April 4, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--The UAB track and field team is to compete at the Tiger Track Classic, hosted by Auburn, at the Hutsell-Rosen Track on Saturday.
The field events are scheduled to start at 11 a.m. CT, with the women's pole vault, while the running events will begin at Noon CT with the women's 4x100m relay.
Last time out, the Blazers, who are ranked at No. 10 in the USTFCCCA south region, competed at both the Stanford Invite in Palo Alto, Calif., and the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas.
In the 5000m, junior Elinor Kirk finished fourth in her section with a school record time of 16:07.13, breaking Johns' record of 16:13.32, which was set in 2011.
Up next, the Blazers will split up once more as the sprinters and hurdlers travel to Nashville, Tenn., for the Vanderbilt Invitational, April 19-20. On the same weekend, the distance runners will return to California to partake in the Mt. Sac Relays.