NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Belmont Women's Track and Field Team aim to build on its top-25 regional ranking heading into this weekend's OVC Outdoor Championship. The Bruins will push for an increase in point production for their fourth year in the league.
A handful of Bruins will eye improving on their top-five marks in their respective events over the two-day meet. Among the highlights on the track will be newly minted OVC Female Track Athlete of the Year Hannah Wittman (Lindenhurst, Ill.), who is competing in a trio of events, two of which she owns the top time in the OVC and stands in the top-15 nationally. She is competing in the 800, 1500m and 5000m. Wittman medaled in the 1500m at last year's championship, breaking the conference record in the event which had stood since 1983.
Also on the track looking to make waves will be freshman LaCarol Baynes (Houston, Texas). She is ranked third in the 400m Hurdles coming into her first outdoor championship.
In the field events, current OVC Female Field Athlete of the Week Alyssa Andersen (Oswego, Ill.) is ranked third in the conference in the Hammer Throw and has her sights set on medaling at her first outdoor championship.
The 2016 OVC Outdoor Championship will be contested on the Ed S. Temple Track at Tennessee State University. Single day passes are $3 each and a pass for the entire two-day meet is $5. On Friday, the Decathlon and Heptathlon begins at 9 a.m., followed by field events at 11 a.m. and track events beginning at 2 p.m. On Saturday, the final events for the Decathlon and Heptathlon begin at 9 a.m., followed by field events at 11 a.m. and the remaining events on the track beginning at 2 p.m. Live stats and video will be available for both days.