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Bama women's track and field travels to Auburn for Tiger Track Classic

TUSCALOOSA, AL. The University of Alabama women's track and field team continues the early portion of its outdoor schedule this weekend at the Tiger Track Classic on Auburn's Hutsell-Rosen Track.

The squad is coming off a successful outdoor season opener at home, posting a total of 28 top-10 finishes at the Alabama Relays. The Tiger Track Classic boasts a strong field of 20 teams including the host, Auburn, and Kentucky and Vanderbilt from the Southeastern Conference and Duke, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Highlighting last weekend's opener was junior Kaylon Eppinger's victory in the heptathlon competition. Her score of 5,499 points is the highest in the nation this season and earned her the week off from competition at Auburn. Eppinger also was a member of the winning 4x100 meter shuttle hurdle relay team and placed third in the 100 meter hurdles and 4x100 meter relay. Senior Kim Laing also participated in the 4x100 meter and 4x100 meter shuttle hurdle relays and finished first in the 100 meter hurdles, running a time of 13.49. Laing is scheduled to compete in this weekend's 200m, 100m hurdles and the 4x100m relay.

The Tide also looks for another successful weekend in the field events.  In the opener, senior Meghan Austin recorded a personal-best mark of 160-04 in the javelin to finish second with Brittany Hines right behind in third, throwing 132-03.Both are scheduled to be in this weekend's javelin field. In the hammer throw, senior Angelica Howard threw 186-03 to finish second and will aim to build on that mark this weekend.

This weekend's competition is slated to begin Friday evening with the women's javelin and weight throw and will continue Saturday at 11 a.m. with the women's pole vault and the remainder of the weekend's events.

INFORMATION SOURCE: University of Alabama Athletics

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