Jan. 18, 2007
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -
For the second straight week, the University of Louisville men's and women's track and field team will travel to Lexington, Ky., for Friday and Saturday's Rod McCravy Memorial at the Nutter Field House on the campus of the University of Kentucky.
The two-day meet is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. ET on Friday and continue Saturday at 10:30 a.m. The field of teams for the event includes Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Memphis, Eastern Kentucky, Chattanooga, Georgia State and Miami (Ohio).
"We're excited about the number of national level teams that are scheduled to compete at this event, including Florida and several other SEC squads," said UofL head coach Ron Mann. "As we approach week, our schedule is designed to address specific needs for our team, and this week we wanted to see some national level competition in a highly competitive atmosphere."
The Cardinal men's team enters this weekend's meet ranked 10th in the latest Trackwire Top 25, the highest ranking in school history.
Last week at the Kentucky Invitational in Lexington, the Cards won three event titles and set six school records, led by sophomore Tone Belt's wins in the high jump and long jump. Belt set a school record with his NCAA qualifying mark of 7 feet, 3 inches in the high jump. Leading the way for the Cardinal women was junior ZeNai Savage with her school record and NCAA qualifying mark of 50-04.50 in the shot put and third-place overall in the event.
"Our athletes will be focusing this week on their primary events, which will include Bryan Webb in the 400m and our jumpers singling out in one event to focus on earning some strong results," Mann said. "We made a few adjustments this week with our practice schedule as we got back in the full swing of things with class and training. This week was good for our team and I think we're getting much closer to where we want to be for the BIG EAST Championships in Feb."
Following this weekend's meet, the Cards will travel to Bloomington, Ind., for the Gladstein Invitational on Jan. 26-27 at Indiana University's Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse.