Track and field host last home meet of indoor season

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The BG track and field team will compete at home for the last time during the indoor season as the Falcons host the Tom Wright Classic Friday night at Perry Field House.

This weekend BG will host Toledo, Miami (Ohio), Wayne State and Ohio University. Similar to this past weekend’s meet, it will not be scored as a team-to-team meet by decision of the host.

The Falcons will see similar competition Friday as three of the four competitors are from the  Mid-American Conference. Toledo and BG may seem to have the upper hand though, as they both competed here just two weeks ago.

After a disappointing meet last weekend in Michigan, the women came back home focused and ready to improve. The home-feel will definitely have a positive effect on the disappointed Falcon team.

“We know we need to move up the conference standings,” head coach Lou Snelling said. “This weekend is our opportunity to move up as we are on the road with great competition the next few weeks.”

This Friday, fans will be delighted to see a full Falcon track and field team. In previous meets there were many unattached runners, due to injuries or redshirts.

The distance runners will be back in action this weekend as well as they sat out last weekend for rest.

“This may be the largest team put together for a meet since I have been here,” said Snelling. “We are pushing out a lot of numbers which is exactly what we need right now.”

It is fair to say that this team has been underachieving as a whole to this point of the season. The girls and the coaching staff know that improvement is coming and it could start Friday night.

With so many girls right on the inside and outside of the top 20 for the MAC championships, there is still improvement to be made.

“Our improvement will be determined on how we do in the next three weeks to move up the MAC standings,” said Coach Snelling. “We have a lot of girls on the verge of the top 20 and they should continue to get better.”

The coaching staff and the girls will continue to work and improve but they are taking it one week at a time. Field events are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. and running events at 6 p.m.