BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — For the second-consecutive weekend, the Hilltopper track and field squads are headed to Nashville, Tennessee, as the Red and White will compete in the Vanderbilt Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Competition will commence at 4 p.m. CT on Friday and again at 9:45 a.m. CT Saturday morning from the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility.
After setting 10 season-best marks at last weekend’s Commodore Invite, the Hilltoppers will look to adjust even more marks this weekend against another stout field of competition. Joining the WKU squad in Nashville this weekend are representatives from 17 Division I programs including: Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Furman, Georgia Tech, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi State, Samford, South Alabama, South Carolina, Southern Illinois, Southern Miss, Tennessee State, UAB and Vanderbilt.
This marks the third time during the 2016-17 indoor season that the Erik Jenkins coached WKU squad will compete in Music City. Five of the six event titles claimed by the WKU men have been won at Vanderbilt-hosted events, with four of those crowns being won by Ventavius Sears. On the women’s side, one of two event titles this season have been claimed in Nashville.
Twenty-two Hilltoppers are entered in weekend events on the men’s side while 13 Lady Toppers are schedule to compete as well.
Admission to the Vanderbilt Invitational is $7 per day for spectators. Visitors will be able to park for free in lot #75 directly across from the outdoor track. Live results for the meet can be found here.
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