Track teams head to Birmingham Invitational

GO CARDINALS Coach Trey Clark's Lamar track teams head to the Birmingham Invitational this week.
GO CARDINALS
Coach Trey Clark's Lamar track teams head to the Birmingham Invitational this week.
GO CARDINALS

Jan. 24, 2012

BEAUMONT, Texas - The Lamar University men's and women's indoor track teams head to Birmingham, Ala., for the Birmingham Invitational set for Wednesday and Thursday at the Birmingham Crossplex.

Twenty-four schools will compete at the two-day event hosted by Alabama-Birmingham, Samford and Birmingham-Southern.

The Lamar men and women will each compete in 12 events.

The men's events Lamar will compete in are: 200 meters (Jamal Nash); 400 meters (Jonathan Edwards); 800 meters (Aaron Malek, Chris Smith, Josh Raglon); mile run (Joe Wade, Chris Jones, Alex De La Garza); 3,000 meters (Matt Johnsen, Anthony Pequeno, Sam Stabler); 5,000 meters (Ryan Creech); 60-meter high hurdles (Corey Atkins, Nash, Wesley Williams); pole vault (Jared Parker); long jump (Michael Lester, Andy Fontenot); triple jump (Lester).

Lamar will field teams in the 4x400 relay and 4,000-meter distance medley as well.

The women's events Lamar will compete in are: 60 meters (Ashley Idunoba, Shakevia Fleeks, Carissa Hill); 200 meters (Idunoba, Fleeks, Cofer); 400 meters (Elzbieta Gawron, Carmen Gedling, Saschelle Slaughter); 800 meters (Tessa Denis, Katrine Vaesel); mile run (Becky Gough, Samantha Walkow); 3,000 meters Taylor Cloy, Claire Miles); pole vault (Leslie Beard, Shelby Johnston); long jump (Erin Brown, Hill); triple jump (Brown, Hill); pentathlon (Beatrice Douglas).

 

 

The Lamar women will also compete in the 4x400 relay and the 4,000-meter distance medley.

The meet starts at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the multi-events followed by the seeded 5,000-meter run. Competition resumes Thursday with the unseeded 5,000 meters and concludes at 9 p.m. with the men's 4x400 meter relay.

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