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Fourth annual Niswonger Invitational set to begin
The fourth annual Niswonger Invitational kicks off Friday morning
The fourth annual Niswonger Invitational kicks off Friday morning

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

            Johnson City, Tenn. (Jan. 18, 2006) - The East Tennessee State University track & field team has begun final preparations for the Niswonger Foundation Track and Field Invitational, that will be held in ETSU's Memorial Center January 20th and 21st. This year's meet is the fourth year that the Niswonger Foundation will be sponsoring the meet and the 28th meet overall.

 

The meet will showcase some of the world's top collegiate, post collegiate, and professional athletes. Over 600 athletes from 33 institutions will compete in the two-day event.  Athletes from the University of Virginia and perennial track power Tennessee will be in action, as well as some ETSU alumni competing against professional athletes from Adidas, Reebok and others.

 

This year's meet features the following six elite invitational events: women's and men's 3000 meter, women's and men's 60 meter dash, and women's and men's 60 meter hurdles.

 

The meet begins at 11 a.m. Friday morning, and runs until seven o'clock Saturday evening.

 

For a detailed scheduled, list of entrants, and results from the meet click on the link provided at the top of this page.