March 19, 2010
TULSA, Okla. -
The University of Tulsa track and field teams open the outdoor season with the Tulsa Duels on Saturday, March 20, at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium. Field events start at 9:00 a.m., followed by running events at 2:00 p.m.
Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Bradley, Oral Roberts, Northwest Missouri State, Coffeyville Community College and Bacone College are all scheduled to compete this weekend.
The meet kicks off with two events on Friday afternoon with the hammer throw starting at 1:00 p.m. in Stillwater, Okla., and the javelin at 7:00 p.m. at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium.
The Hurricane is coming off a record-setting indoor season in which the men's team posted a program-best, second-place finish at the C-USA Indoor Championships, and the women's squad tied a school-best, fourth-place finish at that the conference indoor meet. Tulsa captured nine individual gold medals highlighted by senior John Beattie earning High Point Scorer of the Meet honors after winning titles in the 3,000m and 5,000m.
Senior Alex Becker was named an All-American for the sixth time in her career after placing fifth in the 5,000m with a school-record time of 15:58.52 at the NCAA Indoor Championships on March 12th.
Live results can be viewed at http://www.spato.us/results/c2010/tulsaduels/
2010 Tulsa Duels Schedule
1:00 p.m. Hammer (W), men to follow (at Stillwater, Okla.)
7:00 p.m. Javelin (W), men to follow
9:00 a.m. Discus (M), women to follow
10:00 a.m. Long Jump (W), men to follow
11:00 a.m. High Jump (M), women to follow
12:00 p.m. Pole Vault (W), men to follow
Triple Jump (W), men to follow
1:00 p.m. Shot Put (M), women to follow
Running Events (Rolling schedule - Women first, men to follow, all races are timed finals)
2:00 p.m. 2000m Steeple Chase