April 11, 2014
Cullowhee, N.C. - The Western Carolina men's and women's track & field teams are set to host the 2014 Beynon Sports Catamount Classic Saturday at the Catamount Athletic Complex with field events starting at 9:45 a.m. and track events beginning at noon.
With the Southern Conference Outdoor Championship Meet looming two weeks away, the Catamounts will use its home meet as a final test before attempting to claim the SoCon titles. The two teams swept the indoor meet and are the favorites to complete the season sweep.
"We are excited to back at home this weekend, head coach Danny Williamson said. "This meet has really grown into something big, and we are very proud to be able to host this collection of teams in Cullowhee."
Fourteen teams from around the Southeast are slated to toe the starting line Saturday with the meet begins at 9:45 a.m. with the men's hammer throw and women's javelin. The women's 3000m steeple chase will start the track events at noon.
The Catamounts are coming off of a solid week competing at the Florida Relays and the Terrier Relays. WCU women's relay team broke a 17-year record in the shuttle hurdle and sophomore sprinter Tayla Carter broke her own school mark in the 100m. At the Terrier Relays, WCU had 41 top five individual finishers and 67 top 10 finishers. Forty-eight Catamounts are ranked in the top five of their respective events of the SoCon performance list heading into this weekend's meets.
All results can be found at CatamountSports.com following the conclusion of the meet with live results available courtesy of Slipstream Timing.
Complete Team List
University of the South
Emory & Henry (men's team)
Young Harris (men's team)