Track & Field heads to Ed Temple Classic

Teams return following winter break

January 6, 2012 · Athletic Communications

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- The Middle Tennessee track and field teams will return to action following winter break when they head to Nashville, Tenn., to take part in the Ed Temple Classic on Saturday.

Among the teams competing are host Tennessee State, Austin Peay, Lipscomb and Western Kentucky. The meet is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. CT with the mile run and should conclude in the early afternoon.

“This meet serves as a good competition for us after winter break,” said track and field head coach Dean Hayes. “It gives our student-athletes the opportunity to face good competition following the layoff and will allow us to see where we stand as we continue forward in 2012.”

Middle Tennessee is coming off a strong performance at last month’s season-opening MT Christmas Invitational in which the women’s team took home six event titles while the men won four events. Junior Ann Dudley propelled the women’s team as she won the high jump and 55-meter hurdles while fellow junior Cordairo Golden won the triple jump and finished second in the long jump for the men’s squad.

Dudley led the way for Middle Tennessee at last year’s competition, taking the women’s high jump competition with a school-record leap of 5 feet, 11.25 inches (1.81 meters). In all, the teams claimed six event titles while two Blue Raiders finished as the top collegiate finishers in their respective events.

Complete meet information can be found here. Live results of Saturday’s meet can be followed here.

Results of the meet will be posted on the teams’ Facebook and Twitter pages as soon as they become available. A full recap and results will be available on GoBlueRaiders.com on Saturday evening.

Follow the Blue Raider track and field teams on Twitter @MTTrackField and on Facebook at the MT Track & Field page. Also, stay up-to-date on the teams on the new Track & Field Notebook, which can be found here as well as linked on the Track & Field page on GoBlueRaiders.com.

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