JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 15, 2007) - A year ago the ETSU men's track and field team won the inaugural Atlantic Sun Indoor Conference Championship and this weekend they will look to keep the title at home as they try for a repeat at the conference championships. The meet begins Friday with the heptathlon kicking things off at 8:30 a.m. inside Memorial Center.
On the men's side, ETSU is the front-runner (154 points) along with Belmont (90 points) and Gardner-Webb (82 points). The men will look to become the first team in school history to post back-to-back indoor championships. Both the men and women will look to win individual titles in their respective events, while the women as team will shoot for a spot in the top three. Jacksonville is heading in as the favorite (146 points) followed by Belmont (94 points) and ETSU (91 points) for the top spots.
"It's really important for us to build off this season's success and execute everything we have worked on this weekend at the A-Sun Championships," said associate head coach Michelle Byrne. "All of our athletes have been training very well and this is the healthiest the team has been all season. We feel very confident heading into the meet this weekend, and as long as we advance in numbers and score high both teams will control their own destiny."