UTC Track Teams Travel To ETSU

Thursday, January 17, 2013
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men’s and women’s track teams will hit the road this weekend to compete in the 35th annual Niswonger Foundation Track and Field Invitational hosted by East Tennessee State University at the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center on the David E. Walker Track and Gentry Field.

The two-day meet begins Friday morning at 10 a.m., with the prelims of the women’s 60m hurdles, the women’s triple jump finals and the women’s weight throw finals.

Opening day collegiate events end following the men’s and women’s 5K run at 7 p.m., before the meet picks back up on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. with another session of the men’s and women’s 5K. The final events of the meet are the men’s and women’s 4x400m relay, which being at 6:30 p.m. The Running Mocs will compete in the Distance Medley Relays on Saturday afternoon.

Over 800 student-athletes from more than 60 collegiate teams will be competing in the meet. Those teams include Anderson College, Appalachian State, Austin Peay, Benedict College, Bryan College, East Tennessee State, Emory, Gardner-Webb, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Kennesaw State, King College, Lee University, Lipscomb, Mars Hill, MTSU, Milligan, Montreat, Murray State, Roanoke College, Southern University at New Orleans, Tennessee Tech, Tennessee Wesleyan, Tusculum, UNC Asheville, USC Upstate, Western Carolina and Wofford.

Live results will be available throughout the meet at TimingInc.com. Recaps of ETSU’s performances can be found at the end of each day by logging onto ETSUBucs.com. Tickets can be purchased at the gate upon entry. Prices are $10 for both days and $5 for a single day.



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