The weather is finally nice enough to start the outdoor track and field season.
Washington State and the University of Washington are in Los Angeles to compete in the Trojan Invitational, hosted by Southern California. The meet begins today.
Mid-Columbians competing for Washington State include Walla Walla's Garrett Gerling, Southridge's Andrew Gonzales, Hermiston's Mary Barnett, Othello's Christine Kirkwood and Courtney Simmons (Kirkwood) and Southridge's Andrea Smith. For Washington, Walla Walla's Aaron Nelson and Richland's Shaniae Lakes are on the roster.
Gonzaga will travel across town to Whitworth on Saturday to start its outdoor season, while the University of Idaho will join the Bulldogs.
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Gonzaga features Richland's Maggie Jones, while University of Idaho has Walla Walla's Andrew Bloom, Royal's Luke Tonnemaker and Richland's Cayle Turpen