Track and Field Travels to ASU for First Meet of the Season
Nov. 30, 2007
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The University of Memphis men's and women's track and field teams will open up the indoor season tomorrow at the Arkansas State Kickoff Klassic, in Jonesboro, Ark., at the Convocation Center. Field events will start at 8:30 a.m., with the finals of the running events set for a start time of 2:00 p.m. All running events will be on a rolling time schedule.
The men's team is coming off a 2007 C-USA Outdoor Championship. They faired well in cross country this season placing eighth and will now look to make an impact on the indoor season. The Tigers are welcoming 19 newcomers, in addition to the returning athletes.
C-USA Indoor Shot Put Champion Glen Edwards returns this year to defend his title. Edwards won the men's shot put with a throw of 6.88m (52-1.25). He will be joined by C-USA Outdoor Champions Amaechi Oselukwue (110h) and Steffen Nerdal (ham), who will also be fierce contenders come conference time in their respective events.
The women's side welcomes seven freshmen, to go along with a core group of veterans that complete the pack. Last indoor season, the women broke nine records including three of them last year at the Kickoff Klassic.
The pole vaulting duo of Ashton Baldwin and Whitney Bolton took second and third place at the C-USA Championships last season both leaping to a height of 3.55m (11-07.75). Emily Malinowski won both the 3000 meter run (10:13.36) and the mile run (5:12.52) at the Kickoff Klassic last year.