The first of two opportunities this spring to see the Sam Houston men's and women's track and field team in action comes this weekend.
Sam Houston will host a combined events competition and a quadrangular meet with Lamar, Houston Baptist and Texas Southern at the Meredith York Field Events Center and Elliott T. Bowers Stadium.
The combined events meet will consist of a men's decathlon and women's heptathlon on Thursday and Friday. Both days competition for the men will start at 10 a.m. and for the women at 10:30.
Thursday the men will compete in the 100 meters, long jump, shot put, high jump and 400 meters. Friday the men finish with the 110 meter hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 200 meters.
The women will compete in the 100 meter hurdles, high jump, shot put and 200 meters on Thursday and the long jump, javelin and 800 meters on Friday.
For Saturday's quad meet, field events begin at 1:30 p.m. and running events start at 6 p.m.
Sam Houston finished as runners-up in both men's and women's track and field at the Southland Conference indoor championships in February. The Bearkats also will host a Twilight Meet in early May.
The complete quad meet schedule:
SATURDAY, APRIL 6
1:30 pm Men's and Women's Javelin Throw (simultaneously)
2:30 pm Men's Discus Throw, followed by Women
3:30 pm Women's Pole Vault, followed by Men
3:30 pm Men's High Jump, followed by Women
4:30 pm Men's Shot Put, followed by Women
5:00 pm Women's Long Jump (east runway)
5:00 pm Men's Long Jump (west runway)
Men's and Women's Triple Jump (west runway)
*30 minutes after conclusion of respective long jump comp
6:30 pm men's Hammer Throw, followed by Women's Hammer Throw
6:00 pm 4 x 100m Relay (women, followed by men)
6:10 pm 3000m Steeplechase (women, followed by men)
6:40 pm 100m/110m Hurdles (women, followed by men)
7:00 pm 400m dash (women, followed by men)
7:20 pm 100m Dash (women, followed by men)
7:35 pm 800m dash (women, followed by men)
7:50 pm 400m Hurdles (women, followed by men)
8:05 pm 200m Dash (women, followed by men)
8:25 pm 1500m Run (women, followed by men)
8:45 pm 4 x 400m Relay (women, followed by men)
8:55 pm 5000m Run (women, followed by men)