MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The Wesleyan University men's outdoor track and field team is set to compete at the 2016 NESCAC Men's Track & Field Championships this Saturday, April 30 at Pratt Field on the campus of Amherst College.
Amherst will serve as this year's host, and competition will begin at 9 a.m. with the men's discus, the women's hammer throw, the men's long jump and the women's 10,000 meter run.
The Cardinals enter the championship coming off of an impressive showing at the J. Elmer Swanson Invitational, as they claimed six wins. Wesleyan was especially impressive in the 150-meter run, as they claimed eight of the top 10 spots.
Tate Knight '18 enters the championships with the second best time in the 3,000m steeplechase. His time of 9.28.70 puts him behind Luke O'Connor of Tufts, who registered a time of 9:12.08 in the event. Agbon Edomwonyi '16, who was named NESCAC Field Performer of the Week earlier this season, will look to close out his career with a victory in the discus event. His throw of 46.56m ranks second to Adedire Fakorede of Bates, who's throw of 49.23m leads the field.
For a full NESCAC preview of this weekend's conference championship, visit NESCAC.com.