After a successful weekend at home in the Buccaneer Track and Field Invitational, the Bucs are headed to Nashville, Tennessee to compete in the Music City Challenge this Friday and Saturday.
In their last meet, the team had two athletes take home first place, 13 athletes in the top 5 and 21 in the top 10.
“This past weekend we had several win,” said Head Coach George Watts. “We had a bunch of people make the finals and a bunch of personal bests. I was pleased with that and we’re comfortable on our on track and obviously that’s going to be a big advantage for us when we have the conference meet here.”
The Music City Challenge will be hosted by Vanderbilt University with over 20 teams coming to compete, including big name track conference.
Some of these track conferences include the SEC, ACC and other conferences. A few teams are Auburn, Georgia, Virginia Tech and Memphis.
Entries closed this weekend, and Watts is making sure his athletes are there for their best events.
“We ran our kids pretty hard last weekend, so the emphasis this weekend is to focus on events and not to spread ourselves out,” Watts said. “We did that last weekend, we don’t need to do that two weekends in a row.”
Athletes that compete early Friday will travel down to Nashville today, and the athletes that compete later on Friday will leave the day of.
Field events will begin at 4 p.m. on Friday and running at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, field events start at 11 a.m. and running at 10 a.m.
The meet is scheduled to be over at around 5:30 p.m.
After leaving the Music City Challenge, the Bucs will be headed back home for the Southern Conference Championships.
This is the third indoor meet the team has had at home in the dome.