The VMI track and field teams return to action Friday, opening competition at the Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C. Action will get underway at noon, and the meet is a two-day event, with Saturday's events slated for a 9 a.m. start.
How to Follow
Fans can follow along via live results, provided free of charge by FlashResults.com. There will also be a video stream of each day's events (there is a fee for the video coverage), and Twitter updates from the @VMITandF account are also likely.
Friday's weather calls for showers in the morning, giving way to clearer skies and a high of 64 degrees. Those clearer conditions will stay through Saturday, when the high is slated to be 68. Morning events could be a bit chilly, as the lows are only 37 and 41, respectively.
Events to Watch
Women's Pole Vault
Jennifer Sing and Kate Collins will face stiff competition here, including top seed Sandi Morris of North Carolina. Morris cleared 14'1 1/4" last indoor season, the third-best freshman result ever recorded in this event, and placed fourth at last year's ACC Outdoor Championships. Also entered is Amy Fryt of Duke, who finished 12th at last season's NCAA Indoor Championships, recording Second Team All-American honors in the process.
Jenna Moye, entered in her longest race thus far this outdoor season, is seeded ninth and, much like Sing and Collins, has stiff competition. Carly Seymour of Duke is the top seed, a two-time NCAA qualifier in the 10K, while her teammate, Madeline Morgan, was All-East Region in this event last year.
Felix Kitur looks to follow up last week's performance, which remains the East Region's best so far this season, as he competes in both the 400 and 800 this weekend. In the 800, he faces a field that includes O'Neal Wanliss, a talented freshman who was a high school All-American in both the 400 and 800.
A week after qualifying for the USATF Junior Nationals in the 3K, Emily Dinning is seeded 10th here in a field led by a familiar name. Juliet Bottorff of Duke is the top seed in this event, competing unattached, and Bottorff is the defending NCAA Champion in the 10K.