April 12, 2012

 

TRACK EVENTS WILL NOW BEGIN AT NOON CT ON SATURDAY.

NORMAN, Okla. --
The University of Oklahoma track and field teams host the 43rd annual John Jacobs Invitational on Saturday, April 14. The two-day meet begins Friday at 10 a.m. CT with high school competition and concludes Saturday with collegiate action. Saturday’s action begins at 11 a.m. CT. with field events. Track events get underway at noon CT. The men's and women's hammer throws will be contested Friday evening beginning at 5 p.m. CT. Admission to both days of the meet is free.

All information regarding the meet, including heat sheets, schedule and live results is available at SoonerSports.com. There is a chance for rain on Saturday. Please note that umbrellas are prohibited items. In the event of inclement weather, please check SoonerSports.com for updates. Fans can also follow live action from the meet via the team's Twitter account.

John Jacobs Invitational: Meet Information | Live Results

In addition to the eighth-ranked women’s team and 21st ranked men’s team from Oklahoma, other teams competing include Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Grambling State, North Texas, Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma Baptist. The meet also features 10 returning champions including Oklahoma’s Conrad Aaron (shot put), Brittany Borman (discus), the Sooners’ 4x100-meter relay team on the women’s side and the men’s 4x400-meter relay team.

A total of 25 competitors are ranked in the top 95 in the nation in their respective events. Among those are Oklahoma's Luke Bryant, who is third in the men's discus throw, Borman (fourth, women's discus throw), Ti'Anca Mock (sixth, women's long jump), Jamel Wood (15th, men's 400-meter dash), Tre Lathan (17th, men's 110-meter hurdles), Alex Acker (20th, women's pole vault), Bailey Wagner (28th, women's discus throw) and Ethan Baker (30th, men's 400-meter dash). Oklahoma's men are 25th in the 4x100-meter relay and 20th in the 4x400-meter relay.

In addition to the track meet, several other events are scheduled for Saturday including the Big Boomer Barbeque, annual merchandise sale, the OU football spring game at 2 p.m. CT and a baseball game against Missouri at 6:30 p.m. CT.

Due to the Big Boomer Barbecue, Jenkins Street to the east of Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium will close at 7 a.m. on Saturday and will remain closed until the end of the spring game. Parking for the track meet is available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Duck Pond lot, located north of the track and field complex. The only way to access this lot will be from the east, via Brooks Street. There are select monitored lots for spring game use only. A complete OU parking map is available at SoonerSports.com. In addition to the Jacobs Invitational and Spring Game, OU is hosting a number of events on campus. Please plan accordingly for travel and parking as campus will be crowded.