The Eastern Kentucky University track and field teams continue the outdoor season at the University of Cincinnati’s Oliver Nikoloff Invitational this weekend.

The Colonels will be competing at Coy Field and Gettler Stadium only on Saturday, starting with the pole vault at noon. The meet will wrap up with the 4×400-meter relays around 4:30 p.m.

Freshman Pedro García-Palencia was named the OVC Male Track Athlete of the Week on Thursday. García-Palencia ran the fourth-fastest 3,000-meter steeplechase time in the NCAA last weekend at the Raleigh Relays (8:54.8). He will make his debut in the 1,500 meters on Saturday.

EKU will split next weekend at the Joe Walker Invitational in Oxford, Mississippi and the Jim Vargo Invitational in Louisville.

— www.EKUSports.com –

Steve Fohl

Assistant Athletics Director for Creative Content

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