Hilltopper track and field begin C-USA championship play this week

Hunter Frint

WKU track & field has almost wrapped up the 2014-2015 indoor season. Its last regular season meet, the Samford Invitational, was held two weeks ago in Alabama at the Birmingham Crossplex.

Notable performances were brought forth in the last weekend of competition by freshmen Nick Demaline and senior Karleigh Parker. Demaline won his first-career win in the shot put with a toss of 56-feet-5.75 inches. Parker again proved vital in the pole vault with a vault of 13-feet-3.5 inches.

Also leaving the invitational with career bests were sprinters Chioma Agwunobi and Prince Charles Iworah. They finished second in their 60-meter dashes, with Agwunobi clocking 7.59 and Iworah clocking a 6.79.

This past weekend, the Hilltoppers took their 4×400-meter relay to South Bend, Indiana to compete in the Alex Wilson Invitational. WKU Track & Field has been training and crossing its T’s and dotting its I’s this past week and will look for this momentum  to lead them to Birmingham for their first ever Conference USA Championships.

The Championships will be held at the same complex as the Samford Invitational, a bank track that Head Coach Erik Jenkins admits his team is not too familiar with. Championships begin Wednesday, February 25.