yeager (6,054) & Ted Scranton (last year's Big West Championships runner-up, with a score of 6,768) will compete in the decathlon.

Mustang junior Jessica Rasmussen (with a previous best of 4,346 points), sophomore Kirby Ruback (3,844) and redshirt freshman Keana Viss are entered in the heptathlon.

The Westmont Classic features a 7-5-4-3-2-1 scoring format. The Mustangs are sending a trio of pole vaulters: freshmen Hannah Chang (whose lifetime best is 12 feet) and Larissa Kurtz (also 12-0) on the women's side, slated for an 11 a.m. start, and sophomore Tomi Nord (15-3) to represent the men's squad afterward (with the meet ending around 4 p.m.).

Parking at Westmont is available at the tennis courts lot or across from the track.

Jim Klein Multi-Event Invitational Schedule of Events
Westmont Classic Schedule of Events
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