Central Arkansas Athletics – Bears Travel to Arkansas State for Season Opener

Central Arkansas Athletics – Bears Travel to Arkansas State for Season Opener


CONWAY, Ark. – The University of Central Arkansas men’s and women’s track & field teams open the 2020-21 campaign in Jonesboro, Arkansas, for the A-State Kickoff Klassic on Sunday. The meet will be in the First National Bank Arena on the campus of Arkansas State.
 
The Bears will be joined on the track by host Arkansas State and Little Rock.

The men will be represented by Luke Anthony, Jesse Applewhite, Joshua Armstead, Jordan Atkins, Malik Beasley, Parker Benefield, Thomas Cain, Timon Dresselhaus, Sam Fischer, Tajche Griffin, Hunter Henderson, Braeden Hindley, James Kees, Tristan LaVan, Tannar Moix, Emmanuel Olie, Brayden Ortiz, Aidan Patton, Walter Reed, TJ Robinson, Wesley Suen, Shamal Sullivan, Jared Touart, Alec Townsley, Tate Whaley, and Bruce White.

 

On the women’s side, Aysha Anderson, Charlotte Blair, Bekah Bostian, Zailey Chaffin, Taylor Coleman, Taylor Conway, Kaylei Gober, Ayana Harris, Lyndsey Hover, Anna Jeffcoat, Z’Kiah Kuykendall, Natalie Lark, Megan Lee, Kendelle McCoy, Abby McMillin, Emily Newberry, Jenny Peake, Tamera Rhode, Sara Steimel, Sierra Temple, Kennedy Timmerman, Ciara Tucker, and Jordan Yrigoyen will don the Purple and Gray for UCA.

 

The meet will begin at 1 p.m. with the men’s weight throw followed by the women. The running events begin at 2:30 p.m. with the 55m prelims. Live stats for the meet can be found here.

 
From the Coach – Interim Head Coach Beau Theriot

“As we finish up the academic semester, we are excited to see what the team can do competing. We are very thankful for the opportunity to compete during these times and a big part of that is due to the athletes protecting our bubble. It’s been a long time for a lot of these athletes since they have competed last, but from our intersquad and time trials this year I’m expecting big things and I believe we will have an impressive start.”

 
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