Track and Field to Host First Invitational at CPTF
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VMI track and field returns to action Friday, when the Keydets host the Keydet Invitational at the Corps Physical Training Facility. Action Friday gets underway at 2 p.m. and resumes Saturday at 10 a.m. It will be only the second meet ever held at the CPTF, and the first invitational. Approximately 27 schools are expected to attend.

How to Follow

Fans can follow along via live results, provided by Snap Timing at the link to the left of this article.

Tickets/Parking

Admission to the meet is free both days.

Fans should be aware of possible parking congestion related to the VMI/The Citadel basketball game taking place at Cameron Hall Saturday afternoon, and plan accordingly.

Events to Watch

Women’s 60-meter Hurdles - Friday, 2 p.m. (prelims)

Gabriele Cunningham of NC State is entered here and has the sixth-fastest time in Division I so far this season, an 8.22.

Women’s Weight Throw - Friday, 4 p.m.

Lauren Evans of NC State has recorded a mark of 20.62 meters already this year, which ranks her 10th in Division I and makes her one of the favorites in a crowded field.

Women’s 500-Meters - Friday, 5:25 p.m.

This could be a battle between teammates, as two of the top performance list marks are George Mason runners. Sarah Moore, last year’s A-10 runner-up in the indoor 400, and her teammate, Ashley Lewis, last year’s A-10 champion, will battle it out here, but a large field will have a say as well.

Men’s 1,000-Meters - Friday, 5:55 p.m.

The home crowd will have a familiar face to cheer here, as VMI alumnus Avery Martin is among the contenders in this event. He’ll face a field that includes Bershawn Jackson, a former Olympic bronze medalist in the 400 hurdles (2008).

Men’s 800-Meters - Saturday, 12:40 p.m.

This is a large field, but the favorite is Drew Piazza of VT Elite Club. Piazza, a former All-American at Tech, was fifth at last year’s outdoor US Championship.

Men’s 200-Meters - Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

This could be a very, very quick event, with six marks on the performance list under 21 seconds. To put that in perspective, only three athletes in Division I have accomplished that so far this season.

Next Time Out

VMI stays home for its next meet, hosting the VMI Team Challenge January 27.