CARROLLTON, Ga. – The Women’s Track and Field team is headed to compete in the Emory Invitational at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, AL to start off the year.
This is the third year in a row that the Wolves will attend this meet to jumpstart the season before they get into gear for the outdoor season. This is their first season under head coach Ryan Bailey for Wolves Track and Field. Bailey has methodically prepared the athletes during the offseason to try and win another Conference Championship. Many indoor records will look to be broken by the record holders themselves.
Sophomore, Nya Moses, holds the school indoor record for both weight throw 12.61m and shot put 10.92. Moses will look to push those records further out of reach as she enters into her second season of indoor competition
In the jumps department, senior Andrea Foster has a school record in triple jump of 11.30m. She is looking to defend her school record for the indoor season as she is more experienced than the younger jumpers. This will be Foster’s third indoor season at UWG.
Amina Saunders, a senior, has been an asset to the team for the past three years and ready for her final season. Saunders holds the indoor school record in the 200m at 25.57, the 60mh with a time of 9.14, and the 4x400m. She is favored in the hurdles but will compete in the 400m as well as the 60mh in Birmingham.
Ashley Davis is making her debut at this meet after being out for all of the 2016-17 season with an injury. Davis was a big part of the 2016 GSC Championship team and qualified for NCAA DII Nationals as an individual in the 200m. She is ready to make an impression at her first meet back in competition as she will race in the 200m and 400m where she holds the 400m school record.
Sunday begins at 10:00 a.m. The Wolves are looking to set the standards high on their path back to the GSC Championship in April.