Track and Field travels to Indiana for Gladstein Invitational


After a fast start to the year, the Marshall University track and field team travels to Bloomington, Indiana this weekend to compete in the Gladstein Invitational, a two-day meet at Indiana University.

The Herd is fresh off the Marshall Women’s Classic this past weekend, where it tied for first place with Duquesne University and finished ahead of James Madison, Morehead State, Radford and Wright State.

“I thought we had some solid performances in some events and showed a little rust in others, but I was excited to come out with the tie for first,” Head Track and Field Coach Jeff Small said. “I think the fact that we have another week of training under our belt is going to help us as we head to Indiana.”

This is the first time this season that the Herd will be competing outside of the Chris Cline Indoor Athletic Facility. Marshall began the year with a dual meet versus Ohio University.

“This weekend is a bit different for us,” Small said. “We have our 300-meter flat track here in Huntington, and Indiana has a 200-meter bank track. It’s almost like running up a hill on both ends of the track, so it will be a big adjustment for our kids.”

Field events begin in the Gladstein Fieldhouse at 2:45 p.m. Friday, and the track events will start at 4:20 p.m.

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