Oklahoma will compete throughout the country this weekend.
Jan. 31, 2013
New Balance Invitaitonal
NORMAN, Okla. -- University of Oklahoma Track & Field athletes will travel across the country to several locations this weekend to compete in four invitationals.
Select sprinters and runners will make the trek to New York, N.Y., for The New Balance Invitational, commonly referred to as `The Armory' on Friday Feb. 1 and Saturday Feb. 2. Friday's event will kick off at 8:30 a.m. CT, with Saturday's events set to begin at and 7:30 a.m. CT.
The Armory will showcase some of the nation's best collegiate athletes. At least 20 percent of all 150 teams that competing are ranked in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Top 25, between all divisions and genders will be on hand for the competition. The field includes six top-10 women's teams and five top-ten men's teams.
This weekend will boast some of the best competition prior to several conference championships and the Indoor National Championships on March 8-9 in Fayetteville, Ark.
Twelve Sooners will be battling in sprints and relays at The Armory.
Notre Dame will play host to the 26th Meyo Invitational this weekend, with events running Friday through Saturday. Events will kick off at 3 p.m. CT Friday, and 9 a.m. CT Saturday. Three sooners, Frezer Legesse, Allen Eke and Malcolm Wankel will be present to represent OU.
Legesse is scheduled to run the infamous Meyo Mile, scheduled at 2 p.m. CT. The race boasts elite mile runners from around the country as they look to break the always impressive four-minute mark. Both Eke and Wankel are entered in the 800-meter run.
A variety of Sooners will compete in various events, including the pole vault, high jump and throws at the Varsity Apartments Invitational in Wichita, Kan., Friday through Saturday. Friday's events will begin at 10:30 a.m. CT, with Saturday's slate scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. CT. The event will be hosted by Wichita State University at the Heskett Center.
Redshirt junior, Jeremy Rankin, will be Oklahoma's lone representative at the 38th Annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational. The Sooner specialist is entered in the 60-meter dash.
The meet will be held in Lincoln, Nebraska on Friday and Saturday at the Devaney Center, home of Nebraska track and field. Events will kick off at 11:30 a.m. CT on Friday morning, and 10 a.m. CT on Saturday.