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The Vikings will compete against Seattle Pacific, Saint Martin’s and UBC in Friday's WWU Team Invitational at Civic Stadium. PHOTO: WWU Athletics

Vikings Host WWU Team Invitational Today at Civic Stadium

April 5, 2019 

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – The Western Washington University Track & Field program will host the first of two home meets this season on Friday, with WWU, Saint Martin’s, Seattle Pacific and the University of British Columbia competing in the 2019 WWU Team Invitational at Civic Stadium.

 

The quad meet will feature a full track & field event schedule beginning with field events at 2 pm and running events at 3 pm. Meet scoring will be based on the 9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 allocation of the tip eight places and the 9-7-6-5 for the “A” relay for each relay event. Only two individual scorers and one relay team may sore for each school in an event.

 

Here are links on how to best follow the WWU Invitational on Friday:

 

 

The Vikings are coming off spring break and competed last weekend at the UBC Open in Vancouver and a small contingent distance runners traveled to Hayward, California to compete in the Mike Fanelli Track Classic.

 

The WWU women are currently ranked No. 20 and the men No. 59 in the Week 3 edition of the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Rating Index produced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

 

WWU will also host the Ralph Vernacchia Track & Field Meet on Saturday, April 27 at Civic Stadium.

 

A YEAR AGO

WWU debuted the Team Invitational in 2018, with both the Viking men and women earning a pair of team victories. The WWU men totaled 223 points, well ahead of British Columbia (160 points), Saint Martin's (111 points) and Seattle Pacific (81 points). The WWU women (180 points) edged British Columbia (173 points) for the title, followed by Seattle Pacific (152 points) and Saint Martin's (61 points).

 

UP NEXT

The Vikings return to action next Saturday (April 13) at the Jay Hammer Meet hosted by Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington.

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