Cal State Northridge will attempt to begin a new streak at the NCAA Division II track championships starting today at Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
From 1979-1985, CSUN men's teams placed in the top 10 at the national meet. But in 1986, the Matadors scored only five points and placed 32nd.
Led by Tyrone Jeffries, Will James and Gary Jackson, Northridge could challenge for a top 10 finish once again.
Jeffries, a freshman, will compete in the 110-meter high hurdles, the 400 intermediate hurdles and run the opening leg on the 4 x 100 relay. James will run in the 1,500 and Jackson will compete in the long jump and anchor the 4 x 100 relay.
Freddie Williams, the two-time defending champion at 800 meters, is expected to lead Abilene Christian to a sixth straight Division II title.
Freshman Darcy Arreola will lead the Northridge women, who placed sixth last year. Arreola is one of the favorites in the 1,500 meters