College Track and Field: Bobcats host Invitational
From Staff Reports
The regionally-ranked Texas State outdoor track and field teams are hosting the Texas State Invitational today and tomorrow.
The men’s and women’s teams are currently ranked in the South Central Region. The men are sitting in fifth behind Texas, Texas A&M, Arkansas and LSU. The women are currently ranked seventh with Texas A&M, LSU, Arkansas, Texas, Baylor and SMU sitting in front of them.
Texas State senior Danessa Lyssy enters the weekend after receiving Western Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honors.
Lyssy totaled 5,206 points at last weekends Bobcat Invitational — 13th highest heptathlon score in the nation this year and the highest total the WAC has seen this year.
The women’s heptathlon combines seven different events. It includes the 100 meter hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200 meter, long jump, javelin throw and 800 meter events.
Friday’s action begins at 11 a.m. with the meet resuming Saturday at 9 a.m.