VMI track and field returns to action Saturday, traveling to Fairfax, Va. to take part in the George Mason Invitational. Action will get underway at noon. It is expected that fans can follow along via twitter updates from the @VMITandF site, linked above. In addition, live results are available at the link above.
VMI comes off a week that saw Emily Dinning post a USATF Junior Nationals qualifying time for the second straight meet, while Noah Hagos ran a 14:44 5K and Felix Kitur continued to run well in the 800-meters. Both Kitur and Dinning are entered this weekend, along with many other Keydets, although Hagos is not.
What to Watch For
Dinning is entered in the 1,500-meter run, and while the longer distances are her specialty, she will be bidding for her third USATF Junior National qualifier. No other Keydet woman has ever notched two, until Dinning did it last week, completing the 3K/5K double. The freshman will be chasing the time of 4:38.14 this weekend.
Felix Kitur was defeated for the first time this year last weekend at Duke, and will look to regain his #1 ranking in the East Region on Saturday. Last year at this meet, Kitur beat eventual NCAA champion Robby Andrews, among others, to take victory in the 800.
This is also VMI's final tuneup before next week's Big South Outdoor Championships, which will be contested in Conway, S.C. and hosted by the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.