March 31, 2011
The meet will get under way on Friday at 4:30 pm with the hammer throw and conclude Saturday evening with the running of the 3,000 meters.
The Tiger Track Classic will feature athletes from several schools across the southeast. Those schools scheduled to send members of both their men's teams include Charlotte, Columbus State, Duke, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State, Kentucky, Johnson C. Smith, Middle Tennessee, Tennessee State, Samford, South Alabama, USC Upstate, Southern Miss, Troy, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and Western Carolina.
The Auburn men's team enters the competition ranked 17th nationally in the preseason Top 25 rankings published by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
The Chanticleers are competing in their second consecutive meet away from the Grand Strand after a strong showing at last weekend's Weems Baskin Relays. At the Realys, Coastal Carolina tallied 11 top ten finishes, including Jacques Watson's first place finish in the high jump.
Watson, who also won the high jump at the Battle of the Beaches, cleared a height of 6' 8.75" (2.05m) last weekend. Watson's best mark in the event this season is 6' 9.75" (2.08m), which ranks 16 in the NCAA East Region and 32 in the NCAA.
Check back to GoCCUSports.com on Friday and Saturday evening for a complete meet recap and results of the day's action.