OU will split the weekend between Seattle, Wash., and Fayetteville, Ark.
Feb. 7, 2013
Flotrack Husky Classic
NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma track and field team will split this weekend, once again, with select runners heading west to the Flotrack Husky Classic in Seattle, Wash., and the remainder of Oklahoma's representatives heading east to Fayetteville, Ark., to participate in the Tyson Invitational.
Kevin Williams, Patrick Casey, Kyle King and Bill Kogel will all be in Seattle for the Flotrack Husky Classic at the Dempsey Indoor Track and Field Complex. Over the years, the meet has become a centerpiece for the NCAA indoor track season.
Friday's running events are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. CT, with Saturday's running events slated to begin at 10 a.m. CT.
Live scoring will be provided through www.gohuskies.com.
Remaining distance runners, sprinters and field athletes will head to Fayetteville for the Tyson Invitational.
Friday's events will begin at noon CT with both the women's mile and pole vault. Saturday's events will begin at 11:00 a.m. CT with the women's shot put, with running events to start at 1 p.m. CT.
Live results of the meet will be provided by Flash Results and are available online at www.flashresults.com.
Fans are also invited to join in the Twitter conversation throughout this weekend's Razorback Invitational by using the meet's official Twitter hashtag: #TysonInv.
The Tyson Invitational marks the second of three meetings in Fayetteville throughout the indoor season for the Sooners. Oklahoma will return to the Randal Tyson Track Center for the NCAA Indoor Championships from March 8-9.
Four members of the men's track and field team enter the weekend ranked in the top 20 of their respective events.
Casey leads the way for the Sooners with a No. 3 ranking in the mile with a time of 3:56.28, still the fastest collegiate time recorded in 2013, and is additionally seventh in the country in the 800-meter run (1:47.67). Williams sits 12th with a 13:50.28 effort in the 5,000-meter run, while both Riley Masters and Bill Kogel are 16th (7:54.20) and 20th (7:56.04), respectively, in the 3,000-meter run.
On the women's side, Tia Brooks remains first in the shot put, while Claire McConnell is 19th in the pentathlon after breaking the program-record with 3,912 points at the Razorback Invitational.