JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 4, 2016) – The ETSU Track & Field program will host its final home meet of the season this weekend as it will welcome nearly sixty schools to the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center on David E. Walker Track at Gentry Field for the Buccaneer Invitational.
“This is the second annual Buccaneer Invitational and believe this will be more competitive than last year,” said ETSU Director of Track & Field/Cross Country George Watts. “We have two meets until our conference championship so it’s critical that we begin to make a move up the conference lists this weekend.”
Events are scheduled to begin 8 a.m. Friday with the 60m hurdles, which is a part of the women’s pentathlon and will wrap up around 8:15 p.m. with the Men’s 5000m run. Saturday’s events will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the women’s long jump and will close out around 5:45 p.m. with the Men’s 4x400m relay final.
“We are excited about hosting our third home meet of the season,” said Watts. “It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase our team and our athletes are appreciative to get the chance to compete at home.”
This weekend will also the last home meet for ETSU’s seven senior athletes: Angus Baldwin (Tumbi Umbi, Austrailia), Matt Joyner (Jackson, Tenn.), Thomas Miller (Lithonia, Ga.), A’Darrius Sanders (Knoxville, Tenn.), Tyesha Jones (Nashville, Tenn.), Ashley Kessler (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Keturah Williams (Alpharetta, Ga.).
“We will have seven seniors lining up for their last home meet and I wish them the best,” said Watts.
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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