JONESBORO, Ark. (1/25/18) – The Arkansas State track and field program is set to host the annual A-State Invitational and Multis beginning Friday at First National Bank Arena. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children and A-State students get in FREE with Student ID.

Action begins Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the heptathlon and the pentathlon starting at 11:00 a.m. Field events get underway at 4:00 p.m. with the men’s weight throw and men’s long jump competitions with the women to follow. The women’s pole vault will also be contested Friday afternoon. On the track, the men’s 200-meter dash begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by the women at 6:15 p.m. Friday’s action concludes with the men’s 3000-meter run (6:45 p.m.) and women’s 3,000-meter run (7:05 p.m.).

Saturday, the meet begins at 8:30 a.m. with the conclusion of the heptathlon. Remaining field events will be contested beginning at 11:00 a.m. with the triple jump competition. Men’s pole vault is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. with men’s shot put and women’s high jump following at 1:00 p.m. On the track, preliminaries for the 55-meter hurdles and 55-meter dash begin at 11:30. The remaining track events begin at 2:00 p.m. with competition wrapping up at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Through three weeks of the indoor season, A-State men’s and women’s track and field athletes hold the top spot in the Sun Belt Conference performance list in 11 different events with 17 more athletes in the top three. Senior Jaylen Bacon ranks seventh nationally in the 60m dash (6.65) and 15th in the 200m dash (21.12). Itamar Levi (shot put) and Jamil Peeples (60m hurdles) rank inside the top-30 for the men’s squad. On the women’s side, Darragh May (high jump) and Hannah Dunderdale (pentathlon) rank in the NCAA top 30 of their respective event.

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