WICHITA, Kan.- The Wichita State Track & Field Team faces competition for the first time in 2013 when they host the Herm Wilson Invitational presented by Varsity Apartments.
"Season openers are always interesting," said Head Coach, Steve Rainbolt. "We will be excited to see how our athletes did in terms of training over the holidays."
The Herm Wilson Invitational will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 5 p.m. in the Heskett Center with the men's long jump. Wichita State's women's team will compete in the triple jump and pole vault.
Both the men's and women's teams will compete in the weight throw Wednesday night. The evening's events will conclude with the men's high jump.
Competition resumes Thursday Jan. 10 with several field events beginning at 12:30. The running events begin at 3 p.m. with the women's 60m hurdles prelims.
Oral Roberts, Oklahoma Baptist, Emporia State, Fort Hays State, and Butler Community College will all travel to Wichita to battle the Shockers.
After missing out on an MVC Indoor Championship by less than three points, the Shocker women look capture their second conference indoor title in three years. Six returning All-MVC performers, including four MVC Champions, look to avenge this narrow loss.
Wichita State's men's team looks for its first conference title since 2010. Led by eight returning All-MVC performers, the Shocker men begin their 2013 at the Herm Wilson Invitational.
"Less than 50 days from right now is our Missouri Valley Conference championship," Rainbolt explained. "Our athletes need to get started with a strong meet at the Herm Wilson Invitational,"
Fans can watch the meet live on the Wichita State Track UStream channel. The live stream will begin at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and resume Thursday at 12:00 p.m. Click here to watch the meet live.
WSU Track &Field will also host Shocker Track Weekly on its UStream channel beginning on Tuesday night at 8p.m. Get ready for the meet with this new live video show available here.
Follow all of the action live at the Herm Wilson Invitational meet central page.