By Jeremy Gonzalez, Sports Editor
The CSUDH track and field team are set to begin the 2020 season right after the new year arrives, with the Toros’ first event being indoors in Boise, Idaho at the Bronco Invitational on Saturday Jan. 18.
Toros head coach Warren Edmonson returns for his 18th season in charge of the program, after joining the program in 2000 and serving as an assistant coach for two seasons before taking over the reigns in 2002.
Edmonson has coached 34 All-Americans during his time at the helm for CSUDH, including world champion and three-time Olympic medalist Carmelita Jeter. He always tries to look for “diamonds in the rough” since other schools like USC or UCLA recruit the top local runners.
One of the top performers from last season’s team was Tia Parrish, who returns for her senior year this coming season. Parrish earned All-CCAA honors in 2019 by helping the 4×100 relay team finish third in the CCAA championships with a time of 47.76 seconds.
Yulinda Sam, Argnae Myers and Michelle Pickens also earned All-CCAA honors in 2019 as juniors for their third place finish in the 4×100 relay with Parrish, and all return for their senior year in 2020.
The team welcomes one new member to the team, freshman Charron Molette from Desert Hot Springs high school.
The Toros have four indoor events and 11 outdoor events on their schedule for 2020. The closest events will be at the Jesse Owens Track at Cal State LA. The Cal State LA Invitational is scheduled for Feb. 29 and the Twilight Open will take place on April 15 and 16.
The first outdoor event for the Toros will be the Rossi Relays at the Burns Track Complex in Claremont on Saturday Feb. 22.