Track and field heads to Memphis for first outdoor meet
Thursday, March 16, 2017
By Logan Butts
Track and field heads to Memphis for first outdoor meet

 NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb track and field squad will be kicking off its outdoor campaign with a trip to Memphis to compete in the Rhodes Invite over the weekend.

The Bisons are looking to build on another successful indoor season with a good start to the outdoor part of the schedule.

“We tend to train through indoor pretty hard,” Lipscomb assistant coach Tim Muller said. “We don’t try to take off of training too much for those meets. For the indoor championships, we give them a little bit of a downturn in training, and then a rest afterwards.

“They’re coming off a little bit of a break, so they should be fresh. We’re just trying to get a baseline for the outdoor season and see how they perform.”

One of the challenges in transitioning from indoor to outdoor season is the elements that play a factor in competing, especially early on in the outdoor campaign. But Muller and the team feel that this weekend looks promising for competing outdoors.  

“It is fun because the weather is always unruly this time of year and sometimes we’ll get colder meets or rain, but it looks pretty nice for this weekend so we’re excited.”

The Purple and Gold are bringing most of the squad with them down to Memphis for the meet, including the Most Outstanding Track Performer and Indoor Scholar-Athlete of the Year Wayne Newman.

“We’re taking pretty much the whole team,” Muller said. “We have a lot of guys and girls who are just trying to get a baseline in what they run. The competition should be pretty good.”

Follow along with the meet at the links provided and check back here for a full recap of the weekend.