Bucs ready to compete in the Samford Invitational
Bucs ready to compete in the Samford Invitational
Thursday, February 11, 2016

ETSU looks for strong showing in its final tune up prior to conference meet

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 11, 2016) – The ETSU Track & Field program will look to build upon the momentum it gained last weekend Friday when it competes in the Samford Invitational at the Birmingham CrossPlex. This will be the last meet prior to the SoCon Indoor Championships Feb. 27-28 also in Birmingham, Ala.

“One of our goals Friday is to familiarize our team with the conference meet site that is scheduled two weeks from this weekend, said ETSU Director of Track & Field/Cross Country George Watts. “We want to have a solid meet and hopefully improve on our performances.  Since we are coming off of an emotional and competitive meet from this past weekend we will be careful how hard we compete this weekend.  We do have some injury concerns and don't want to add anyone else to that list.” 

The Bucs had several standout performances in its final home meet last weekend. Three Bucs won their respective events and five more athletes finished in the top five. Highlighting the week were Matt Moore (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) and Ashley Kessler (Knoxville, Tenn.) who not only won their events but they also were honored by the conference. Moore won SoCon Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, while Kessler was the SoCon’s Student-Athlete of the Week.

“Overall I'm pleased with the effort especially from this past weekend and hope to continue in that direction,” said Watts.

The meet, which will have 29 different schools competing, will get underway at 9 a.m. with the women’s weight throw and will conclude around 5:55 p.m. with the men’s 4x4 relay.


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