31 March 2006
JSU Hosting First-ever Home Division I Track Meet
Jacksonville State will host the University’s first-ever home Division I
track meet this Saturday at the University Track and Field Complex, located adjacent to Pete Mathews Coliseum.
“We are looking forward to an exciting
college meet,” said Jacksonville State
head coach Steve Ray. “There will be
some great athletes from all the
schools participating and we feel very
fortunate to have the schools travel to our place.”
Nine teams are comitted to
participating in the meeting on
Saturday, including: Bryan College
(TN); Carthage College (WI) (women);
Clark-Atlanta; Kennesaw State;
Morehouse College (men); Stillman
College; Tennessee Tech; Trinity
Christian College (IL); West Georgia.
The meet features a list of athletes
that own national championships and
school records, including JSU’s Eboni
Matthews, who was the 36th fastest
woman in the United States in last
year’s 400 meter dash (53.52).
Also competing in the meet will be
two-time 100-meter hurdle national
champion Shea’na Grigsby (Carthage
College) and Keith Moffatt (Morehouse
College), who set an NCAA Division II
Championships record with a 7-
foot-6-inch high jump.
“For any program to be successful
your kids have to compete at home,”
said Ray. “We have kids that have
traveled all four years and they are
excited about finally running in front
of a home crowd.
“I feel that the meet is a great
opportunity for the university and is
another great sporting outlook for the
students,” said Ray. “No one wants to
lose at home. Everyone steps up at
Saturday’s events will begin at 10 a.m.
and admission is free for all fans.
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