Track & Field travels to Sewanee this weekend for SAA Championships

Track & Field travels to Sewanee this weekend for SAA Championships

Championship Central

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--The Birmingham-Southern track and field teams will travel to Sewanee, Tenn., this weekend for the inaugural Southern Athletic Association Track & Field Championship.

BSC's top athletes include junior Tiarra Goode, who won the national championships last year in the 60m indoor hurdles and 100m outdoor hurdles. She leads the SAA Performance List in the 100m and 200m dashes and the 100m hurdles, and is ranked second in the nation in the 200m, third in the 100m, and seventh in the 100m hurdles. Senior Jessica Thornton leads the SAA in the 800m, and senior Shelby Moore leads in the javelin and is 24th in the nation.

On the men's side, senior Robert Willett has dominated the 800m this season, ranking first in the SAA and nation. He also leads the league in the 1,500m. Senior Andrew Archer leads the SAA in the 400m, and freshman Jordan Frazier is the top performer in the 110m hurdles. Junior Cody Mann leads the high jump list, junior Hank Ballard is the top pole vaulter and javelin hurler, and junior Colin Perry leads the conference in the decathlon.

"Our men and women are very excited about this weekend's championships and have been working hard all year to compete," Head Coach Kenneth Cox said. "Over the last few weeks they have come together in a big way to push and support each other, in the spirit of teamwork! My coaching staff and I look forward to a successful SAA Conference showing and impressive performances from our athletes from start to finish."

Competition begins Friday, April 26, and goes through Sunday, April 28.