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TRACK CENTRAL: Tiger Paw Invite/Music City Challenge/BU Valentine Invite

TRACK CENTRAL: Tiger Paw Invite/Music City Challenge/BU Valentine Invite


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – With two weeks remaining until indoor postseason, the Tennessee track & field program will have its busiest competition weekend of the year as more than 60 UT athletes are set to compete Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9-10 at three separate meets. A collection of sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers head to Clemson, South Carolina, for the Tiger Paw Invitational, while a group of sprinters, distance runners and pole vaulters travel to Nashville for the Music City Challenge. Additionally, 10 distance specialists will fly to the Northeast for the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University.
 
Action from Clemson begins at noon ET with the qualifying round of the women’s 60-meter hurdles. Three Lady Vols that rank top 10 on the program’s all-time list are entered in the event: Layla Anderson, Kiara Smith and Myla Greene. The Tiger Paw Invite will conclude Saturday at approximately 3:50 p.m. ET with the men’s 4×400-meter relay, with UT’s top group coming off a season-best 3:04.30 performance last week at the New Mexico Collegiate Classic.
 
Clemson will provide live streaming from the Tiger Paw Invitational both days via ACC Network Extra, while live results will be available via Flash Results.
 
The Music City Challenge springs into action Friday at 3 p.m. ET with freshman Alyssa Raymond competing in the women’s long jump, and the meet concludes Saturday at 5:35 p.m. ET with rookie Thomas Rice running the men’s 3,000-meter. The meet will be streamed live on SEC Network+, and live results will be updated by PrimeTime Timing, Inc.
 
Tennessee’s squad in Boston includes four Lady Vols running the 5k Friday night at approximately 8:25 p.m. ET. Emily Covert, Ashley Jones and Caroline Lyerly will make their UT track & field debuts in the 25-lapper, while senior Callie Tucker will also open her 2024 indoor campaign at Boston University.
 
Six Vols are set for action Saturday night in Boston, with Brett Brady running the 3k at 7 p.m. followed by Yaseen Abdalla, Will Cahill, Nate Kawalec, Brandon Olden and Gabriel Sanchez running the 5,000-meter to cap the weekend.
 
The David Hemery Valentine Invitational will be streamed on FloTrack both days, and live results will be posted by Lancer Timing.
 
LAST TIME OUT: Tennessee sent a crop of its top sprinters and hurdlers to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the New Mexico Collegiate Classic which ran Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3. Top performances included an impressive…

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