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Paladins To Compete At SoCon Championship This Weekend

Tripp Hurt
Tripp Hurt

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman indoor track and field teams will compete at the 2015 Southern Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships this Friday and Saturday (February 27-18) at the Birmingham CrossPlex facility in Birmingham, Ala. 

The meet will begin Friday at 10 a.m. with the women's pentathlon, followed by the men's heptathlon events at 10:15 a.m. The awards ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Saturday at 4:05 p.m.

The event is free to the public. Live results, daily photos, and video highlights can be found on-line at www.soconsports.com. Daily recaps can be found on the Southern Conference website and at www.furmanpaladins.com.

The Paladins lead the SoCon with top times in six events going into the championship meet.  Senior Sinead Haughey has the top women's time in both the 3,000m (9:28.23) and the 5,000m (16:35.17), while freshman Jacquelyn Crow's 4:51.53 is the top women's mile time in the league.  Redshirt freshman Troy Reeder leads all runners in the men's mile (4:05.86) and the 3,000m (7:59.30), and sophomore Josh Brickell's time of 14:17.35 is atop the leaderboard for the men's 5,000m.

"We are very excited about this weekend's SoCon Championship," said Furman head coach Robert Gary.  "Both the men and women's teams have carved out some great goals.  Our programs have never placed among the top four teams at the same league championship, and we also feel like we can score Furman's highest point total ever at this championship.  Tripp Hurt returns to these championships to defend two titles, and Sinead Haughey has her sights set on her first indoor title.  Both seniors are very excited to lead our programs."

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information