Friday, May 16, 2014

Purdue set to host B1G Track Championships May 16-18

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Purdue Sports) – The Big Ten Championships are coming to Rankin Track and Field this weekend. The Boilermakers will host the 10 other league members in the three-day event to crown the conference’s best beginning on Friday.

The three-day meet begins Friday at 11 a.m. ET with the decathlon 100m dash. The first final will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the men’s pole vault. Friday’s action will conclude with the women’s 10k, which is set to commence at 9:45 p.m. The action returns Saturday at 11:30 a.m. with the decathlon 110m hurdles. Saturday’s first final will be at 3:20 p.m. with the men’s long jump. Saturday’s events will conclude with the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, which is scheduled to begin at 8:45. The final day of competition, Sunday, will begin at 10 a.m. with the men’s javelin. Action is set to wrap up with the men’s 4x400m relays, scheduled for 3:45 p.m.

A live results link will be posted on the track and field on and on the Game Day Central page, which will be made available Friday morning. The Game Day Central page will also feature a live, interactive blog for fans to interact with the team’s communications staff to receive updated results, pictures, trivia, pictures and more. Live updates can also be found on Purdue track’s official Twitter feed, @PurdueTrackXC, and the Big Ten Championships feed, @BigTenChamps. Full results, a recap, pictures, champion quotes, and more will be posted to following each day’s completion.

Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $5 for students, youth and seniors for single session admission. All session tickets can be purchased for $20 for adults and $10 for students, youth and seniors. Tickets will be available at Rankin Track and Field at the west entrance and are cash only. Parking is free of charge in the lots on the west side of the track.

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