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    Track and Field Team Heads to Houston
    SFA track and field returns to action in Houston.
    SFA track and field returns to action in Houston.

    Jan. 24, 2013

    NACOGDOCHES, Texas - After a week off, the Stephen F. Austin men's and women's track and field team returns to action Friday when they open the Houston Invitational and Multis competition. The two-day event is slated to begin Friday at 10 a.m. with the women's weight throw. The men will open competition Friday at 12:30 p.m. with the first events of the heptathlon.

    Numerous teams from the region will be competing including host Houston, Prairie View A&M, Texas State, UTSA, McNeese State, Rice, North Texas, Houston Baptist, Louisiana Tech, UTPA, Grambling State, Northwestern State, Texas Southern, Lamar, Sam Houston State and SMU.

    SFA had a strong opening weekend after posting several top 20 finishes, including Colton Ross in the pole vault (4th), Cass Brown in the 400 meters (7th) and Nick McCloud in the 60-meter hurdles (17th).

    The track and field teams will have two weeks to prepare for the Iowa State Classic, which is slated to begin Thursday Feb. 7, in Ames, Iowa.