Track and Field Teams to Compete at Vanderbilt




    April 21, 2005

    By Shalae Schulte
    www.siusalukis.com

    CARBONDALE, Ill. - Twenty-nine teams and almost 600 athletes will be traveling to Nashville, Tenn., April 22-23. It's not the country music that attracts the teams, but the Vanderbilt Track as they compete in the two-day Vanderbilt Invitational.

    Of the 29 teams, several SEC teams will be present including Tennessee, Alabama and host Vanderbilt as well as Tennessee State and Arkansas State.

    Southern Illinois' track and field teams withdrew from a meet scheduled at Champaign, Ill., in hopes of finding better weather and faster times in Nashville.

    The Dawgs have already posted 14 regional qualifying marks at the halfway point of the season, an improvement from last year's teams that took 12 events and 13 athletes to the regional meet.

    The meet will begin Friday at 4:30 p.m. with field events. Distance events will begin at 7 p.m. Field events will resume Satruday at 10 a.m., with running events starting at noon. The final race, the men's 4x400 meter relay, is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.

    Results will be posted at www.siusalukis.com following competition each day.

     

     

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