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ETSU welcomes competitors from approximately 40 regional schools for its second home meet in less than a month
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 5, 2015) – The ETSU track & field program will host its second meet in less than a month when it welcomes teams from throughout the region for the 2015 Buccaneer Invitational, Friday – Saturday, inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center on David E. Walker Track at Gentry Field.
Student-athletes from approximately 40 schools from throughout the Southeast are entered into competition which will begin on Friday with pentathlon and heptathlon events set to start at 8 and 9 a.m., respectively. Competition will conclude for the day with the men’s 5000-meter run at 7 p.m. Action will pick back up on Saturday morning with the women’s long jump at 8:30 and end with the 4x400-meter relays at 5 and 5:30 p.m.
Live results will be available throughout the meet at TandFLive.com. Results and recaps can be found at the end of each day by logging onto ETSUBucs.com. Tickets will be available for purchase on Saturday only from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for $5 on the third level on the west side of the Dome. Parking will be available for fans on campus in Lot 22 - A.
In action for the fourth week in a row to begin the 2015 indoor season, the Bucs look to continue the progression after a solid showing last week at the Hilton Garden Innvitational in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The weekend was highlighted by strong performances in sprints and hurdles events. After racing to a 7.74 time in the women’s 60-meter dash preliminary and semifinal races, junior sprinter Keturah Williams (Alpharetta, Ga.) continued the momentum into the finals on Saturday. The Georgia native raced to an improved fourth-place finish in the event finals with a time of 7.71. In the women’s 60-meter hurdles, senior Dede Edgecombe (Spartanburg, S.C.) raced to an 8.48 time to qualify for the finals. The only American collegiate competitor in a field of eight, the native South Carolinian improved from her previous times with an 8.43 time to finish sixth in the final.
For more information about ETSU track & field, please visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the track & field links.
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