|The 2008 track and field team.|
The largest event in NCAA Division II Track and Field will take place May 22-24 and Cal Poly Pomona will be at the forefront of the event.
The Broncos will play host to the 2008 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the second time in four years at Mt. San Antonio College's Hilmer Lodge Stadium.
“We are extremely honored to serve as the host institution for the 2008 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships,” Bronco Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Brian Swanson said. “The ability to have our student-athletes compete on a national level in front of family and friends enhances their overall experience at Cal Poly Pomona. Our local corporate partners also benefit from the economic influence this championship brings as it did with the 2005 National Cross Country Championships and other past events.”
The Broncos have hosted several NCAA cross country and track and field events in recent years. Cal Poly Pomona hosted national cross country championships in 2000 and 2005 at Prado Park in Chino and also hosted regional cross country events those same two years.
When the Broncos hosted the 2004 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships, it was the first time that event had been held in Southern California since 1996 when UC Riverside hosted the championships.
A plethora of volunteer opportunities exist for those who wish to take part in the championships. This NCAA Championship will be as successful as those who work together to put on the meet for the nation's best Division II Track and Filed student-athletes. Volunteers are being accepted for Thursday, Friday and Saturday to assist in a variety of ways including ticket sales, merchandising, event management, working at a specific event, media relations and many other unique opportunities. Volunteer shifts are approximately four hours. Contact Sonia Campos at (909) 869-2810 for details.
For the event schedule and more information, go to www.broncoathletics.com and click on the NCAA Track and Field 2008 Championship logo.