Roos Look to Defend Titles at WAC Championships
UMKC Athletics 5-8-2018
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The UMKC track & field teams will look to make it back-to-back titles when they head to Lawrence, Kan., for the 2018 WAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Rock Chalk Park on May 9-12.

The event kicks-off on Wednesday with the women’s heptathlon and men’s decathlon, while the multi-events wrap-up on Thursday, along with the 10,000 meter run.

On Friday, the field events kick-off with the men’s hammer throw at 11 a.m. CT and conclude with the men’s discus at 4 p.m. CT and the track events start at 3 p.m. CT with the 110 meter hurdles and conclude with the 3,000 meter steeplechase at 6:20 p.m. CT.

The championships wrap-up on Saturday with the women’s hammer throw starting field events at 11 a.m. CT and the women’s discus concluding them at 4 p.m. CT.

Saturday’s track events are bookended by the relays, as the 4x100 meter relays start at 5 p.m. CT and end at 8:10 p.m. CT with the 4x400 meter relays.

UMKC at WAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Meet Information: Information
Date: May 9-12
Venue:  Rock Chalk Park
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Live Stats: Live Stats

Pre-Championship Polls:
Men: 1. GCU (6) – 36, 2. UVU (1) – 31, 3. UMKC – 24, 4. UTRGV – 23, 5. CSUB – 15, 6. SU – 10, 7. CSU - 8
Women: 1. GCU (6) – 48, 2. NMSU (2) – 43, 3. UVU – 37, 4. UMKC – 32, 5. UTRGV – 25, 6. CSUB – 18, 7. SU – 14, 8. CSU - 7

Athletes of the Week:
5/8: Darrien Case (M - Track), Carter Grissom (M - Field)
5/1: Jada Steele (W - Field)
4/3: Christopher Bryan (M-Field)

Last Time Out: The UMKC track & field teams picked up four titles on Saturday afternoon in the Nebraska Invitational at Ed Weir Stadium in Lincoln, Neb.

Christopher Bryan led the way, winning the long jump with a mark of 5.39m, while finishing second in the 110m hurdles in a time of 14.48, the third best time in the WAC this season.

Jeremy Harr picked up the Roos second title with a mark of 14.10m in the triple jump, while Darrien Case won the 1,500m run with a time of 3:53.24.  The Roos fourth title, meanwhile, came from Carter Grissom in the javelin with a throw of 64.23m, ranking as the second best throw in school history and the second best throw in the WAC this season.

Up Next: The Blue & Gold will be back in action when they host the WAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Rock Chalk Park in Lawrence, Kan., on May 9-12.

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