Bearcats to Start Track and Field Season at Willamette Opener

By Robert McKinney, Athletics Communications Director, (503) 370-6110

SALEM, ORE. -- The Willamette University track and field teams will start the 2010 season by hosting the Willamette Opener on Saturday, March 6 at the Charles Bowles Track. Action is scheduled to get underway at 9:30 a.m. (PST) with the first field events. The first races on the track will begin at 11 a.m.

Joining Willamette at the meet will be Corban College, George Fox University, Western Oregon University and Whitworth University.

Event Schedule for the Willamette Opener

Field Events

9:30 a.m. - Men’s Hammer (Women to follow) at 1850 Oxford St. SE, Salem
9:30 a.m. - Women's Pole Vault (Men to follow)
9:30 a.m. - Women's High Jump (Men to follow)
10:30 a.m. - Men’s Javelin (Women to follow)
11:30 p.m. - Men’s Shot Put (Women to follow)
11:30 p.m. - Men’s Long Jump (Triple Jump to follow)
11:30 p.m. - Women’s Long Jump (Triple Jump to follow)
1:00 p.m. - Men’s Discus (Women to follow)

Track Events

11:00 a.m. - Combined 10,000m
12:00 a.m. - Women’s 3000m Steeplechase
12:20 p.m. - Men’s 3000m Steeplechase
12:40 a.m. - Women’s 4 x 100 Relay
12:45 p.m. - Men’s 4 x 100 Relay
12:50 p.m. - Women’s 1500m
1:00 p.m. - Men’s 1500m
1:20 p.m. - Women’s 100H
1:30 p.m. - Men’s 110H
1:40 p.m. - Women’s 400m
1:45 p.m. - Men’s 400m
2:00 p.m. - Women’s 100m
2:10 p.m. - Men’s 100m
2:20 p.m. - Women’s 800m
2:25 p.m. - Men’s 800m
2:35 p.m. - Women’s 400H
2:40 p.m. - Men’s 400H
2:50 p.m. - Women’s 200m
3:00 p.m. - Men’s 200m
3:15 p.m. - Women’s 5000m
3:40 p.m. - Men’s 5000m
4:00 p.m. - Women’s 4 x 400 Relay
4:05 p.m. - Men’s 4 x 400 Relay

Kimber Mattox placed sixth at the 2009 NCAA Championships in the 3,000-meter steeeplechase to earn All-America honors.

Kimber Mattox placed sixth at the 2009 NCAA Championships in the 3,000-meter steeeplechase to earn All-America honors.