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MT T&F to Compete in Two Tennessee Meets

Blue Raiders stay in Tennessee for April 11-12 competition

April 10, 2014 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Middle Tennessee track & field teams will travel to two different meets this weekend, competing at the Tennessee Relays in Knoxville, Tenn., April 11-12 and the Boston Moon Relays in Nashville, Tenn., April 11-12.

The Tennessee Relays start Thursday night with the hammer throw and the men's and women's 10,000-meter, which Middle Tennessee will not compete in. Friday and Saturday features a full slate of events with Friday's schedule starting at 11 a.m. and Saturday's final event, the men's 4x400-meter relays, concluding the meet at 6:40 p.m.

Of the many athletes competing in Knoxville, Eliud Rutto, who won the 800-meter at the Yellow Jacket Invite March 30, is slated to run in the 800. Rutto set a personal-best time and Middle Tennessee outdoor record with his time of 1:47.97 at Georgia Tech.

Tugumisirize ran his first 400-meter in the outdoor season at the Tiger Track Classic April 6, boasting a time of 46.21. He is scheduled to compete again in the 400 and he has the number one seed time in the event.

Lucy Kapkiai has had a successful spring, winning C-USA Athlete of the Week Honors April 2 after finishing fifth at the Raleigh Relays in the 10,000-meter. Kapkiai's time of 35:04.76 broke the Middle Tennessee school record by 40 seconds. She is slated to compete in the 1,500-meter for the second time this season.

India Hammond has placed first or second in the triple jump all three times she has competed in the event in the 2014 outdoor season. She captured the title last week at the Tiger Track Classic with a leap of 12.44-meters (1.4). Hammond is scheduled to compete in four events, which include the triple jump, long jump, 100-meter hurdles and the 4x100-meter relay.

Much of the remaining Blue Raiders will split and compete either at the Tennessee Relays or the Boston-Moon Relays. The Boston-Moon Relays are hosted by Tennessee State in Nashville, Tenn.

Cordairo Golden and Craig Allen are scheduled to compete in the triple jump Friday, while Golden is also scheduled to compete in the long jump. Brandon Messick is slated to run in the 200-meter and 400-meter at TSU.

Results will be posted to GoBlueRaiders.com, following the conclusion of events each day.

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