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Pitt State Set to Host Premiere Track Meets Friday, Saturday

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The Pittsburg State University men's and women's outdoor track & field teams will face their busiest weekend of the year as the Gorillas host a pair of premiere meets at Prentice Gudgen Track/Carnie Smith Stadium.

On Friday (Apr. 11), nearly 1,000 high school athletes will come to campus to compete in the 25th Annual Jock's Nitch/PSU Gorilla Relays. The prep meet, featuring more than 25 schools from throughout the Four States region, will start at 3 p.m. (CDT). Admission is $5 per person, while 12 & under and college students with valid I.D.s are allowed in for free.

The next day, Pitt State will entertain a strong field of competitors in the Sixth Annual David Suenram Gorilla Classic. The women's hammer throw begins at 11 a.m. while remaining field events start at 12 Noon. Running events get started at 2 p.m.

MIAA rivals Central Missouri, Missouri Southern and Southwest Baptist will compete in the meet as well as NCAA Division II regional foes Oklahoma Christian and Winona State. A handful of area NAIA and NJCAA schools round out the field for the meet.

The Gorillas are coming off a successful weekend at the ESU/State Farm Relays on Apr. 5. The Pitt State men won that 19-team meet with 157 points, nearly doubling up on its closest competitor – UCM with 85.3 points. The Pitt State women finished sixth out of a field of 20 teams.

The Pitt State men posted four individual event victories and recorded double-digit NCAA qualifying marks on the day.  The Pitt State women grabbed one event win and four NCAA qualifying marks as well at ESU.     

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