March 10, 2008

The Week Ahead At Cal State Northridge

March 10, 2008

The Week Ahead ... Bob Vazquez, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, offers his weekly insights on the accomplishments of the teams, coaches, and student-athletes who compete for Cal State Northridge ... The weekly report includes upcoming key games, and a report on what other activities are happening in the Matdor Athletic Department ... For more information, go to the new website of Matador Athletics, www.gomatadors.cstv.com

Matador Marathon ... Have you ever completed a marathon (26.2 miles)? ... Karen Mariglia has ... The hard-working administrative support coordinator is an avid runner, and recently was one of 17,000 runners who competed in the Los Angeles Marathon ... What is amazing is that Karen has run six marathons since turning 50 ... Running is an active passion for Mariglia, and a great way to stay healthy ... The Los Angeles Marathon course began in Universal City, and zigzagged through Los Angeles, and ended in the heart of the downtown area ... Mariglia ran the 26.2 miles in 6:42.53, not her best marathon effort, but 17 minutes faster than her effort in 2007 ... Mariglia laughs when she says she did not finish among the elite Kenyan runners, but is happy she finished the grueling race unhurt ... For her efforts, Mariglia received the official Los Angeles Marathon medallion, and of course, the respect and admiration for accomplishing a challenging effort ... Her next marathon effort will be the Long Beach Marathon in October ... In order to keep to compete in the marathon, Karen runs four days a week, a total of ten miles.

Go Matadors ...

MONDAY, MARCH 10

Men's Golf @ Lexus Classic, Fresno, All Day

TUESDAY, MARCH 11

Men's Golf @ Lexus Classic, Fresno, All Day

Water Polo vs Indiana, Matador Pool, 2:30 p.m.

Water Polo, Indiana vs Occidental, Matador Pool, 4:30 p.m.

Water Polo vs Occidental, Matador Pool, 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12

Tennis vs Texas State, Matador Tennis Courts, 2:00 p.m.

Men's Volleyball vs Pepperdine, 7:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, MARCH 13

Softball @ UCLA, 1:00 p.m.

Water Polo vs Bucknell, Matador Pool, 3:00 p.m.

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

Track & Field, Northridge Relays, Matador Track Complex, All Day

Track & Field @ NCAA Indoor Championships, Fayetteville, Arkansas, All Day

Baseball vs Liberty @ Southern Mississippi Tournament, 2:30 p.m., (ct)

Baseball @ Southern Mississippi, 6:30 p.m., (ct)

Men's Basketball @ Big West Tournament, Anaheim Convention Center, 8:00 p.m. (ESPNU)

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

Track & Field, Northridge Relays, Matador Track Complex, All Day

Track & Field @ NCAA Indoor Championships, Fayetteville, Arkansas, All Day

Tennis @ UC Santa Barbara, Noon

Baseball vs Liberty @ Southern Mississippi Tournament, 3:30 p.m. (ct)

Men's Basketball @ Big West Tournament, Anaheim Convention Center, 8:00 p.m. (EPSN2)

SUNDAY, MARCH 16

Water Polo vs Hawaii & Cal Baptist, Honolulu, tba

Baseball @ Southern Mississippi, 11:00 a.m. (ct)

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