LEXINGTON, Ky. (1/17/14) – The UK track and field teams will welcome 22 squads to Nutter Field House for this weekend’s Kentucky Invitational, beginning Friday at 4 p.m. ET.
The meet will serve as the Wildcats’ home opener, with UK also scheduled to host the indoor McCravy Memorial Meet next weekend, and two outdoor meets including the Southeastern Conference Championships.
Friday’s action will feature only the men’s and women’s weight throws and men’s and women’s distance medley relays.
The women’s weight throw will begin at 4 p.m., and the women’s distance medley relay will be the first track event at 8:30 p.m.
Rebecca Famurewa and Madison Jacobs are slated to compete in the weight throw, while Andrew Evans and Bradley Szypka will represent UK in the men’s edition of the event. Kentucky has a men’s team and a women’s entered in the distance medley relays.
Saturday’s action will begin at 9 a.m. with the women’s high jump, while the first running event of the day, the women’s 60-meter hurdles heats will begin at 11:30 a.m.
Admission to the weekend’s meet is free to the public. Parking will be available in the C-6 lot adjacent to Commonwealth Stadium after 3 p.m on Friday and all day on Saturday.
Kentucky Invitational programs, which include heat sheets, will be sold for $1.
Meet Coverage and Fan Experience
For the second consecutive season, Kentucky will broadcast the meet live on http://www.ukathletics.com. The live video stream is available with a subscription. Live results will also be available at UKathletics.com
The streaming coverage of UK’s home meets is just part of the fan-friendly atmosphere second-year head coach Edrick Floréal has brought to Lexington.
Nutter Field House has taken on a more spectator-friendly layout for the home collegiate meets in 2014.
The new layout includes a high definition video board within Nutter Field House, increased seating on the infield for watching field events, raised runways for jumps events and increased seating along the finish straightaway so fans can be closer to the most exciting action.
Fans can also take in an unparalleled level of in-race analysis from meet announcer Dennis McNulty, who annually calls the NCAA Cross Country Championships in addition to other high profile events in the world of athletics.
Nutter Field House Visitors
The Kentucky Invitational field will be comprised of 23 teams in total.
The field will be made up of Ohio State (women’s team only), UCF, Wake Forest, EKU, WKU, Arkansas State, Chicago State, Dayton (women’s team only), Jackson State, Kentucky State, Marshall (women’s team only), Northern Kentucky, Shorter, Southern Indiana, Southern Illinois, Troy, Xavier, Bellarmine, Florida A&M, Miami (Ohio) and IUPUI in addition to UK.
Setting the Stage for UK
UK has also been bolstered by the nation’s fifth-ranked women’s recruiting class (Track & Field News).
Information provided by UK Athletics
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