Women’s track & field primed for SoCon Indoor Championship
Nicki Smith (left), Carolyn Hinch (right)
Women’s track & field primed for SoCon Indoor Championship
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bucs currently rank third in conference’s team power rankings

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Feb. 26, 2015) – The ETSU women’s track & field team will compete this weekend at the 2015 Southern Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship at the Birmingham CrossPlex. This is the 28th women’s indoor championship hosted by the SoCon.

The championship will begin Friday at 10:00 a.m. with the women’s pentathlon events, and will continue on the women’s side with running and field events throughout the day before concluding with the women’s distance medley relay at 7:15 p.m. Action will pick back up on Saturday for the ETSU women with the mile run final at 11:30 a.m. and will continue with sprints events throughout the afternoon. A few field and distance events will occur before competition at the championship wraps up with the 4x400-meter relays at 3:30 p.m. An award ceremony will then take place at 4:05.

Live Results for the meet will be available at TandFLive.com.  Results and recaps of ETSU’s performances can be found following competition both days by logging onto ETSUBucs.com. More information about the championship can be found at SoConSports.com. Additionally, the finals of each event will be streamed live on the SoCon Digital Network.

Going into the championship, the ETSU women currently rank third in the SoCon Women’s Indoor Track & Field Power Rankings with 109 points. Samford is second with 173.5 points and Western Carolina first with 221.

The Bucs are also relatively familiar with the Birmingham CrossPlex after competing there just two weeks ago at the Samford Invitational. At the Crossplex, the trio of Dede Edgecombe (Spartanburg, S.C.), Keturah Williams (Alpharetta, Ga.), and Ashley Kessler (Knoxville, Tenn.) continued their strong indoor seasons with solid performances. Senior hurdler Edgecombe raced to a runner-up finish in the women’s 60-meter hurdles with an 8.58 time. In the women’s 200-meter dash, junior sprinter Williams place seventh overall – out of 45 runners – with a time of 24.69. In the field, sophomore jumper Kessler again tied the school record with a mark of 3.80 meters in the women’s pole vault to place third. Look for these three student-athletes as prime candidates to score for ETSU as the team eyes a top-three team finish.

For more information about ETSU track & field, please visit ETSUBucs.com and click on the track & field links.

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