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Track & field readies for Hilton Garden Invitational
Thursday, January 30, 2014
ETSU aims to continue the momentum established two weeks ago at the Niswonger Invitational
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Jan. 30, 2014) – The ETSU men’s and women’s track & field teams will continue the indoor season this weekend at the Hilton Garden Invitational inside the JDL Fast Track Indoor Track & Field Facility.
Competition will begin at noon on Friday with the women’s pentathlon 60 meter hurdles and will conclude with the men’s 800 meter run set to begin at 9 p.m. Action will pick back up on Saturday with the men’s and women’s weight throw at 9 a.m. with competition ending later with the men’s 4x400 meter relay launching at 4:40 p.m.
The Buccaneers will return to action after a successful weekend of competition at the 2014 Niswonger Invitational, Jan. 17-18. On day two of the Invitational, ETSU took the top spot in four events and finished in the top three in nine total events. Featured among these top finishers were a number of student-athletes who showed well in distance events. Jessica Palmer (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) started the momentum with a first-place finish in the women’s 5000 meter run with a time of 18:43.07. On the men’s side, Simeon Roberts (Greeneville, Tenn.) tallied the top finish in the men’s mile run blue section with a time of 4:19.44.
On the short track for the women, Dede Edgecombe (Spartanburg, S.C.) backed up her first-place finish in the 60 meter hurdle prelims a day prior with an even better performance on day two in the finals with a first-place time of 8.53.
In the field, freshman Brett Squibbs (Rock Hill, S.C.) turned in an impressive performance in the men’s pole vault with a launch of 5.00 meters to gain second place. The mark is an ETSU indoor record in the event.
Meet information and performance lists for the Hilton Garden Invitational can be accessed by visiting JDLFastTrack.com. Live results can be viewed at TimingInc.com. Complete recaps of ETSU’s performances each day will be available at ETSUBucs.com.
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