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Warriors open track season with notable performances

POSTED January 26, 2010 10:10 p.m.
Annie Burlingham and the Foldager sisters led Cal State Stanislaus on the opening day of the Indoor Track & Field season on Saturday, as the Warriors started the 2010 season at the Cherry and Silver Invitational in Albuquerque.
The event was held at the Albuquerque Convention Center, the site of this year's national championship meet.
Burlingham starts the indoor season with a NCAA provisional qualifier mark in the pole vault with a height of 11 feet, 7 3/4 inches. Burlingham finished eighth in Saturday's event. Her husband, Kasey, is the defending Division II outdoor national champion in the pole vault.
Denali Foldager turned in a top 10 finish in the mile run at 5 minutes, 23.07 seconds. The event was won by Arizona's Margaret Callahan in 5:01.03.
Rubye Foldager clocked 2:23.66 in the 800-meter run to finish 14th. The winning time was 2:05.86.
Cal State Stanislaus was just one of two Division II programs — the other being San Francisco State — that competed at the event hosted by the University of New Mexico. Stanford, California, Houston, Arizona, New Mexico and BYU of Division I also participated.
Rio Schwalbach highlighted the field competition for the Warriors, placing in the high jump and triple jump. She cleared 4-feet, 8 1/4 inches in the high jump and leaped 33 feet, 3 inches in the triple.
In the pole vault, Alicia Wagner posted a 10-foot-8 while Jeni Cunha led in two throwing events. Cunha turned in a 41 feet, 11 1/4 inches in the weight throw and toss the shot put 37 feet, 6 1/2 inches.
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