Penguins Gear Up to Host Youngstown State National Invitational

Ciara Jarrett
Ciara Jarrett

The Youngstown State men's and women's track and field teams return to the WATTS on Friday and Saturday to play host to the Youngstown State National Invitational. Events begin at 3:45 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Teams competing in the event include: Duquesne, Bucknell, Detroit, Oakland, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Slippery Rock, Clarion, Seton Hill and Shippensburg.

Friday's schedule features the women's pole vault, men's and women's long jump, men's and women's weight throw, men's and women's 5,000-meter run, men's and women's 500-meter dash, men's and women's 1,000-meter run and will conclude with the men's and women's DMR.

On Saturday, field events start at 10 a.m. with running events set to begin at noon. Field events slated for 10 o'clock starts on Saturday are men's and women's triple jump, men's and women's shot put, men's and women's high jump. The men's pole vault is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m.

Running events on Saturday are the mile, 400-meter dash, 60-meter hurdles, 60-meter dash, 800-meter run, 200-meter dash, 3,000-meter run and 4x400-meter relay.

Admission is $7 and parking is available at the R-1 Lot located on Elm Street just North of the WATTS.