Jan. 25, 2013
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - The Western Carolina track & field teams begin the first day of the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet on Friday inside the University of Kentucky's Nutter Field House.
The meet is named in honor of Rod McCravy, a former Kentucky track athlete who died in 1987 at the age of 19 while sleeping in his dorm room.
The meet begins Friday morning at 10 a.m. with the women's pentathlon 60-meter hurdles followed by the men's heptathlon 60-meter hurdles. Friday's events conclude with the final event, the men's long jump, slated to begin at 6:00 p.m. Saturday begins with the men's final of the heptathlon 60-meter hurdles and ends with the 4x400-meter relays at 4:45.
Live streaming video is available at UKathletics.com as well as live results. Western Carolina is among the 21-team field that boasts the No. 1 Clemson women's team, Southeastern Conference teams Kentucky and Missouri, as well as SoCon rival Chattanooga, among others.
"We are very excited to head to Kentucky and compete against some of the best competition in our region," said head coach Danny Williamson. "There are a lot of good athletes that will participate in this meet and our athletes are ready. We will allow our athletes to specialize in their events, and we're excited for a good weekend."
WCU is coming off a strong showing at the Niswonger Invitational in which the Catamounts earned three wins and over 15 top five finishes. For her efforts last weekend, freshman Tayla Carter was named the Southern Conference Track Athlete of the Week.
A full recap and results can be found following each day at CatamountSports.com.