Feb. 13, 2014
Logan, Utah -
Utah State track & field will be busy this weekend as members of the men and women's indoor teams will travel to three meets in three different states. The Aggies will compete at the New Mexico hosted Don Kirby Collegiate Elite Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. as well as the Washington hosted Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash. on Friday. In addition to completing those meets on Saturday, USU will also compete in the Boise State Team Challenge in Nampa, Idaho.
Action will begin Friday in Albuquerque at 4:00 p.m. (MT) with the men's pole vault and will conclude at 7:30 p.m. with the women's distance medley relay. At the Husky Classic, competition will commence at 5:00 p.m. with the women's weight throw and 200m and will end with the men's mile at 9:45 p.m.
On Saturday, The Don Kirby Collegiate Elite Invitational will resume at 10:45 a.m. with the men's 60m hurdle preliminaries and will finish with the women's 4x400m relay at 2:40 p.m. Competition in Seattle will begin with the women's high jump and the men and women's long jump at 11:00 a.m. and will conclude with the men's and women's triple jump, men's shot put and men's pole vault at 4:30 p.m. Action at the Boise State Team Challenge will start at 9:00 a.m. with the women's high jump and men's weight throw and will finish at 3:40 p.m. with the men's 4x400m relay. All times are subject to change.
"This is a really big weekend for us, we've got a lot of people going to some great competitions at these different places," said veteran Aggie coach Gregg Gensel. "We've got runners going to Seattle, sprinters and jumpers going down to Albuquerque to face some really big competition and the rest are going to Boise for some good competition also. I'm looking for some really good marks from our top people and improvement so we can get ready for our conference meet."
This is the final week of competition for the Aggies before the Mountain West Indoor Championships. The championships will be held at the Air Force Academy's Cadet Field House in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Feb. 27 through March 1.
The Aggies return to action following five event titles and 22 top-three finishes at the Boise State hosted Bronco Invitational. Junior Nic Bowens won the 60m and 200m races and was joined at the top of the podium by senior Bryce Hall in the shot put and juniors Cree Taylor and Rachel Orr in the 60m hurdles and high jump, respectively.
For more information on the Don Kirby Collegiate Elite Invitaional, including the complete schedule, fans can visit http://bit.ly/1kFiZM5. The complete schedule for the Husky Classic can be found at http://bit.ly/1eSMVlQ. Additionally, the complete schedule for the Boise State Team Challenge can be obtained at http://bit.ly/1hgA0M4. Live results for the Don Kirby Collegiate Elite Invitational and Boise State Team Challenge will be made available at http://www.liverunningresults.com. Additionally, results from the husky classic will be available at http://www.gohuskies.com.
Utah State's results, along with a recap of the day's events will be posted to the USU Track & Field page at www.UtahStateAggies.com at the conclusion of the meet.
Fans can also follow Utah State Athletics, including USU track & field and cross country, at http://twitter.com/USUAthletics, on Instagram at http://instagram.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at http://facebook.com/USUAthletics.
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