Jan. 23, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The UAB track and field team will hit the road for the first time this indoor season on Friday at the Vanderbilt Indoor Invite which will run from Jan. 24-25.
“The trip to Vanderbilt gives us another good opportunity to get better,” head coach Kurt Thomas said. “That’s our goal, to take where we were at two weeks ago, train, improve and compete.”
Friday’s action will begin at 5 p.m. with field events running through 7:30 p.m., while the distance medley relay and 5,000-meter runs will follow. Saturday will feature remaining field events, sprint competitions and distance runs to close the weekend’s competition, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
“This is another stepping stone to be where we want to be in one month at the Conference USA Indoor Championship meet,” Thomas said. “Specifically, a few sprinters will open up in their main event. Angel Watson has been looking good in practice and will run the 200-meter. Kyana White will open up in the 400-meter and build on what she did last year. Shakima Knox has been competing well, and can hopefully keep getting better in the 60-meter. Eli Kirk will run the mile, and we are always excited to watch her run anything. For everyone else, it's just an opportunity to improve. The team has been training well, and we'll get to see what it'll look like come Saturday.”
UAB will be represented in nearly every event over the course of the weekend, as the Blazers will take part in what is the only regular season indoor meet away from the Birmingham CrossPlex.
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