2018 Southland Outdoor Track & Field Championships Begin Friday

first_img– Children under 5 admitted free- All students of Southland Conference institutions admitted free with ID. Sam Houston State, Abilene Christian and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi are ranked eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively, to lead the Southland women in the regional rankings. For a full schedule of events, live results, and additional information, visit the 2018 Outdoor Championships Homepage. Sunday will see the last day of competition with field event finals from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and running finals from 12 p.m. to 3:35 p.m. All multis events and the 3,000m steeplechase take place at Trinity Stadium. All throws (discus, javelin, shot put and hammer throw) will be contested at the NEISD athletic fields. 2018 Outdoor Championships HomepageSAN ANTONIO, Texas – The 2018 Southland Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships get underway Friday in San Antonio. UIW’s Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium, Trinity University Stadium and North East ISD Athletic Fields will play host to all 13 Southland programs from May 4-6. Child (6-12 yrs.):(All Session Pass) – $10(Single Day Pass) – $5 Competition begins Friday with men’s multis events starting at 9 a.m. CT and women’s multis at 9:30 a.m. Field event finals are slated to start at 10 a.m. with the men’s hammer and women’s hammer at 1:30 p.m. Men’s long jump finals are scheduled for 3 p.m., followed by women’s javelin (4:30 p.m.), men’s pole vault (5 p.m.) and women’s long jump (5:30 p.m.). Day one concludes with the women’s and men’s 10,000m at 7:30 p.m. and 8:10 p.m., respectively.center_img For athletes who achieve qualifying marks or have done so this season, preliminaries for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will take place May 24-26 – in Tampa, Fla., for the East Region and Sacramento, Calif., for the West. The championship meet will again be held at University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene from June 6-9. Northwestern State men – last year’s fourth-place finisher – enter this weekend with the highest South Central Region ranking of all conference teams at No. 10. Abilene Christian followed at No. 11 while Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin and Southeastern Louisiana rank 12th through 14th. Demon junior Micah Larkins paces a standout group of NSU sprinters, ranking second in the nation with a 10.02 100m time this season. Sam Houston State’s Chris Jefferson ranks fourth (10.08). Southeastern’s Devin King continues his dominance in the pole vault, currently tied for first in the country with a mark of 19-00.25. Fellow Lion Rodney Ruffin is third in Division I with a 26-07.00 long jump. Live video streaming of the meet will be available through the Southland Conference Digital Network, covering events at Benson Stadium and Trinity Stadium. Broadcasts can be found via southland.org/live and Southland Conference apps, available on iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Admission PricesAdult: (All Session Pass) – $20(Single Day Pass) – $10 Sam Houston State aims to defend its men’s title while Stephen F. Austin enters as the reigning women’s champion. The Bearkats won their third men’s championship in 2017 while the Ladyjacks garnered their conference-best eighth. The two teams dominated the leaderboards on both sides, with SFA men finishing just 10 points behind Sam Houston and the Bearkat women just a point and a half off of Stephen F. Austin. The multis events will conclude Friday at 9 a.m. for men and 9:30 a.m. for women. Field event finals run from 3-5 p.m. while running trials are scheduled from 3-7:05 p.m. The women’s 3,000m steeplechase final is set for 8 p.m. followed by the women’s at 8:20 p.m.last_img