09 Dec 2021 | 06:40 | Track and Field
Big West Conference Championship Central
Big West Men’s Performance List
Big West Women’s Performance List
NORTHRIDGE, Calif.—The CSUN men’s and women’s track and field teams head to Irvine this week for the Big West Conference Championship. The meet has been expanded due to COVID-19 concerns to three days and gets underway Thursday with the first field event, the women’s hammer getting underway at 10 a.m. The first track event is the women’s 400m hurdles’ prelims and that is set for 5 p.m.
Friday’s action begins at 10 a.m. with the first field event (women’s high jump) with the first running event (the trials of the women’s 100m hurdles) scheduled for 4:30 p.m. The final day is Saturday when the meet begins at 11 a.m. with the men’s triple jump. The first final is set for noon and is the women’s 4x100m relay.
Coverage of the Big West Championship will be streamed on BigWest.tv. The Matadors have the No. 1 seed in both the men’s and women’s triple jump. Mathieu Tshani’s 50-11 1/2 that was put up during the Apr. 23 Matador Invitational is the top triple jump in the Big West so far. On the women’s side, Sameerah Evans’ 41-3 1/4 that she recorded on Apr. 2 at the Red & Black Invitational is the top performer in the league this season.
The Matador women sit in sixth place as the meet gets underway. Brianna Kelpis finished eighth in the Big West Conference Heptathlon last week. She scored 4,175 points in her first career heptathlon which earned CSUN a point. Her performance was the sixth-best by CSUN freshman in program history. Kelpis recorded a season-best in the javelin when she recorded a toss of 119-10 on her first attempt. She finished first in the event, earning 601 points. Kelpis’ throw was the eighth-best by a freshman in the javelin in the history of the CSUN program.