CARROLLTON, Ga. – The Women’s Track and Field team began preparations this week for the 2019 outdoor season opener on February 23rd at the Cougar Invitational in Columbus, GA. This will be the team’s second season under head coach Ryan Bailey.
The team ended the 2018 season fourth at the Gulf South Conference Championship and senior, Trisan Haughton, hit an NCAA provisional mark for the high jump. Bailey and assistant coach Tony Hawkins have worked hard in the offseason to come back stronger with raised standards for more broken records and a vision of a Conference Championship.
There are few returning faces after a huge graduating class, as Bailey brought in a plethora of freshmen to replace the seniors who moved on in the spring.
As a warmup to the outdoor season, the Wolves will travel to Birmingham, AL to compete at the Emory Crossplex Invitational on January 20. This is the fourth year in a row that the team will prepare for their season by attending this indoor meet
February 23 opens up the outdoor season in Columbus at the Cougar Invitational. Last year the Wolves opened the season at the same meet and finished on top, 90 points ahead of second place.
Bailey has scheduled some familiar meets for the Wolves but also some big competition at the Georgia Tech Invitational right before the GSC Championship.