Following the holiday break, WKU Track & Field is set to resume action at the Purdue-hosted Gene Edmonds Open in West Lafayette, Ind., on Saturday. The Hilltoppers commenced the indoor campaign back on Dec. 2 at the Vanderbilt Opener while this weekend’s meet will be the first of six-straight weeks of action.
The Gene Edmonds Open will kick off with field events at 9:30 a.m. CT, while running competition will begin at 11:15 a.m. from the Lambert Fieldhouse (directions). Results can be found here.
In total, 29 Hilltoppers are slated to compete at the one-day outing. Fourteen Lady Toppers will represent the Red and White while 15 Hilltoppers are set to compete from West Lafayette.
At the Vanderbilt Opener back in December, WKU saw senior Jonathan Hayden grab an event crown in the 60-meter hurdles. Collectively, the squad brought 10 top-eight finishes back home from Music City.
Head coach Erik Jenkins and his staff will use the early season outing to get the 2017-18 squads on track for another Conference USA championship run. On the men’s side, WKU has collected two Conference USA men’s indoor team championships since joining the league and most recently a runner-up finish. On the women’s side, the Lady Toppers have brought home a pair of second-place showings and a fifth place finish.
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