A-State Track and Field set to open indoor season at home Sunday

From Arkansas State University

The 2013-14 season for the Arkansas State University men's and women's indoor track and field teams will get underway this Sunday (Dec. 1) afternoon as the Red Wolves host the annual ASU Kickoff Klassic at the A-State Convocation Center in Jonesboro, Ark.

The season-opening non-scoring meet will begin at 2 p.m. (CT) with the field events and preliminary races for the running events.  The finals for the sprints, hurdles, long distance, and relays are slated for a 3:30 p.m. (CT) start.  Admission to the meet is $5 for adults and $3 for kids at the door.

"We always look forward to our December meet as a gauge for how we prepared this fall in the offseason," said A-State head coach Jim Patchell.  "Although we had quality training this fall, you never quite know how your team will perform until that first competition.  Cross country has just concluded a successful season, however our other event groups have yet to compete and this meet gives them something to shoot for in the fall training program."

Results for the 2013 ASU Kickoff Klassic will be posted online after the meet's conclusion at www.deltatiming.com<http://www.deltatiming.com>.

The Red Wolves are schedule to compete in seven regular-season indoor meets this upcoming season, which includes hosting the annual A-State Invitational Friday, Jan. 24, at the Convocation Center on the A-State campus.  Arkansas State will close out the regular-season portion of its 2013-14 indoor slate Feb. 24-25 at the 2014 Sun Belt Conference (SBC) Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Ala.

This past indoor season, the A-State women's team won the SBC Championship title for the first time in 13 years and the men's squad turned in a third-place performance at the conference meet.  Both Red Wolves' teams also finished among the top 15 teams in the final 2013 NCAA Division I South Central Region rankings as administered by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

2013 ASU Kickoff Klassic
Schedule of Events
Field Events
2 p.m. – Men's Weight Throw
Women's Weight Throw to follow
Men's Shot Put to follow WWT
                Women's Shot Put to follow MSP
                Men's Long Jump
                Women's Long Jump to follow MLJ
                Men's Triple Jump to follow WLJ
                Women's Triple Jump to follow MTJ
            Men's Pole Vault
                Women's Pole Vault to follow MPV
                Women's High Jump
                Men's High Jump to follow WHJ

Track Events
2 p.m. – Men's 55-meter dash prelims
              Women's 55-meter dash prelims
              Men's 55-meter hurdles prelims
              Women's 55-meter hurdles prelims
3:30 p.m. – Men's 3,000-meters final
                 Women's 3,000-meters final
                 Men's 55-meter dash final
                Women's 55-meter dash final
                Men's 55-meter hurdles final
                Women's 55-meter hurdles final
                Men's mile run final
                Women's mile run final
                Men's 400 meters final
                Women's 400 meters final
                Men's 600 meters final
                Women's 600 meters final
                 Men's 800 meters final
                 Women's 800 meters final
                Men's 200 meters final
                Women's 200 meters final
                Men's distance medley relay final
                Women's distance medley relay final
    Men's 5,000 meters final
    Women's 5,000 meters final
    Men's 4x400-meter relay final
    Women's 4x400-meter relay final