Cougars split for two meets



Then-freshman triple jump Charisma Taylor completes a successful jump at the WSU Open Indoor Open on Friday at the Indoor Practice Facility.

JAN RAC, Evergreen reporter

The Cougar track and field teams will split up to compete in two separate invitationals this weekend.

One is the New Mexico Team Invite at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The other event is the UW Invitational, which will take place at the Dempsey Indoor in Seattle.

The UW Invitational is a two-day event that will begin today with the men’s heptathlon 60-meters at 1 p.m. and the women’s pentathlon will start with the 60-meter hurdles at 1:30 p.m.

The first track events will begin at 4 p.m. with the women’s 60-meter hurdle preliminaries. The field events will begin at 5 p.m. with the women’s pole vault.

Day two of the UW Invitational will start at 10 a.m. Saturday with the men’s heptathlon 60-meter hurdles and the men’s weight throw.

The New Mexico Team Invitational is a one-day event that starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with the women’s weight throw. The running events will begin with the women’s 600-meters at 11:30 a.m. The meet will end with the men’s and women’s 4×400 meter relays at 3:55 and 4:05 p.m. respectively.