Long Beach State set to host ninth annual Twilight Distance Carnival on Saturday
Dec. 8, 2011
LONG BEACH - The 49er track & field and cross country teams are set to host the ninth annual Twilight Distance Carnival on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Long Beach State's Jack Rose Track.
The event is run under the lights and features great high school, community college, university and open level runners from all around the southland. This year is expected to be the biggest turnout yet.
"We take great pride in this event and its unique atmosphere," 49er head coach Andy Sythe said. "We strive to make the Distance Carnival a `show' for the athletes. The lights and the D.J. playing music really add to the energy of the event."
The meet features five men's and five women's events. It is set to get underway with the women's 1600-meter run at 5 p.m., and will conclude with the men's 3200m at 8:20 p.m.
TWILIGHT DISTANCE CARNIVAL SCHEDULE Time Event 5 p.m. Women's 1600m 5:30 p.m. Men's 1600m 6 p.m. Women's 400m (no blocks) 6:15 p.m. Men's 400m (no blocks) 6:30 p.m. Women's 2000m Steeple Chase (30" barriers) 6:45 p.m. Men's 2000m Steeple Chase (36" barriers) 7 p.m. Women's 800m 7:30 p.m. Men's 800m 8 p.m. Women's 3200m 8:20 p.m. Men's 3200m