Falcons host Tom Wright Classic in unscored event

Brad Frank and Brad Frank

After surviving the chaos from the first few weeks of classes and after battling the uncertainty of the start of a new season, the BG women’s track and field faces a different challenge now.

Tomorrow morning BG will host the Tom Wright Classic. The Falcons will be part of a four-team women’s field consisting of Robert Morris, Youngstown State, and IPFW.

Unlike BG’s two previous meets this season, this meet will not be scored and is open to the public, as men’s teams and unattached individuals are scheduled to participate.

Also unlike what the Falcons are used to this season, BG coach Cami Wells said some members of the team will be competing in events they don’t normally compete in txo strengthen them for the future in their primary events.

For instance, certain runners will be running races either longer or shorter than the distance they usually run.

Wells said this is done in an effort to find ways to improve before the peak of the indoor track and field season.

“I told them after the last meet to use these coming weeks to continue to progress and get ourselves ready for the All-Ohio Championships,” she said. “[Tomorrow’s meet] is our chance to regroup from having three meets in a row and get ready for basically our championships for indoor track this season.”

Tomorrow, and likely next weekend’s meet at Notre Dame, the Falcons will be resting some athletes who have minor injuries in an attempt to be as healthy as possible heading into the most difficult portion of their indoor schedule, when the Falcons will host the All-Ohio Championships two weekends from now and compete in the Mid-American Conference Championships two weeks later.

BG heads into the Tom Wright Classic tomorrow with the momentum of a team title earned last Friday at home. Last weekend the Falcons won seven events with six individual victories and the 4×400 meter relay team taking first.

This weekend the team is approaching the meet looking to not only build on what it has done already this season but, again, to start to gear up for the end of the indoor season.

Wells said the key to success for the team based on last weekend’s meet is to be consistent, regardless of the level of competition, so that the team can rise to the increased level of competition they’ll face in the future.

“There’s always a better mark to achieve in track and field. You’re always competing against the clock, the tape measure, and your best marks,” she said. “You’ve always got a next goal to achieve, so that keeps them fighting for more and striving to be better each time.”

Tomorrow’s meet begins at 9:30 a.m. inside Perry Field House.