Track and Field to Host SoCon Championships
Courtesy: for VMI

VMI track and field returns to action Saturday, as the Keydets host the Southern Conference Championships for the first time since 2000. Action at the Corps Physical Training Facility (CPTF) gets underway with the first events of the women's pentathlon Saturday at 10 a.m., and resumes Sunday at 9:15 a.m.

How to Follow

Fans can follow along with the action via live results, which will be accessible at

Attendance Information

Admission and parking to the 2018 SoCon Indoor Track and Field Championships are both free of charge. However, the parking garage under the CPTF is CLOSED to the general public. Spectators will need to use public lots and on-street parking near the facility.

Championship History

Lexington is the site of the men’s championship event for the 36th time, double the total of the next-highest sites, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Johnson City, Tennessee, which has each hosted 18 times. The men’s championship was contested in Lexington for 28 consecutive years from 1954-81. The women’s championship will be held in Lexington for the fifth time. The last time VMI hosted the championships was in 2000.

Events to Watch

Women's 200-Meters

This will be a battle of WCU's Ty-Leah Hampton against VMI's own Kerisha Goode, the top two seeds, with ETSU's Kyra Atkins - who is looking to have a huge meet of her own - right behind. No VMI woman has ever won a SoCon 200-meter title.

Men's 60-Meter Hurdles

Over the past two seasons in particular, Malik Diggs of The Citadel and VMI's Lee Warren have established a bit of a rivalry in this event. They'll both be gunning for a conference title here, but they'll have to catch top seed Emmanuel Tait of Samford, who posted a 7.98 second time earlier this season.

Women's Long Jump

With four athletes having gone past 5.72 meters this season, including the Keydets' own Bria Anderson, this should be a great battle. Anderson will be watching Selena Popp of Samford, Jazmine Gooden of WCU, Atkins of ETSU and the top seed, Erin Hines of Samford.