CHARLESTON, SC March 21, 2013 – The College of Charleston women’s track & field team will travel to Columbia, S.C. this weekend for the Weems Baskin Invitational, hosted by South Carolina on March 22-23.
The majority of the events will take place on Saturday with only the hammer throw, javelin, pole vault and 5,000-meter run set for Friday. Saturday will get underway with the women’s discus throw at 10:00 a.m.
Nearly 30 schools and 800 student athletes will be on hand over the course of the two-day meet. The public is welcome and admission is free.
With about a month to go until the Southern Conference Outdoor Championship in Statesboro, Ga., the Cougars are coming off a productive weekend and will look to continue their positive momentum.
Junior Christine Klinar set the school and facility records, as she finished first in the javelin throw at the Georgia Southern Invitational last weekend. The Cougars also sent three athletes to the Shamrock Invitational to compete in the heptathlon, highlighted by junior Kaitlin McWhorter, who finished fourth out of 23 competitors in the series of seven events.
Live results will be available by going to www.timinginc.com. The link will be live shortly before the meet on Friday. Also check back to CofCSports.com for a recap and full results from the meet.
CofC head coach Amy Seago said she is looking forward to seeing the team go up against some higher level competition.
“I was really encouraged by how we performed last weekend and I’m excited to see us carry that momentum into this meet, where we will be going up against a lot of top notch schools,” she said.