Track & Field Returns Home For Oliver Nikoloff Invitational


March 29, 2012

Meet Information | Heat Sheets

CINCINNATI - The University track and field team will play host to its final home meet of the season this weekend, taking on 13 opposing teams in the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational on Friday and Saturday inside Gettler Stadium.

The Oliver Nikoloff Invitational is named for the former UC track and field coach who mentored the Bearcats track and field squad from 1918-1959, a 41-year span.

The host Bearcats will face two BIG EAST Conference foes at the meet in Marquette and DePaul while also welcoming competitors from Ashland, Bellarmine, Cedarville, Dayton, Findlay, Kent State, Miami (OH), Mount Union, Northern Kentucky, Tiffin and Xavier.

Action gets underway Friday with the decathlon, heptathlon, men's and women's javelin and men's and women's 10,000 meters.

The multi-events start up at 11:30 a.m. ET with the decathlon 100 meters. Decathlon events for Friday include the 100 meters, long jump, shot put, high jump and 400 meters. The heptathlon events are the 100 hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200 meters.

The women's javelin starts at 3 p.m. with the men's event slated to follow at 4:30 p.m.. Both events take place at Coy Field.

The 10,000 meters gets underway at 8:05 p.m. for the men and 8:45 p.m. for the women.

On Saturday, the multi-events lead things off with the decathlon 110 hurdles at 9 a.m., followed by the discus, pole vault, javelin (at Coy Field) and 1,500 meters. The heptathlon begins at 10 a.m. with the long jump, followed by the javelin (at Coy Field) and then the 800 meters.

The women's hammer throw is the first field event at 9 a.m. The event will take place at Coy Field ahead of the men's hammer throw at 11 a.m. The men's and women's triple jump leads off the events at Gettler Stadium at 10:45 a.m.

The first running event is scheduled to be the men's 3,000 steeplechase at noon. The women's 5,000 meters will follow at 12:12 p.m. The meet continues through the day with the men's 4x400 relay closing things out around 5:30 p.m.