JONESBORO, Ark. (1/10/20) – While the calendars have turned to a new decade, the Arkansas State track and field team is set for its second meet of the year, with a small contingent of Red Wolves traveling to Birmingham, Alabama, for the UAB Vulcan Invitational.
A total of 21 current Red Wolves will converge upon the Birmingham CrossPlex, the site of the 2019 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, on Saturday. Action begins at 9 a.m. CT with the men’s shot put and continues through the women’s weight throw at 4 p.m.
In addition to A-State and host UAB, 20 other universities will be represented, including Sun Belt Conference foes Texas State and Troy. Saturday marks the first of four trips slated to Birmingham during the indoor season, with the Red Wolves set to compete at the Samford Invitational (Jan. 17) and the UAB Green and Gold Invitational (Jan. 24) during the regular season before returning to the CrossPlex for the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships Feb. 24-25.
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A-State’s Schedule at the 2020 Vulcan Invitational
9 a.m. – Men’s Shot Put (Ty Graser, Eron Carter)
9:15 a.m. – 5000m (Madison Grimm, Sophie Leathers, Elizabeth Gillette, Bennett Pascoe, Ethan Mychajlonka, Owen Habeger, John Carder)
10 a.m. – 60m Hurdles Prelims (Allie Hensley, Ty Graser)
10 a.m. – Women’s Long Jump (Allie Hensley)
10 a.m. – Women’s Pole Vault (Lauren Beauchamp, Nada Buntic, Callie Hicks)
11 a.m. – Men’s High Jump (Ty Graser, Frank Massey)
11:30 a.m. – Women’s Shot Put (Chastery Fuamatu, Evangelynn Harris, Grace Flowers)
1:30 p.m. – 60m Hurdles Semifinals (if advance)
2:30 p.m. – Men’s Weight Throw (Eron Carter)
2:40 p.m. – 60m Hurdles Finals (if advance)
3 p.m. – Women’s High Jump (Megan Knowling, Allie Hensley, Sydney Lane)
3 p.m. – Women’s Triple Jump (Megan Knowling)
3 p.m. – Men’s Pole Vault (Ty Graser, Matthew Keown; Michael Carr [competing unattached])
4 p.m. – Women’s Weight Throw (Hannah Higgins, Chastery Fuamatu, Grace Flowers)
*All running events women followed by men
Original article source: https://astateredwolves.com/news/2020/1/10/track-field-preview-uab-vulcan-invitational.aspx | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council