Event: Texas A&M Invitational
Location: College Station, TX
Monroe, La. – The ULM track and field team is getting set for its first event of the indoor season on Friday in the Texas A&M Invitational. For the Warhawks, this is the first of four indoor meets prior to the Sun Belt Championships in Birmingham beginning on Febuary 20.
- As a team the Warhawks, look to build on their successes from a year ago - which included sending now-senior Jemal Parharm to the NCAA championships in Eugene where he finished 18th in the long jump. Last season the Warhawks saw the men’s team finish 5th in the conference tournament meet where nine Warhawks received all-conference recognition.
-In last year’s Texas A&M Invitational, the Warhawks had a strong showing, especially in the jumping events. In the men’s long jump now-senior Jemal Parharm finished with a silver medal while now-graduated Corey Wesley won the bronze medal. On the women’s side, now-senior Adriunna Brown posted a top-five leap in the long jump.
-The event will feature ULM, Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word, Lamar, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana, North Texas, Prairie View A&M, Sam Houston State, Texas-Rio Grande Valley, Texas A&M-CC, Texas A&M-Kingsville and Texas Southern all will be in College Station for Friday’s meet.
Head Track and Field Coach J.D. Malone
Thoughts leading into first meet: After a really great fall of hard work, both teams are jumping right into the fire this weekend at our first indoor competition at Texas A&M. The meet on Friday has some good programs. It will be tough competition. We look forward to representing ULM in a positive way this indoor season. Our kids are excited to get started. It is always a gamble when your athletes get a five to six-week break from your supervision, but after bringing our teams back on Monday it looks like the majority continued the work over the break.
-Following the Texas A&M Invitational, ULM will begin preparation for the Houston Invitational. The Warhawks run in that two-day event starting on Friday, January 27 in Houston.