Field Events Prepare for One Final Tune-Up Prior to C-USA Championships
May 5, 2005
Memphis, Tenn. - For a final tune-up before next weekend's C-USA Outdoor Championships, the U of M field event athletes will travel to Jonesboro, Ark., for the Arkansas State Mini-Meet on Saturday, May 7, in hopes of getting a few more solid marks under their belts before the conference meet.
All of the Memphis squads had originally been scheduled to take the weekend to allow the athletes to concentrate on finals, while having a break before heading to Houston for the C-USA meet.
However, the short trip to Arkansas State provided a great opportunity for the field events, which have several young athletes, to get one more competition in during the regular season.
The meet will also give some of the more experienced athletes a final chance to hone their skills and polish their technique before going to Houston.
"This will be a small, low-key meet," said Coach Kevin Robinson. "We needed a final tune-up before going to C-USA Championships, and this will give us that opportunity."
Competition in Jonesboro is set to begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday and will run throughout the day.