The Tech track team will open its season Saturday in Nashville at the Tennessee State University Indoor Invite. The start time has yet to be determined, but the match will take place at the Wilma Rudolph Indoor Track at the Gentry Center.Sophomore Emily Weinzetl said, “The team has been working out since the second day of school in August. We pretty much use the entire year to prepare for the season.”
This year, Tech will be hosting the Ohio Valley Conference championship at the end of April. The Golden Eagles rarely get the opportunity to compete on their home track. “I think it’s really great, especially for the teammates that are graduating this year,” said Weinzetl. “I’m hoping that it will bring in more money for the program and let people know what we are actually doing. We’re just kind of there to everyone else, so now that we will be competing on campus I’m hoping that it will help the team a lot,” said Weinzetl.
Tech placed the bar high at last season’s OVC Championships and looks to continue to shatter school records. Last year Weinzetl, along with Keri Light, Tiffany Palmer and Stephanie Place, set a new school record for distance medley with a mark of 12:21.09. “My main goal is to be able to score at the conference meet; that’s what makes scholarships go up. It’s better for the team and of course it makes coach happy,” said Weinzetl.