STARKVILLE, Miss. - Under the lights at W.O. Spencer Stadium, Mississippi State track and field opened the 2014 Jace Lacoste Invitational with individual wins from both the men and women on Friday.
“Tonight was a great way to start the weekend,” MSU coach Steve Dudley said. “I’m looking forward to seeing more top performances tomorrow, and I know our athletes are excited to compete in front of a home crowd.”
Action will resume on Saturday at noon with field events, while races begin at 2:30 p.m. with the women's 4x100-meter relay. The Invitational is scheduled to finish at 5:55 p.m. with the men's 4x400-meter relay.
Admission is free for fans, and others can follow live results at www.branchsportstech.com.
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2014 Jace Lacoste Track & Field Meet
Hammer Throw: Nia Barnes, Alabama,192-05.00
MSU: 4. Haley Reynolds, 121-09.00
Pole Vault: Lakan Taylor, Alabama, 13-05.25
MSU: 6. Sydney Rodkey, 12-05.5
5000m Run: Jodie McGuff, Mississippi State, 17:45.37
5000m Run:John Valentine, Mississippi State, 14:50.05
MSU: 4. Philip Johnson, 15:04.73; 6. Carson Britton, 15:16.23; 7. Mike Clark, 15:18.47; 9. Matt Weickert, 15:46.67