STARKVILLE, Miss. - In a change of pace, Mississippi State's indoor track and field team will take to the course in midweek action as opposed to the normal weekend schedule of the past. What will not be a change is the meet's location, as this will be MSU's fourth time to compete at the Birmingham Crossplex.
"To have a state of the art facility so close to home is really nice," coach Steve Dudley said. "Not having to travel all day on a bus allows our athletes to be in top shape when it comes time to perform."
Keisha Wallace will start things off for the Lady Bulldogs when she competes on Wednesday in the pentathlon. This will be Wallace's first multi-events action of the season, but the junior has had success in other competition as she placed third and sixth in the 60m hurdles in earlier meets, as well as taking 15th in the long jump at the UAB Invitational.
The Birmingham Invitational will also be spectators' first look at a few more Lady Bulldogs, which is typical of a track season according to Dudley.
"As the season progresses, we see the lineup of competing athletes changing," he commented. "This is usually due to someone standing out in practice so we give them a chance to compete and hopefully improve our chances of success."
Birmingham Invitational competition will begin on Wednesday with the heptathlon at 2:00 pm and will conclude on Thursday at 8:50 pm with the men's 4x400m relay.