Track and Field to Host VMI Team Challenge Saturday
Courtesy: for VMI

VMI track and field will return to action Saturday, when the Keydets host the VMI Team Challenge at the Corps Physical Training Facility. Action gets underway at 11:30 a.m., and admission is free. Six teams - High Point, ETSU, The Citadel, Western Carolina, Charleston Southern and South Carolina State - will join the Keydets for the seven-team meet. 

How to Follow

Fans can follow along with the action via live results, provided by Snap Timing.

Events to Watch

Women's 200 Meters - 2:20 p.m.

ETSU's Kyra Atkins is the favorite here, with nearly six-tenths of a second on the rest of the field based off performance list marks. Atkins was the runner-up at last year's SoCon indoor meet, and will be chased by a group here that includes VMI's Kerisha Goode. If Atkins were to hit her seed mark of 23.53 - unlikely early in the season, but the CPTF is a known fast track - that would tie her for seventh in Division I this season.

Women's Long Jump - 12:30 p.m.

Atkins is the top seed here, along with her same status in the 200, but she's chased closely by a field that includes former SoCon Champion Bria Anderson of VMI and Jazmine Gooden of Western Carolina. Gooden scored in an extremely impressive five different events at last year's indoor meet, including this one, where she finished third.

Men's 60-Meter Hurdles - 12:20 p.m. (prelims)

VMI's Lee Warren - fresh off an IC4A qualifying effort last weekend - is in the mix here, and will get a look at one of the SoCon's top contenders, Devyn Jones of Western Carolina. Jones was fourth last indoor season.

Men's Weight Throw - 11:30 a.m.

The top four returning athletes from last year's SoCon championship are your top four seeds here, in what should be a very interesting preview of next month's SoCon Championships. Benjamin Johnson of ETSU leads the way after a 19.86 meter heave two weeks ago at a home meet.

Note that events to watch were listed before scratches were due. 

Next Time Out

The Keydets return to the CPTF for their next event, the VMI Winter Relays, Feb. 9-10.