2013 GNAC Indoor Track & Field on Feb. 15-16
Feb. 1, 2013
PORTLAND, Ore. - The 2013 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships are slated for Feb. 15-16 in Nampa, Idaho, and fans may now purchase tickets online at a discounted price.
The two-day event featuring some of the top collegiate track and field athletes in the Pacific Northwest will be held at the Jacksons Indoor Complex, which is located at the Idaho Center in Nampa.
Seattle Pacific will be seeking its 10th consecutive women's team title, while Western Oregon will be going after its sixth straight men's conference team title.
Twelve athletes will be back to defend the titles they won last year, including Scott Hunter of Central Washington in the men's pole vault, Tanner Rottrup of Montana State Billings in the shot put, Sam Washington of Saint Martin's in the weight throw, Seth Pierson of Seattle Pacific in the mile, SPU's Nate Johnson in the heptathlon, Brett Campbell of Western Oregon in the 60 hurdles and WOU's Matson Hardie in the triple jump.
Returning champions in the women's division include Seattle Pacific's Katy Gross in the pentathlon, the Falcons' Kishia Mitchell in the 60 meters, SPU's McKayla Fricker in the 800, Simon Fraser's Lindsey Butterworth in the mile and Madison McClung of Western Oregon in the 200.
The Jacksons Indoor Complex is one of the premier indoor track and field venues in the West, and is the host for the GNAC meet for the 10th year in a row. It was also the site of the 2012 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Fans interested in purchasing tickets online can do so. Tickets at the door are priced at $8 for adults and $5 for students.
The meet begins on Friday (Feb. 15) at 10:15 a.m. with the heptathlon and pentathlon competition. The main portion of the meet starts at 4:15 p.m. with the women's weight throw, women's long jump and men's high jump.
Running events, including the finals of the men's and women's 3,000 meters and distance medley relays, will begin at 5:50 p.m. Friday.
The meet then continues on Saturday (Feb. 16) with the heptathlon resuming at 8:45 a.m. The main portion of the meet begins at 10 a.m. with field events. The first running event will be at 11:25 a.m. following the opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. and the final event (the 1000 meters) of the heptathlon.
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