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Thursday, March 28, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Traveling to two different meets, highlighted by the 5,000 and 10,000-meter runs, the Lipscomb track and field squads have an action packed weekend ahead of them. The two meets will get underway on Friday at the Raleigh Relays hosted by North Carolina State and the Bill Cornell Spring Classic hosted by Southern Illinois in Carbondale, Ill.
The Raleigh Relays will feature more than 50 schools, including the likes of Clemson, UCONN, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Tennessee and Wake Forest along with Atlantic Sun Conference foes ETSU and USC Upstate.
Events begin at 7:45 a.m. on Friday with the 3000m steeplechase. The final event on Friday is the 10,000m run at 9:35 p.m. Saturday’s action begins at 8:30 a.m. with section two of the 10,000m run and ends with the 4X400m relay at 4:45 p.m.
The distance squads will get a workout with eight women and five men competing in the 5,000 or 10,000-meter runs for the first time in the outdoor season at the prestigious Raleigh Relays. Kendra Lobley, Tessa Hoefle, Madelin Talbert, Maggie Lawrence and Minna Fields will all be competing in the 5,000 while Alex Newby, Renee Minzie and Missy Down challenge in the 10,000.
The men’s side will see Geoff Musick, Daniel Gardner, Isaiah Greer, Jared Wingerter and john Kingstedt all compete in the 5,000.
Tucker Peabody will race in two events including the 200-meter Invitational, pitting the runners with the top times against each other.
Houston Ward will be the busiest man in Raleigh, competing in three events – the shot put, the discus and the hammer throw. Fellow thrower April Terry will be competing in the shot put and the hammer throw
The Bill Cornell Spring Classic begins with field events at 3 p.m. Friday and running events at 6 p.m. With just six events scheduled for Friday, festivities continue in an action packed Saturday with field events at 9 a.m. and running events at 12:30 p.m.