April 17, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State's men and women's track & field teams will host the annual USU Mark Faldmo Invitational at Ralph Maughan Track Stadium in Logan, Utah on Friday and Saturday, April 19-20. A select number of Aggies will also travel to Walnut, Calif., for the Mt. SAC Relays, Distance Carnival and Invitational on Thursday through Saturday, April 18-20.
In the 2013 edition of the USU Mark Faldmo Invitational, USU will welcome in-state schools BYU, Utah (women), Utah Valley, Weber State (women), and Westminster (women), along with border foe Idaho State in the annual track & field meet. For more information on the USU Mark Faldmo Invitational including a complete event schedule, fans can visit www.UtahStateAggies.com.
Action will begin at Ralph Maughan Track Stadium on Friday at 4 p.m. (MT) with the women and men's hammer throws, followed by the men's javelin at 4:30 p.m. and the women and men's 5,000m run at 5 p.m. Saturday's action will start at 10 a.m. with the field events as the running events will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m. The United States National Anthem will be played at 11:20 a.m. All times are subject to change and the events will be moved ahead of schedule if possible.
"The thing I like about this weekend is the athletes get to showcase their talent in front of their home fans and families. I really like that," said veteran Utah State head coach Gregg Gensel. "The thing about sending athletes to compete at Mt. SAC, is we are able to showcase our talents and our program with the nation's best."
At the Mt. SAC Relays, Distance Carnival and Invitational, USU will send freshmen Tylee Newman, Cole Lambourne and Kalon Weston, sophomores Nic Bowens, Michael Cardinal, Chari Hawkins and Eric Shellhorn, juniors Keeley Eldredge, Bryce Hall and Kylie Hirschi, as well as seniors Stephanie Burt, Will Henry, Alex Litzsinger and Tyler Killpack. Events begin at 2:30 p.m. (MT) Thursday, 11 a.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, with the meet set to concluded at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday.
Action continues for Utah State track & field as they again split action between the University of California hosted Brutus Hamilton Challenge and the BYU hosted Robison Invitational on Friday and Saturday, April 26-27.
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