OU Set to Begin Outdoor Season
NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma track and field team begins its outdoor season this weekend in Fort Worth, Texas, at the TCU Invitational. The meet will be held at the Lowdon Track Complex on the campus of TCU.
The beginning of the outdoor season means new events added to the meet schedule and a chance for the outdoor event student-athletes to join their OU teammates in competition.
The TCU Invite is the first of eight outdoor meets for the Sooners that will run through the end of April before postseason competition begins. OU will travel to San Antonio next weekend for the Roadrunner Invitational before taking part in the Texas Relays in Austin. The Sooners will travel to the Bob Larson Distance Carnival in Los Angeles and the Reveille Invitational in College Station, Texas, prior to competing in the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Invitational in Los Angeles on April 13. The Sooners then return home to play host at the annual John Jacobs meet April 19-20. The final regular season outdoor meet for OU will be the National Relay Championships on April 26-27 in Fayetteville, Ark.
The Sooners will open postseason by hosting the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in Norman on May 10-12, while the opening competition to June's NCAA Championship, the NCAA West Preliminary Round, is set for May 23-25 in Sacramento, Calif. The NCAA Outdoor Championships will be hosted by the University of Texas in Austin, June 5-8.
Women's discus will be the first event of the TCU Invitational Saturday, scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. CT with the men's discus to follow. Running events begin at 2 p.m. with the men's 3,000-meter steeplechase. The meet wraps up with the 1,600-meter relays, slated to begin at 5:25 p.m.
Live results will be available throughout the weekend through Flash Results, and final results will be available on SoonerSports.com following the meet. For updates and more information on Oklahoma track and field, follow the Sooners on Twitter and Instagram (@OU_Track) and like Oklahoma Sooners Track & Field and Cross Country on Facebook.
TCU INVITATIONAL INFORMATION
Saturday, March 16
Live Results: Flash Results
Heat Sheets: PDF
Venue: Lowden Track Complex; Fort Worth, Texas
Field: Barton County, Kansas State, Northwestern State, TCU, UT-Arlington
|TCU Invitational Schedule|
|Saturday, March 16|
|Time||Event - Sooners|
|9:30 a.m.||Women's Discus Throw - Faith Ette, Lauren Jones, Meia Gordon|
Men's Discus Throw - Bradley Daboub
|11 a.m.||Women's High Jump - Makayla Stephens|
|11:30 a.m.||Women's Hammer Throw - Camille Burge, Lauren Jones|
|To Follow||Men's Hammer Throw - Edward Jeans|
|2 p.m.||Men's 3,000-Meter Steeplechase - Andrew Doherty, Zach Gentry|
|To Follow Women's (2 p.m.)||Men's Javelin - Josh Haus|
|2:20 p.m.||Women's 4x100-Meter Relay - Camri Austin, Dai'Lyn Merriweather, Ja'Leesa Giles, Kennedy Blackmon, Amanda Van Buren|
|To Follow||Men's 4x100-Meter Relay - Oklahoma A: Jackson Webb, Joseph Sheffield, Xavier Brown, Zac Martin; Oklahoma B: Greg Vann, Golden Eke, Garry Williams, Quoi Ellis|
|2:30 p.m.||Women's Shot Put - Meia Gordon, Lauryn Jones, Faith Ette|
|To Follow||Men's Shot Put - Bradley Daboub, Cooper Campbell|
Women's Long Jump - Nura Muhammad, Hailey Patterson, Deja Alexis, Symone Washington
|Men's Long Jump - Roman Mason, Garry Williams, Golden Eke, Greg Vann, Langdon Williams|
|Women's Pole Vault - Abby Bilsbury, Mackenzie Shell, Meagan Gray, Gabby Carson, Sydney King|
|3 p.m.||Women's 100-Meter Hurdles - Mahendra McWhite, Camri Austin, Makayla Stephens|
|3:10 p.m.||Men's 110-Meter Hurdles - Bryce Douglas|
|3:20 p.m.||Women's 400-Meter Dash - Kennedy Blackmon, Jai'Lyn Merriweather|
|3:35 p.m.||Women's 100-Meter Dash - Amanda Van Buren, Camri Austin, Dai'Lyn Merriweather, Ja'Leesa Giles, Alexis Barnes, Hailey Patterson, Sydney Dillard, Mahendra McWhite, Symone Washington|
|To Follow||Men's 100-Meter Dash - Jackson Webb, Xavier Brown, Quoi Ellis, Zac Martin|
|To Follow Women's (4 p.m.)||Men's 800-Meter Run - Tucker Desko, Derek King|
|4:15 p.m.||Women's Triple Jump - Najuana Strickland, Allanah Lee, Essence Thomas|
|Men's Triple Jump - Marcus Mitchell|
|4:20 p.m.||Women's 200-Meter Dash - Jai'Lyn Merriweather, Dai'Lyn Merriweather, Amanda Van Buren, Kennedy Blackmon, Ja'Leesa Giles, Alexis Barnes, Makayla Stephens, Sydney Dillard|
|To Follow||Men's 200-Meter Dash - Caleb Johnson, Zac Tucker, Myles Wheeler, Brooks Glanton|
|To Follow Women's (4:50 p.m.)||Men's 5,000-Meter Run - Brendan Taylor|