BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (2/18/18) – The Arkansas State track and field teams are set for the 2018 Sun Belt Conference Indoor Championships this week. The two-day meet will be held at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Monday, February 19 and Tuesday, February 20 in Birmingham, Ala.
Live coverage on ESPN3 is slated to begin at 4:00 p.m. on Monday and 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Live results are available via DeltaTiming.
The championships begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday with the combined events, beginning with the heptathlon. Field events begin at Noon with running events starting at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday will see the rest of the heptathlon events at 9:00 a.m. followed by pentathlon at 9:20 a.m. Field events begin at Noon with the final running events starting at 1:45 p.m. The awards presentation is scheduled to begin at approximately 4:30 p.m.
The Red Wolves enter the meet with a combined 45 top-eight marks on the league performance list, 25 in men’s events and 20 in women’s events. The A-State men will go for their first indoor championship since 2015 while the women look to take home the trophy for the first time since 2013.
In men’s competition, the Red Wolves have eight top marks entering the championship meet and an additional six rank in the top three spots. Those entering with top marks include; Jaylen Bacon in 200m dash (21.14) and 400m dash (47.63), Jamil Peeples in 60m hurdles (7.93), Tiaan Steenkamp and David Phillips in high jump (2.13m/6-11.75), Michael Carr in pole vault (5.31m/17-05.00), Itamar Levi in shot put (19.36m/63-06.25) and Hayden Hampton in heptathlon (4,969 points).
On the women’s side, A-State has four top marks and an additional five in the top three. Anaelle Charles leads the 800-meter run performance list with a time of 2:12.13, Sarah Michael leads the pole vault at 3.87m (12-08.25), Calea Carr leads the weight throw at 19.13m (62-09.25) and Hannah Dunderdale leads the pentathlon with 3,750 points.
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