JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 9, 2017) – Following a successful Buccaneer Track and Field Invitational last weekend, the ETSU men’s and women’s track and field teams will travel to Nashville to compete in the Music City Challenge, which starts on Feb. 10.
About the Bucs
ETSU is coming off a successful home meet this past weekend where the seniors stole the show. Senior Matt Moore (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) was named Southern Conference indoor athlete of the week by clocking the quickest time in the 60m dash this season in the conference (6.79). Fellow senior Brett Squibbs (Rock Hill, S.C.) nearly took home first place honors in men’s pole vault with a mark of 5.15m. The vault tied an indoor personal best and an ETSU record. Michael Williams (Mt. Laurel, N.J.), also a senior, finished second in the men’s 60m hurdles and almost set a personal best but fell just 0.02 seconds behind that mark he set in 2016 (8.14). To round out the senior standouts at the Buccaneer Track and Field Invitational, Victoria Hutchens (Stuart, Va.) crushed her personal best in the women’s 3000m as she finished second with a time of 10:17.99.
Aside from the seniors, sophomore Kyra Atkins (Greer, S.C.) earned first place honors in the women’s 60H with a time of 8.46 in the finals. Freshman Adam Bradtmueller (Sarasota, Fla.) earned his second first place finish in his rookie campaign as he took home the top spot in the men’s one mile run on the final day. He finished with a mark of 4:16.55. Also, the ETSU men’s distance medley relay team won the 4000m DMR event with a time of 10:12.04.
About the meet
This is the second road meet for the Bucs this season. Their first away meet was in Blacksburg three weeks ago at the Hokie Invitational.
The meet begins on Friday, Feb. 10 at 5 p.m. (central time) with the men’s and women’s high jumps and the women’s weighted throw finals. The second and final day of the Music City Challenge begins at 11 a.m. (central time) with the women’s 3000m.
The meet is being held at the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility on Vanderbilt’s campus in Nashville.
Director of Track and Field/Cross Country, George Watts: "This weekend’s meet gives us an opportunity to go up against some very good teams and competition. Our goal is quality over quantity. Last week we ran our kids pretty hard. This week we will limit them to their primary events. If we handle the pressure of a higher end meet, then I believe we will have some pretty nice performances. We have a few kids that have a chance to challenge some school records, and this meet offers them the best opportunity to do so."
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