VMI track and field will return to action Friday, when the Keydets open the VMI Winter Relays at the Corps Physical Training Facility. The longtime meet, returning after a four-year absence due to construction, will open Friday at noon and resume Saturday at 10 a.m. Approximately 28 schools are expected to compete.
Admission to the event is free, and concessions are available inside the facility.
How to Follow
Fans can follow along with the action via live results, provided by Snap Timing. NOTE: Due to unforeseen issues, the live results link was changed late Friday. The link has been amended on this article.
Events to Watch
Women's Triple Jump
Ayanna Alexander, competing unattached, has the top seed mark here. Alexander is a former Olympian, having become the first triple jumper from her home country of Trinidad and Tobago to qualify for the games, and finished 14th in London in 2012.
Women's High Jump
Perhaps the most crowded field of the weekend comes here. The two women who share the facility record of 1.70 meters - Grace Becker of William & Mary and VMI's Julia Logan - are two of the five entered with at least that seed mark. Five jumpers are seeded between 1.70-1.73 meters.
Women's Weight Throw
Leia Mistowski of William & Mary leads this field, one week after a 19.82 meter heave that ranks her 34th in Division I.
This will be a battle of two former collegiate standouts - VMI alumnus Avery Martin against Brayden Burleigh, a former Division II national champion in the mile.
Men's Long Jump
Andrew Spence of Wingate is the top seed, and is a former Division II national qualifier in this event.
Next Time Out
VMI track and field returns to action Feb. 17 at the Kent State Tuneup in Kent, Ohio.
Note that not all athletes listed are guaranteed to compete.