APSU Track and Field
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s track and field tream hosts its final home meet – the Austin Peay Invitational – Saturday at Governors Stadium.
The field events begin at 9:00am, while the track events take off at 11:00am. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.After a strong showing at the Alabama Relays, the Lady Govs are looking to show continued improvement in what will be their fourth outdoor meet. The young team struggled during indoor competition, but have seemed to get faster and more adept with each outdoor competition.
Three Lady Govs posted personal-bests in the 100-meter dash, last week, led by sophomore Cenitra Hudson. Senior Chiamaka Obi, meanwhile, brought home a third-place finish in the 400-meter dash. Obi also will likely compete in the 400-meter hurdles again, Saturday.
While the long and triple jump have always been one of Austin Peay’s strengths, the Lady Govs have seen a varied range of distances. Sophomore Leigha Tolliver, along with Hudson, will look for consistency, Saturday.
The 1600-meter relay team has gotten faster with each meet and will again look to improve on a 3:54.70 mark set at the Alabama Relays. That time was a 10-second improvement from the prior meet.