Tigers Split Squad; will compete in two meets this weekend
April 11, 2003
The 2003 edition of the Sea Ray Relays boasts 1,524 men's and women's athletes lining up for 114 teams competing Wednesday through Saturday on newly-renovated Tom Black Track.
The meet opens Wednesday with the first five events of the Scott Hartman Decathlon beginning at 3:30 p.m. After kicking off the second set of five events at 2:30 p.m., the decathlon concludes Thursday night. In addition, the invitational sections of the men's 5,000 and 10,000m runs cap Thursday night with 7:50 p.m. and 8:10 p.m. start times, respectively. Friday bursts with both track and field action ranging from the men's open steeplechase at 1:20 p.m. to the last event of the day, the men's invitational hammer, beginning at 9:15 p.m. The Sea Ray Relays conclude Saturday with men's action from 9:15 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. Saturday's slate holds a full plate of relay action, from the 4x100m relay to the 4x1500m relay's distance strategy to the shuttle hurdles relay, plus a few field events.
The trio comprised of two NCAA Qualifiers (Kerekjarto, Myklebusts) and the team's indoor track MVP Mate Nemeth look to represent Memphis well at this highly competitive meet. The Sea Ray Relays is the biggest track meet hosted annually in the State of Tennessee and is considered by some to be the top meet of the year in the Mid-South area.
Results will be posted on www.gotigersgo.com Saturday.
STARKVILLE, Miss.- The University of Memphis Men's track team will travelt o Mississippi State to run in the Bulldog Relays this weekend.
Top runners Ferenc Bekesi and Adam Didyk look to move closer to attaining NCAA Regional Qualifying times in distance events, while sprinter Franck Diadhiou is close to meeting the standards in the 100m dash. The Men's 4x100m Relay team comprised of Diadhiou, Michael Woods, Gary Nemeth and Ivan Williams could push for an NCAA Regional bid with a flawless performance in their exchanges, which are crucial to a good time in the race.
Freshmen sprinter Willie Green, who emerged as a budding star at the C-USA Indoor Championships, will make the trip to Starkville for the meet with the team. Green will compete in the 200m dash. The sprinter has been battling a hamstring strain and has not yet competed in an outdoor meet this season.
NCAA Regional Qualifier Adam Martin is a strong candidate to win the Shot Put competition.
Results from the Bulldog Relays will be available Saturday at www.gotigersgo.com.