Aggies host pair of Team Invitational meets this weekend in Gilliam

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M will play host to a pair of scored indoor track and field meets this Friday and Saturday as 21 collegiate teams visit Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium for the A&M Team Invitational.

Friday’s action begins at noon with field events and running prelims while the finals on the track start at 1:30 p.m. The field of 12 teams will include Houston Baptist, Lamar, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, North Texas, Northwestern State, Prairie View A&M, Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, Texas-Pan American, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, and Texas Southern.

Saturday’s 10-team field will have the Aggies facing Abilene Christian, Baylor, Louisiana Tech, Rice, SMU, TCU, Texas State, UT-Arlington and UT-San Antonio. Field events begin at noon, sprint and hurdle prelims start at 12:30 p.m. and the running finals open with the mile at 2 p.m.

Two events, the 5,000 meters and distance medley relay, will feature athletes from both meets competing on Friday evening starting at 4:30 p.m.

This marks the sixth season of indoor track and field on the A&M campus as Aggie head coach Pat Henry starts his 10th season with the program. The first nine seasons under Henry have produced seven national championship team titles along with 15 conference championships.

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