Women's Track & Field Opens Outdoor Season

Rebecca Garcia clears the water jump at last year's Johnny Mathis Invitational.
March 18, 2015

Following a two-week break in the schedule, the San Jose State University women's track and field team begins its outdoor season with the majority of the team competing in the annual Johnny Mathis Invitational at San Francisco State University, Saturday, March 21.

Twenty-eight Spartans seek to establish in a baseline at the start of the outdoor season at Cox Stadium. San José State has entries in every track event except for the 5,000 meters and in the high jump, long jump and triple jump.

Junior Jade Childs makes her San José State debut as the only Spartan entered in the Northridge Invitational Multi-Events, March 19 & 20 on the Cal State Northridge campus. The Northern Arizona University transfer has a lifetime best of 4,974 in the heptathlon and finished third in the event at the 2014 Big Sky Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Her first day of the 100-meter hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200 meters begins at 12:15 p.m. Final day competitions in the long jump, javelin and 800 meters start at 1:15 p.m.

Nearly half of the Spartan team headed to the Johnny Mathis Invitational will compete in their first major college competition. Freshman Caitlin Wilson is coming off a seventh-place finish in the 200 at the Mountain West Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. Wilson tops a significant sprint contingent.

High jumper Emma Sutherland, a graduate student from Napier, New Zealand, and freshman long jumpers Nicole Iloanya and Cambree Harbaugh also placed in the top-eight at the Mountain West meet. Iloanya and Harbaugh are entered in the long jump, the triple jump and as half of a 4x100-meter relay quartet.



Pacific, USF, Santa Clara and Saint Mary's are four NCAA Division I opponents facing off with San José State. The Johnny Mathis Invitational begins at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $7.00 per person.

San José State University possible entries Johnny Mathis Invitational
100 meters
Kelsey Johnson-Upshaw Ariana Larson Maija Pinkins DeAndrea Powell
Lenae Stevens Caitlin Wilson
200 meters
Kayla Denson Kelsey Johnson-Upshaw Ariana Larson Maija Pinkins
DeAndrea Powell Madiha Raza Lenae Stevens Caitlin Wilson
400 meters
Kayla Denson Madiha Raza
800 meters
Morgan Bailey Jennifer Beckingham Marayne Martin
1,500 meters
Marissa Buckley Miranda Dos Santos Melanie Fujiwara Breanna Garcia
Rebecca Garcia Allison Kimura Lalida Maokhamphiou Karina Nunes
Diana Orozco Angelica Parodi Agnes Portal
Rebecca Garcia Allison Kimura Lalida Maokhamphiou Agnes Portal
100 meter hurdles
Leah Lambert Makayla Webb
High Jump
Emma Sutherland
Long Jump
Cambree Harbaugh Nicole Iloanya Kelsey Johnson-Upshaw Leah Lambert
Triple Jump
Cambree Harbaugh Nicole Iloanya
4x100 Relay teams 4x400 Relay teams
Northridge Invitational Multi-Events
Jade Childs