By Steve Holt, Sports Writer
Twenty-two ACU track and field athletes will travel to Norman, Okla., this weekend to compete in the Sooner Indoor Invitational, with the hopes of adding to the number of athletes and relays that have qualified for the indoor national meet.
Head coach Jon Murray said he hopes all the athletes qualify this weekend so the teams can stay home from the scheduled Clemson Invitational the next weekend and focus on practicing for nationals.
Athletes looking to qualify at the Sooner Invitational Saturday will be long jumpers Tarrant Fuller and Vladyslav Gorbenko; sprinter Marvin Bien-Aime in the 60-meter dash; Bernard Manirakiza and Martin O’Kello in the 800 meters; and a handful of men’s pole vaulters.
Women’s athletes competing will include Jessica Blair in the triple jump; Brooklyn and Jessica Hunt in the 200-meter dash; Jessica Hunt in the 60-meter dash; Addeh Mwamba in the 800 meters; Allison Tate in the 200-meter dash; and the women’s 4×400-meter relay team.
With at least one meet remaining before the NCAA Division II Indoor National Championships in Boston, the total number of qualified athletes and relays is 32.