NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Belmont Women's Track and Field team will split their squad this weekend, seeing action at the Samford Indoor Invitational and the Music City Challenge, hosted by Vanderbilt.
There will be athletes from 18 schools competing at the Samford meet, including host-Samford, Alabama State, Arkansas State, Azusa Pacific, Chattanooga, Furman, Georgia Southern, Hinds CC, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, Louisiana-Lafayette, McNeese State, New Orleans, South Alabama, South Carolina State, Tulane, UAB, and OVC foe Tennessee State.
The meet will begin at 9 a.m. with the women's weight throw and will conclude with the 4x400m relay at approximately 4:20 p.m.
Many Bruins have seen action at the Birmingham CrossPlex and know what to expect but the weekend is an opportunity for the program's newest members to get familiar with the facility that will host the 2020 OVC Indoor Championships in two weeks. The coaching staff will be looking to gain a clearer picture of who will compete in what events to represent BU at that meet based on this weekend's performances.
The sprints and jumps corps will use this weekend as a conference tune-up while allowing others to build on impressive marks from earlier in the season. Senior Anna Gierow (Madison, Ala.) will compete in the jumping events while junior Adreanna Parlette (Nashville, Tenn.) will vie in the high jump and hurdles.
Several distance runners, including seniors Courtney Alama (Annandale, Minn.) and Kortney Schardt (Lindenhurst, Ill.), will see action at the Music City Challenge as they also gear up for the conference showdown later this month. The 5000m races begin around 8 p.m. on Friday while the 3000m races kick off at 10 a.m. on Saturday.