NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont University men's track and field team will be competing at the Raleigh Relays and the Joe Walker Invitational this weekend.
The Raleigh Relays, hosted by North Carolina State, will be held at the Paul Derr Track and Field Facility in Raleigh, N.C. on March 24-25.
The meet will begin on Friday with the women's 5,000 meter run at 9:45 a.m. and at 11:45 a.m. with the women's 4X1500 on Saturday.
There will be 100 schools and 2,217 entries competing this weekend. Belmont will be sending representatives from both its men's and women's distance units including Chase Ballard (Columbus, Ind.), Kaleb McLeod (Soperton, Ga.) and Matt Blivin (Durham, N.C.).
The meet will be broadcast on ESPN3.
The Joe Walker Invitational, hosted by Ole Miss, will be held at the Ole Miss Track and Field Complex in Oxford, Miss. March 24-25. The meet will begin on Friday at 1 p.m. with the women's Hammer Throw and the start of the Heptathlon competition. Saturday, action will kick off at 9 a.m. with the Decathlon 110m Hurdles.
Fellow OVC members SIUE and Southeast Missouri will be competing. Neighboring Lipscomb will also be in attendance. Other notable entries include Arkansas State, Illinois State, Memphis, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss who is ranked 13th nationally.
This will be a near full-team meet for Belmont as it will travel the majority of its roster to the Magnolia State for competition at Ole Miss of the SEC.
Last time out, the Bruins kicked off their outdoor season, gaining early momentum, at the Yellow Jacket Invitational in Atlanta, Ga. The Belmont squad was led by second place finishes from three athletes. Sophomore Braden Carei (Uniontown, Pa.) notched a runner up finish and a Belmont school record in the pole vault with a mark of 4.70 meters. The throws' squad also had a successful day as senior Sean Magnuson (Mokena, Ill.) boasted a second place finish in the shot put with a throw of 15.46 meters, a personal best throw. Belmont also notched third and fourth place finishes in the event. Junior Caleb Corprew (Midwest City, Okla.) picked up right where he left off in the indoor season, running the 110 meter hurdles in 15.11 seconds and finishing in second place.
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Joe Walker Invitational