Arkansas State track & field opens Sunday with A-State Kickoff Klassic

Arkansas State track & field opens Sunday with A-State Kickoff Klassic

Press Release from Arkansas State Athletics

NESBORO, Ark. (11/30/18) - The 2018-19 season for the Arkansas State University men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams will get underway Sunday as the Red Wolves host the annual A-State Kickoff Klassic inside First National Bank Arena. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and A-State students get in FREE with Student ID.

“The Kickoff Klassic is always a meet we look forward to,” said A-State head coach Jim Patchell. “After training all fall, it’s an ideal test to see how our team is progressing before we hit the primary indoor schedule next semester. It also gives us a chance to see our newcomers in a competitive situation that they have looked forward to since the fall semester began.”

The season-opening meet will get underway at 2:00 p.m. Preliminaries in the 55-meter dash and 55-meter hurdles will be contested at 2:00 p.m. with finals of all track events beginning at 4:00 p.m. on a rolling schedule. The 3,000-meter run for men is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. with the women to follow.

Field events are scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. with the men’s weight throw, men’s long jump, men’s pole vault and women’s high jump. Women’s weight throw, women’s long jump, men’s pole vault and men’s high jump follow the 2:00 p.m. start while men’s and women’s shot put and men’s and women’s triple jump follow the weight throw and long jump competitions.

A-State is scheduled for five additional indoor meets before the Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships Feb. 18-19 in Birmingham, Ala. The Red Wolves host the A-State Invitational Jan. 25 and the Scarlet & Black Open on Feb. 8, both contested inside First National Bank Arena.

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