Friday, March 25, 2011

Relay Season Kicks Into Gear This Weekend


The outdoor season should kick into gear with several relay meets being held this weekend. The list of domestic meets includes:

Florida State Relays Tallahassee, FL
Texas/Arkansas/UCLA Tri Austin, TX
Arizona State Invitational Tempe, AZ
Lopez Bayou Classic Houston, TX
LSU Tiger Relays Baton Rouge, LA
Raleigh Relays Raleigh, NC
Stanford Invitational Stanford, CA
Yellowjacket Invitational Atlanta, GA
Alabama Relays Tuscaloosa, AL
Baskin Relays Columbia, SC
Big 10/SEC Challenge Starkville, MS
Springtime Invitational El Paso, TX

I’m looking forward to the results of the Texas/Arkansas/UCLA Triangular. I’m very excited to see this type of meet on the schedule for these schools, as all three have very good programs and it could lead to a resurgence in collegiate duals/triangulars.

I’ll also be keeping an eye on the results coming out of the Alabama Relays. Specifically how Kirani James performs coming off his disappointing fall at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Having run 44.80 at the SEC indoor meet, it is possible to see the seasons first outdoor sub 45.

Another meet to watch is the Arizona State Invitational. The Texas A&M Aggies will be in town along with teams from Baylor, TCU, Kansas State, New Mexico, and of course the host Sun Devils. Look for some serious relay action and a 400 meter appearance by Wallace Spearman.

There should be a lot to talk about once the weekend is over.

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