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Track and Field splits for Boston Moon Invitational, Sea Ray Relays

April 11, 2013 ·

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The track and field squads of Middle Tennessee will split up this weekend for two separate meets. A majority of the team will travel north to Nashville for the Boston Moon Invitational, while some will head east to Knoxville, Tenn., for the Sea Ray Relays.

The Boston Moon Invitational is held Saturday, April 13 at Tennessee State University, while the Sea Ray Relays will take place Thursday through Saturday, April 11-13 at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Sea Ray action is slated to begin on Thursday evening, but MT will not have any competitors until Friday, when individual races begin.

"Heading to Knoxville gives us an opportunity to run some relays we wouldn't otherwise be able to," head coach Dean Hayes said.  "The 4 x 800 and 4 x 1,500 meter relays aren't in the NCAA's, so we'll be able to run them here."

At the Boston Moon, named for famed athlete and coach, Ralph Boston, will begin Saturday morning with several MT athletes competing in individual events.

"Ralph (Boston) and I have been friends for a long time, long before I even knew about Middle Tennessee State University," Hayes said.  "This meet will be a good opportunity for us to compete and get better in preparation for the Sun Belt Championships."

The Blue Raiders will also compete in several events on Saturday.

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