Jan. 30, 2013
LINCOLN, Nebraska - No. 9/24 Auburn track and field heads north to compete in the Frank Sevigne Corn Husker Invitational this weekend hosted by the University of Nebraska.
The two-day meet begins on Friday at noon and continues through Saturday. Auburn is one of 38 programs scheduled to compete including fellow SEC programs Florida, Alabama, Kentucky and Missouri.
With one two weekends of competition remaining before the SEC Indoor Championships, the meet is a critical one for Auburn.
"Indoor season it pretty fast and furious," Auburn head coach Ralph Spry said. "You only really have four competitions before you have a weekend off for conference. So with the first few weeks of the year at least we really don't put a lot of pressure on them because we just want to kind of see where we are and have a good start point, even though we do have some good performances. This weekend things really are going to pick up for a couple reasons, we're getting closer to the time frame for SEC's and the competition picks up. Everybody is a little bit sharper, has a couple of races under their belts, so this is where we really start expecting some solid national level performances.
"We're going out this weekend trying to put a mark down, and hopefully this goes down really well and will allow us to pick and choose at Virginia Tech and Tyson based on how we run in terms of qualifying for a good SEC time and a good national qualifying time."
The Tigers will wrap up completion before the SEC Indoor Championships next weekend at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet and the Tyson Invitational hosted by Arkansas.
Auburn's Marcus Rowland and Harry Adams currently rank second and third, respectively, in the 60 meters. Rowland clocked in a 6.63 seconds, while Adams has finished in 6.64 seconds this season. Rowland also ranks 12th nationally in the 200 meters with his mark of 21.07 seconds.
On the women's side, senior Maya Pressley
ranks 11th nationally in the high jump with her clearance of 5-11.5 (1.82m) at the Auburn Indoor Invitational on January 19.
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