Indoor Track Season Begins at Wildcat Invitational
PROVO -- The BYU men's and women's track teams will see their first action of the 2002 season in Ogden at the Wildcat Invitational.
The early season meet gives the athletes a chance to see how they perform in a competitive setting against other collegiate athletes.
"This meet will give the kids a chance to get to know competition," BYU women's head coach Craig Poole said. "It will give us a chance to see where we are outside of training."
The meet will also provide the coaches an opportunity to evaluate their talent and see what needs to be worked on as the season continues on.
"This weekend is a tune-up for the team," BYU men's head coach Mark Robison said. "We won't have everybody participating this weekend but it gives us a chance to see what's taking place in each event."
In addition to the Wildcat Invitational, the vaulters from the men's and women's squads will spend the weekend in Reno, Nev. at the 2002 Pole Vault Summit.
The summit gives the vaulters an opportunity to get instruction from some of the top vaulters and coaches in the world of pole vault. The summit will also feature a vault competition, giving the vaulters their first competition of the season.
The USTFCCCA recognized 27 BYU men's track and field athletes with All-Academic honors on July 13.