MEAC TO HOST 2012 MENíS AND WOMENíS OUTDOOR TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS

Courtesy: MEAC Media Relations
          Release: 04/25/2012
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Courtesy: MEAC Media Relations

NORFOLK, Va.- April 25, 2012- The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) will host the 2012 Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships, May 3-5 at the Irwin Belk Track on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University, in Greensboro, N.C.

Competition will begin on Thursday at 1 p.m. with the men's decathlon followed by the women's heptathlon at 1:15 p.m. The women's high jump and men's discus will commence at 4:30 p.m. followed by the semi-finals of the men's and women's 400m hurdles beginning at 5:30 p.m. The day will conclude with the women's and men's 200m semi-final at 6:10 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships continue Friday, May 4, with the women's heptathlon and men's decathlon at 9 a.m. Other field events on Friday's slate include the men's and women's long jump, high jump and shot put. The afternoon continues with the men's and women's semifinal in the 400m, 100m dash, 800m, 400m hurdles, 200m dash, women's 100m hurdles and men's 110m hurdles. The women's and men's 5000m will close out the day beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The competition concludes Saturday at 9 a.m. with field events including: men's and women's pole vault, javelin, and triple jump. The women's and men's 4x100m relays will begin the running finals at 1 p.m. Rounding out the evening's events will be the men's and women's 4x400m relay race at 4:20 p.m. 

A complete schedule of events and live statistics for the 2012 MEAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships can be found on the conference website.

Media interested in covering the championships, can apply for a media credential online at www.MEACsports.com

Admission to the event is free of charge.

-www.MEACSports.com-

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