I’m running a triathlon this weekend.
Unlike every other triathlon known to mankind, all you have to do is watch other people exercise to complete it. UC Davis will host three sporting events at three different venues within a period that’ll span roughly 12 hours on Saturday.
I dare you to join me. Your name will (literally) go down in history if you do.
If you survive this challenge, you’ll get a prize that’ll last longer than any pair of tube socks (well, for me at least…I always seem to lose them). I’ll be listing the names of those brave souls to complete this test in Monday’s California Aggie.
The day begins bright and early as the men’s and women’s cross country team hosts the first-ever Doc Adams Open at 9 a.m.
Led by senior Kim Conley, the Aggie women placed second in their last meet – which just so happened to be the prestigious and ridiculously competitive Stanford Invitational. The men have some serious depth, and they’ll be using it Saturday.
The event will be held at the Putah Creek Reserve, located about 5 miles west of campus. This is your first – and last – chance to see the team at home during the academic year. Don’t miss out.
Also, be sure to find me on the course so I can get your name down to go in the paper – if you can finish the triathlon’s final two legs.
Once the Open is in the books, men’s soccer will be off to the races.
I’ll just say it: If you tell me I’m only allowed to watch one UC Davis team, I’m watching men’s soccer. These guys can outrun anybody (Quincy Amarikwa, anyone?), and run over everybody (See: Anibaba, Sule…and get out of the way once you see him).
All you have to do is show up at Aggie Soccer Stadium at 1 p.m. and get ready to go crazy with those soccer hooligans in the Ags Hole.
In the nightcap, UC Davis football returns to Aggie Stadium for its second home contest of the season.
The team has traveled some 10,000 miles and played in four time zones in the past four weeks. All I’m asking you to do is migrate from one Aggie Stadium to a different one.
The contest begins under the lights at 6 p.m., and will conclude sometime after 9 p.m. to put the wraps on Saturday’s showcase of UC Davis athletics.
For athletes to get their name in the paper, they usually have to do something good on field. You just have to watch.
ADAM LOBERSTEIN can be reached at email@example.com.
Directions to the Putah Creek Reserve
From Davis (Highway 113)
1. Head west on Russell Boulevard to County Road 98, then turn left (south).
2. Pass the UC Davis Primate Center (the intersection of Hutchison and CR 98).
3. Approximately a half-mile south of the Primate Center, shortly before crossing a bridge over Putah Creek, there is right turn, which will be marked for the cross country meet with signs.
4. Walk/drive into that turn. As you face west, you will find a gate to your right that leads you to the course area.
– Source: www.ucdavisaggies.com.