Tigers Track Heads to Bulldog Invitational
March 30, 2007
MEMPHIS - The Tiger track team will leave the city of Memphis for the first time in the 2007 outdoor season for the Mississippi State Bulldog Invitational which head coach Kevin Robinson describes as his squad's first real test of the season.
Memphis has competed at two meets at Rhodes University so far this season, however Saturday's meet will be the first time that the Tigers have tapered their training leading into a competition.
"This will be our first test of the season," said Robinson. "We've had our two practice meets. We trained through the those two, but we've really prepped for this one."
Despite the difficult training, the first two meets were very productive for Memphis. Five athletes earned NCAA qualifying marks, and the Tigers produced four school record-breaking performances.
Robinson is taking his best athletes and plans to use them in the multiple events in order to replicate the type of competing they will do a the C-USA Championships in May.
"This weekend will give us a really good idea of where we are as a team," Robinson said. "We'll see how we fair against some really good competition."