BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU Track & Field is ready to host the annual Hilltopper Relays
at the Charles M. Ruter Track and Field Complex on Friday and Saturday. The Relays
also serve as WKU Track & Field’s Senior Day and will break midday for the Eighth
Annual Fastest Kid in BG event. Some of the teams included in the field at the
Hilltopper Relays are Tennessee Tech, Austin Peay, EKU, NKU, SIU, Tennessee State,
Lipscomb and Kentucky Wesleyan.
Action will begin on Friday with field events. Men’s and women’s pole vault are
scheduled as the first events, starting at 1 p.m. They will be followed by shot put
and hammer throw, each beginning at 2 p.m. The 3000-meter run will be the only track
event held on Friday, starting with the men at 5 p.m. succeeded by the women’s race.
Women’s and men’s discus will open the meet on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Long jump
is set to commence at 10 a.m. followed by high jump at 11 a.m. Running events are on
a rolling schedule Saturday, starting with the 4×100-meter relay at noon. Triple
jump is scheduled for 1 p.m. and javelin throw will begin at 3 p.m.
Senior Day will be held at approximately 2:30 p.m. on the track. WKU will be
celebrating Hilltopper seniors Oliver Alexandre, Ka’Ven Berry, Nigel Brown, Will
Bush, Joshua Davis, Kymari Gates, Austin Hayes, Abdur Kelly, Martin Owusu-Antwi,
Maor Seged and Lincoln Warren. The Red and White will also recognize and celebrate
the accomplishments of Lady Topper seniors Getter Lemberg and Juannae Lewis.
The Eighth Annual Fastest Kid in BG event, hosting kids grades 1-8, is scheduled to
start at 3 p.m. followed by the remainder of the track events. Fifty-nine kids are
signed up to participate in the event.
WKU is coming off a successful weekend at the Pepsi Florida Relays. Freshman Katie
Isenbarger broke the previous school record after recording a high jump mark of 5′ 9
1/4″. The 4×400-meter relay team of Alexandre, Owusu-Antwi, Warren and Gates ran the
fourth fastest time in the NCAA, the best in Conference USA and placed third at the