OBU to Host Meet Saturday

March 27, 2008


Along with national powerhouse OBU will be St. Gregory's, Oklahoma Christian, Southern Nazarene, Bacone, Langston, West Texas A&M, Friends and Sterling.

The OBU men finished second in the indoor national meet earlier this month while the women placed fourth. Langston's men were ninth in the indoor meet, followed by Oklahoma Christian in 15th, St. Gregory's in 24th and Southern Nazarene in 44th.

The SGU women were 22nd and the Langston women 34th.

Among the unattached runners will be Roderick and Katrin Green, both world class paraplegic sprinters who competed in the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens. The reside in Oklahoma City.

"This is an opportunity to see some world class athletes, for our faculty to see their students compete and for us to open our track facility," said OBU coach Ford Mastin, a four-time NAIA Coach of the Year. "I also appreciate Sterling and Friends coming down. They are driving down past a meet to come to ours."

The field events begin at 11 a.m. with the javelin, hammer and long jump, followed by the high jump, discus, shot put, pole vault and triple jump, beginning at 1 p.m.

The running events begin at 12:30 p.m. with the 3000 steeplechase.

Schedule

11 a.m. - Javelin, Hammer, Long Jump

12:30 p.m.- 3000 Steeplechase

1 p.m. - 4x100, High Jump, Discus, Shot Put, Pole Vault, Triple Jump

1:15 p.m. - 1500M

1:30 p.m. - 100IH, 110HH

2 p.m. - 400M

2:15 p.m. - 100M

2:30 p.m. - 800M

2:45 p.m. - 400LH, 400IH

3:15 p.m. - 200M

3:30 p.m. - 5000M

4:15 p.m. - 4x400 relay

4:40 p.m. - 4x800 relay