(Arkansas State University)
JONESBORO,Ark. (A-State) - The 2013-14 season for the Arkansas State University men's and women's indoor track and field teams will get underway this Sunday (Dec. 1) afternoon as the Red Wolves host the annual ASU Kickoff Klassic at the A-State Convocation Center in Jonesboro, Ark.
The season-opening non-scoring meet will begin at 2 p.m. (CT) with the field events and preliminary races for the running events. The finals for the sprints, hurdles, long distance, and relays are slated for a 3:30 p.m. (CT) start. Admission to the meet is $5 for adults and $3 for kids at the door.
"We always look forward to our December meet as a gauge for how we prepared this fall in the offseason," said A-State head coach Jim Patchell. "Although we had quality training this fall, you never quite know how your team will perform until that first competition. Cross country has just concluded a successful season, however our other event groups have yet to compete and this meet gives them something to shoot for in the fall training program."
Results for the 2013 ASU Kickoff Klassic will be posted online after the meet's conclusion at www.deltatiming.com<http://www.deltatiming.com>.
The Red Wolves are schedule to compete in seven regular-season indoor meets this upcoming season, which includes hosting the annual A-State Invitational Friday, Jan. 24, at the Convocation Center on the A-State campus. Arkansas State will close out the regular-season portion of its 2013-14 indoor slate Feb. 24-25 at the 2014 Sun Belt Conference (SBC) Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Ala.
This past indoor season, the A-State women's team won the SBC Championship title for the first time in 13 years and the men's squad turned in a third-place performance at the conference meet. Both Red Wolves' teams also finished among the top 15 teams in the final 2013 NCAA Division I South Central Region rankings as administered by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).