Track and Field Sets to Host SAA Championships This Weekend

Track and Field Sets to Host SAA Championships This Weekend

Championship Central

SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee track and field teams are ready to host the 2018 Southern Athletic Association Track and Field Championships on the campus of the University of the South this weekend.

A schedule of events, live results, and entry list can be found at Championship Central by clicking on the link above.

TIME FOR A REPEAT: Looking to win the 800 meters for the second time in as many years, sophomore Ash Midyett ran a 1:55.52 last season at the championships. This year, Midyett is second in the conference and eighth in the South/Southeast region with a season-best clip of 1:56.89 from the Emory Classic on March 30.

DON'T BLINK, YOU MIGHT MISS HIM: Calid Shorter recorded a season-best mark of 11.28 seconds in the 100 meters at the Victor Ice Breaker duals. The freshman is ninth in the SAA in the event.

ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN: Letherio Jones (52.76 seconds) and Carter Pettus (52.88) are 18th and 20th, respectively, in the 400 meter dash. They will look to climb this weekend at the conference championships.

RUNNING AND JUMPING: Meredith Stuber will compete in three events over the two-day event: the 200 meter dash, the high jump and long jump, as well as competing in relays. The junior is seventh in the SAA in the 200 with a 27.24-second time she earned last weekend at the Mountain Laurel Invitational. She also earned a season-best in the the long jump, clearing 4.93 meters and enters the weekend fourth-best in conference. In the high jump, the Stuttgart, Germany native cleared 1.45 meters at the Emory Classic and will enter the postseason ninth-best in conference.

LOOKING TO IMPROVE A PERSONAL-BEST: Rachel Hudson cleared 32.54 meters in the discus event last Friday at the Mountain Laurel Invite. Ranked 11th in the SAA, she will look to improve that mark this weekend.

SHOWING THEM THE LIGHT OF DAY: Coming off a win in the javelin last weekend, Karagan Day will enter the Championships this weekend as the fourth-best javelin thrower in the conference and fifth in the region, clearing 36.28 meters at the Victor Ice Breaker Duals.

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