BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Track and Field is set to travel to El Paso, Texas, to compete at the 2017 Conference USA Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Kidd Field on the campus of UTEP, beginning on Thursday at 1:45 p.m. CT.
The four-day event will be streamed live and live results will be available. The championship will kick off with the heptathlon and pentathlon Thursday afternoon and will finish Sunday evening with the 4x400m relay, followed by a final awards presentation.
Thu. | 1:45 p.m. CT
Fri. | 9 a.m. CT
Sat. | Noon CT
Sun. | Noon CT
In last year’s C-USA Outdoor Championships, both WKU squads turned in strong showings as the men’s side took first place (148 points) and the women’s side finished in third (117.5 points).
Head coach Erik Jenkins was tabbed C-USA Men’s Track and Field Coach of the Year, guiding the Hilltoppers to 11 all-conference finishes. It marked his 20th COY award and fourth in C-USA.
Three Hilltoppers earned individual titles in 2016 and return for another shot at a crown in seniors Jadzia Beasley (100m dash) and Endalow Takele (10,000m run), and sophomore Maor Seged (400m hurdles).
In the current 2017 spring campaign, WKU boasts five individual marks that sit atop the league. Julius Morris owns a 10.32 time in the 100-meter dash, Emmanuel Dasor has the best 200-meter dash time of 20.55, Morgan McIntyre’s mark of 4.13m in the pole vault sits first, and Ventavius Sears claims both the long (7.73m) and triple jump (16.06m).
In the relays, WKU has tallied the best 4x100m on both the men’s (38.91) and women’s side (45.19), and the men also hold the 4x400m (3:04.36).
“We have a team that has some seniority and quite a bit a youth, too,” noted Jenkins. “So this will be a good test for us going into the postseason.”
For more information on the C-USA Outdoor Championships, click here to go to the Championship Central page.
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