WKU Track and Field starts its indoor season in Nashville

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Senior Marlowe Mosley running in the 2020 Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships on Feb. 22, 2020 at the Birmingham Crossplex.

Lynda Eernisse, Sports Reporter

WKU’s track and field team will start its 2022 indoor season this weekend with a meet in Nashville, Tennessee, against the Vanderbilt Commodores. 

The Commodore Challenge, hosted by Vanderbilt University, will take place Friday at 2:30 p.m. CT and Saturday at 11 a.m. CT. 

This will be the third indoor season for the Hilltoppers under their current coaching staff and the program will have some strong returning athletes from the 2021 indoor season. 

Among the returnees are Grace Turner (pole vault/ high jump), Savannah Heckman (distance), Dedrick Troxell (distance), Clint Sherman (distance), Kaison Barton (throws), and Brett Brannon (throws). 

Previously, Troxell and Sherman were awarded for being part of the bronze medalist Distance Medley Relay team in the 2021 Conference USA Indoor Championships. 

Several events will take place each day, but the meet is scheduled to begin with field events Friday afternoon, and Track beginning around 5:30 p.m. 

Saturday’s events will start with men’s shot put at 11 a.m. followed by women’s pole vault, men and women’s triple jump, and then women’s shot put. Track events will be run between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. 

The full schedule events for both Friday and Saturday can be found here.

Sports reporter Lynda Eernisse can be reached at [email protected]