Friday, May 2, 2003
NASHVILLE --- More than 300 athletes will gather on the campus of Tennessee State University for the 2003 Ohio Valley Conference Track and Field Championships to be held at the Edward S. Temple Track. The TSU Tigerbelles will be aiming for their third consecutive OVC crown under former Tigerbelle great and Olympian Chandra Cheeseborough. On the men's side, Eastern Illinois has been the dominant team since joining the OVC, winning six straight titles under coach Tom Akers. The meet gets underway at 1 p.m. on Friday with the field events. Finals in two running events, the 3,000 meter steeplechase for men and women will be at 2 p.m. while the 10,000 meter run will be the final events at 6:30 p.m. Preliminaries in other running events will begin at 2:35 p.m. The meet will resume Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the triple jump, pole vault, and discus. The opening ceremony will be held at 11:50 a.m. The final event will be the 1,600 meter relay beginning with the women at 3:30 and the men to follow. An awards ceremony will follow the final event. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for students each day. Children under 15 are admitted without charge. OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Friday (Day 1) 1:00 Javelin (M/W) 1:00 Long Jump (M/W) 1:00 High Jump (W/M) 1:00 Shot Put (W/M) 2:00 3,000M Steeplechase W 2:20 3,000M Steeplechase M 2:35 100M Hurdle Prelims W 2:55 110M Hurdles Prelims M 3:10 400M Dash Prelims W 3:25 400M Dash Prelims M 3:40 100M Dash Prelims W 3:55 100M Dash prelims M 4:10 800M Run Prelims W 4:25 800m Run Prelims M 4:40 400M Hurdle Prelims W 4:55 400M Hurdle Prelims M 5:10 200M Dash Prelims W 5:25 200M Dash Prelims M 5:40 10,000M Run Finals W 6:30 10,000M Run Finals M Saturday (Day 2) 10:30 Triple Jump (M/W) 10:30 Pole Vault (W/M) 12:00 Discus (M/W) 11:50 Opening Ceremony 12:00 4 x 100M Relay W 12:10 4 x 100M Relay M 12:20 1500M Run W 12:35 1500M Run M 12:50 100M Hurdles W 1:00 110M Hurdles M 1:10 400M Dash W 1:20 400M Dash M 1:30 100M Dash W 1:40 100M Dash M 1:50 800M Run W 2:00 800M Run M 2:10 400M Hurdles W 2:20 400M Hurdles M 2:30 200M Dash W 2:40 200M Dash M 2:50 5,000M Run W 3:10 5,000M Run M 3:30 4 x 400M Relay W 3:40 4 x 400M Relay M 4:00 Awards Ceremony