March 12, 2010

Alonzo Clark Memorial Track and Field Invitational to be Held Saturday

BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College track and field program will host Lees-McRae's Alonzo Clark Memorial Track and Field Invitational on March 13 with all proceeds going to the Alonzo Clark Memorial Fund.

The meet is held in honor of former Bobcat track athlete Alonzo Clark, who passed away this October from injuries suffered in a single-car crash.

"We are excited to host such an event, and it is a real honor to host it in Alonzo's name, Athletic Director Craig McPhail said. "Alonzo was a valued member of the Bobcat family, and we know he will be watching Saturday."

There are six teams and over 100 athletes competing in the meet. Lees-McRae, Lenoir-Rhyne, Montreat, Limestone, Milligan and Brevard are the six teams competing.

The event will be held at Lees-McRae's Arthur, Lauritsen and Sanderson Track and Field Venue, which is an eight-lane track and field facility with lights 4,000ft above sea level. The meet will be scored by Fully Automatic Timing (FAT) system, which is a TFRRS certified timing results system.

The field events will start at 11:30 am and running events will begin at 1 p.m. with a full tentative schedule listed below.

11:30 a.m.

Men's/Women's Javelin (combined)

Noon

Discus: Men and Women (Combined)

Pole Vault: Women/Men to follow

Long Jump: Women/Men to follow

High Jump: Women/Men to follow

1:00 p.m.:

Shot Put: Men and Women (Combined )

Triple Jump: Men/Women to follow

4 throws: Shot/Discus/Javelin (no finals)

4 Jumps: Long jump/Triple jump (no finals)

Running Events (Tentative)

1:00 p.m. 1500 Meters Women

1:10 p.m. 1500 Meters Men

1:20 p.m. 400 Meter Relay Women

1:25 p.m. 400 Meter Relay Men

1:30 p.m. 100 Meter Hurdles Women

1:35 p.m. 110 Meter Hurdles Men

1:45 p.m. 400 Meters Women

1:50 p.m. 400 Meters Men

2:00 p.m. 100 Meter Dash Women

2:10 p.m. 100 Meter Dash Men

2:20 p.m. 800 Meters Women

2:30 p.m. 800 Meters Men

2:45 p.m. 400 Meter Hurdles Women

2:50 p.m. 400 Meter Hurdles Men

3:00 p.m. 200 Meters Women

3:10 p.m. 200 Meters Men

3:20 p.m. 3000 Meter Run Women

3:35 p.m. 3000 Meter Run Men

3:50 p.m. 1600 Meter Relay