Troy track and field goes to Mobile for competition
April 8, 2011 at 8:33 PM CDT - Updated June 23 at 7:14 PM
MOBILE, AL– Beginning Friday afternoon, the Troy University track and field program will send multiple athletes into competition on the campus of the University of South Alabama at the USA Invitational Track and Field Meet.
The competition begins with the hammer for both the men and women at 4:30 this afternoon; followed by a multitude of events on Saturday in Mobile.
The Trojans will send five student-athletes into competition on each, the men's and women's side in the hammer throw. On the men's side, Cody Bahrke will look to improve on his first throw of the year last week of 48.40 meters – the best on the team this season – while teammates Martin Pildavs (47.89 meters) and Eddie Lynn (47.00 meters) will look to push their fellow Trojan as they have the next best throws on the team.
On the women's side, Brynn Forsythe holds the best three throws of the year for the Trojans including the top throw from two weeks ago at 50.13 meters. She is joined in the competition by Karen Wyatt, who has two of the top five throws of the season for the Trojans, in the competition.
The meet begins on Saturday with field events such as the shot put, which features Nicole Studstill (12.37 meters) and Forsythe (12.17 meters) in the competition on the women's side. On the men's side, Scott Neal (14.35 meters), who has the two best throws on the team, leads a contingent of four male student-athletes into competition.
The field events continue throughout the morning and into the early afternoon hours with other student-athletes such as Grant Bullington (4.00 meters) in the pole vault, Larry Henry (2.05 meters) in the high jump and Erin Walker (42.50 meters) in the women's discus competing for the Trojans.
On the track, the 4x100-meter relay will be the first competiton any Trojan will compete in on Saturday afternoon. The women's team of Adria Hill, Tamara Curtis, Amiracle Watson and Ashley Hall will compete for the Trojans this week; as they look to improve on the two teams posted this season by the relay team. Following a brief break for a pair of races, Enock Kirui hits the track for the Trojans in the 1500-meters for the first time this season.
The Trojans will send a multitude of student-athletes into competition in the 100-meter and 110-meter hurdles this weekend, however, the top runner on the women's side (Jasmine Patton) will not be competing in the events this weekend for the Trojans; opening doors for Veronica Bryant, Hill and Kierra Lyles. On the men's side, Thaddeus Curtis leads the Trojans this season as he posted the best time on the team last weekend (15.17 seconds).
The meet will conclude with the Trojans competing in the 400-meters (men), 100-meters (men and women), 800-meters (men and women), 200-meters (men and women), 5000-meters (men and women) and the 4x400-meter relay.
Results will be posted once they become available.