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Austin Peay Lady Govs Track and Field host APSU Invitation this weekend


APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's Track and Field - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – For the first time since hosting the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Championships, Austin Peay State University’s track and field team will host a collegiate home meet with this weekend’s APSU Invitational.

The two-day meet is scheduled to begin 5:00pm, Friday, at Governors Stadium and continue 10:00am, Saturday.

Austin Peay Women's Track and Field hosts APSU Invitational at Governors Stadium starting Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Track and Field hosts APSU Invitational at Governors Stadium starting Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

A massive meet is on tap for Austin Peay this week.

The Governors will welcome athletes from Ohio Valley Conference foes Belmont, Murray State, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech and UT Martin, as well as Division I foes Lipscomb, Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky. Bethel, Dalton State, Kentucky Wesleyan, Lindsey Wilson, Trevecca and Union round out the collegiate portion of the meet.

Governors’ freshman Savannah Amato will open the weekend coming off one of the best pole vault performances in school history at last weekend’s Hilltopper Relays. Her 4.01m (13′ 1.75″) mark makes her just the third athlete in APSU history to hit the four-meter mark and she not only leads the OVC but ranks 28th in the NCAA East Region as well.

Saturday will dawn with junior Chancis Jones attempting to improve her NCAA Regional chances. Entering the weekend ranked 99th in the region, Jones’ 5.70m (18′ 8.5″) long jump has her less than eight inches below the current qualifying mark for regional competition.

A trio of Austin Peay track standouts look to break into the regional top-100 with good marks this weekend. Junior Terri Morris‘ 55.58 mark in the 400m dash ranks her 101st in the region, while Kymmalett Ross‘ 24.32 in the 200m has her 112th in the region. Both athletes rank fifth in the OVC in their respective events.

Junior Myiah Johnson‘s 14.14 mark in the 100m hurdles two weeks ago at the Florida Relays also ranks her 103rd in the region and fifth in the conference; the four runners ahead of her have all posted sub-14 second finishes in 2016.

The Govs continue their march toward the 2016 OVC Outdoor Championships next weekend at the Missouri State Invitational.




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