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Auburn track and field to host Auburn Invitational in Birmingham
Jan. 20, 2017

AUBURN, Ala. –Auburn track and field returns to action Saturday as it hosts Alabama, LSU and Ohio State in the Auburn Invitational at the Birmingham Crossplex.

“We got off to a great start in our first meet and we are hoping to see some improvement this weekend,” Auburn head coach Ralph Spry said. “We have a lot of new faces competing in this meet and I am excited to see what they can bring to the team. This will be a very competitive weekend with Alabama, LSU and Ohio State and I look forward to watching our team compete.”

In the first meet of the season, Auburn recorded 17 personal bests, including two NCAA top times. Akeem Bloomfield earned SEC Freshman Runner of the Week honors after winning the 400m with a national-best 46.68 in the first indoor meet of his career. Veronica Eder also added a NCAA top time and earned SEC Women’s Runner of the Week with a 9:24.31 in the women’s 3000m, which also ranks as the second-best time in Auburn history.

The Tigers will look to build their early success against a tough lineup on Saturday. Alabama (17), LSU (3) and Ohio State (21) all rank in the USTFCCCA top-25 men’s polls, while LSU ranks seventh and Alabama 22nd on the women’s side.

Admission is free and field events are set to begin a 10 a.m. CT with running events at beginning at 10:45. For live results/scoring, you can visit www.deltatiming.com.

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Saturday Events
Time Event Competing
10:00 a.m.Weight Throw - WBrianna Heilsnis, Jasmine Manigault
10:45 a.m.3000m - WAndonet Cheruiyot
11:00 a.m.Pole Vault - MChristopher Stone
11:00 a.m.3000m - MSolomon Komen, Silas Kipngetich
11:00 a.m.Long Jump - WMarshay Ryan, Michaela Creighton, Dominique Bullock
11:00 a.m.Long Jump - MMark Rubalcaba
11:30 a.m.60m Prelims - WJenae Ambrose, Dominique Bullock
11:40 a.m.60m Prelims - MOdean Skeen, Mark Rubalcaba, Raheem Chambers
12:00 p.m.60mH Prelims - MChristopher Stone, Xavier Coakley, Wellington Zaza
1:10 p.m.Mile - WBrenga Kigen, Veronica Eder, Rachel Givens, Sanders Reed
1:25 p.m.Mile - MJay Spieler, Andy Smith
1:30 p.m.Shot Put - WIvana Muzaric
1:30 p.m.Triple Jump - WDeja Hillman, Jakayla Hand
1:30 p.m.Triple Jump - M Mark Rubalcaba
1:40 p.m.400m - MRandall Ceneus, Sherwayne Allen
1:50 p.m.800m - WEmily Stevens, Sanders Reed
2:00 p.m.800m - MErik Armes, Wesley Curles
2:00 p.m.High Jump - WDanielle Springer, Skyler Daniel, Sara Almen
2:10 p.m.200m - WJenae Ambrose, Sashel Brown, Tyra Massey
2:30 p.m.200m - MTeray Smith, Kahlil Henderson
2:45 p.m.Shot Put - MChris Stone, Jason Bryan
2:45 p.m.5000m -WAnna Nelson, Kenzley Defler
3:05 p.m.5000m - MMitchell Gomez, Coleman Churitch, Kevin Wyss
3:15 p.m.High Jump - MGrant Schumacher, Jaron Brooks
3:55 p.m.4x400m Relay - WJenae Ambrose, Sashel Brown, Jakayla Hand, Tyra Massey
4:05 p.m.4x400m Relay - MRandall Ceneus, Kahlil Henderson, Akeem Bloomfield, Teray Smith

 

 

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