Track & field back in action at ETSU Invitational
Track & field back in action at ETSU Invitational
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Bucs host their second consecutive meet this weekend

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 14, 2016) – A week after opening its season with the David E. Walker Kickoff Classic, the ETSU track & field program returns to action Jan. 15-16 when it hosts the ETSU Invitational inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center on David E. Walker Track at Gentry Field. The meet, which was formerly called the Niswonger Invitational, will feature over 30 different schools including nine from Division I.

The action will begin Friday morning at 10 a.m. when the prelims women’s 60m hurdles get underway. Events will continue throughout the day and will conclude with the women’s 5000 meter run around 6 p.m. The following day’s events will begin at 8 a.m. with the women’s 3000m run and the final events will begin around 6:10 p.m. with 4x400m relays for both men and women.

ETSU will look to build upon its performances last week as it saw two athletes win events and 22 top 10 finishes take place in its first competition of the season. Leading the group of performances were sophomore Haydn Borghetti-Metz (Rogersville, Tenn.) and junior Simeon Roberts (Greeneville, Tenn.) who won the one mile run and 300 meter run, respectively. Borghetti-Metz also was awarded the General Shale Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week following his performances last weekend.

Live results will be available throughout the meet at timinginc.com and by clicking on the “Live Results” link. Tickets for this weekend’s meet are $5 and available on the west side/third level of the Mini Dome. Parking is available for fans on campus in Lot 22.

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