JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 13, 2020) – The ETSU track and field team split up their squad this weekend to take on two meets, the Bucs finishing off a small portion of their scheduled events on Friday.
The distance runners headed to the Music City Challenge in Nashville, hosted by Vanderbilt. With a variety of top programs across the region there, the Bucs only had one event to compete in with the men’s 5000m.
Only three events were held in the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational in Lynchburg, Va. in the opening day of action. ETSU competed in both the men’s and women’s weight throw before competing in the event-heavy Saturday.
Buxton missed a school record by .02m in the weight throw, a record she set last year in a toss of 18.49m.
Field Highlights from Day One of the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitation:
Track Highlights from Day One of the Music City Challenge
Thoughts From Coach Watts
On the distance runners: "I'm pleased with the efforts put forth by Ben and Seth. Ben has come off of a bout with the flu recently so his effort is commendable. Seth had about a 17 second personal best and continues to make progress."
On the throwers: "Our throwers were up against some pretty stout competition at Liberty with the highlight being Symphony having a strong showing and flirting with breaking her school record."
On tomorrow's events: "We have a lot to look forward to tomorrow and I'm expecting continued improvement from everyone competing."
For a full list of results the Music City Challenge and Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational, use the link on the right side of this page.
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