Jan. 17, 2013
CULLOWHEE, N.C. -
Western Carolina track and field travels to Johnson City, Tenn., this weekend for the 35th annual Niswonger Invitational. The event - hosted by East Tennessee State University - takes place Friday and Saturday in the ETSU/MSHA Athletics Center on the David E. Walker Track and Gentry Field.
The meet features 800 student-athletes and 60 teams including SoCon foes Appalachian State, Chattanooga, Georgia Southern and Wofford and begins Friday morning at 10 a.m, with the women's 60m hurdles, the women's triple jump and the women's weight throw. The meet concludes Saturday at 6:30 p.m. with the 4x400-meter relay.
"We'll use this meet this weekend to have a lot of our athletes do double events to get the feeling of competing in a conference meet with multiple events," said head coach Danny Williamson. "It will be tough having prelims and then a few of the events will only take six to the finals and there are 120-130 people in some events, but we'll try to put up good marks. We're very excited to compete and the kids are feeling good."
Last week the Catamounts opened up 2013 with seven wins in the Tiger Challenge with five victories on the track and two in the field events.
Live results will be available at TimingInc.com and entry for the meet is $10 for both days and $5 for a single day. Return to CatamountSports.com for recaps and results from the meet.