The University of Arizona Wildcat men's and No. 7 women's track and field teams will host the 2013 Tucson Elite Classic on May 16 and May 18 at Roy P. Drachman Stadium. The meet consists of some of the best professional and collegiate jumpers and throwers in track and field. Competition will begin on both days at 4 p.m. MST.
On Thursday, senior Taylor Freeman and sophomore Baillie Gibson will compete in the women's hammer throw competition at 4 p.m. Former Wildcat and 2012 NCAA Outdoor All-American, Taylor Bush, will also compete in the event. Also at 4 p.m., freshmen Jordan Young and Aaron Castle will compete unattached in the men's discus competition. At 5:45 p.m., senior Tyler Johnson is set to compete in the men's hammer throw competition. In the women's discus, senior Alyssa Hasslen, Freeman and Gibson will represent Arizona at 5:45 p.m. Junior Omotayo Talabi will compete in the women's shot put at 7:30 p.m. Senior Asia Easley and former Wildcat Liana Fuentes will throw the javelin at 7:30 p.m. Castle and Young will also compete in the men's shot put competition at 8:30 p.m.
For Saturday's competition, Freeman will throw the hammer once more at 4 p.m. Castle and Young will throw the discus at 4 p.m. Seniors Nick Ross (unattached) and Edgar Rivera-Morales will compete in the men's high jump at 5 p.m. Johnson is entered in the men's hammer throw competition at 5:45 p.m. Hasslen, Freeman and Gibson will throw the discus at 5:45 p.m. as well. Senior Brigetta Barrett is entered in the women's high jump which is set to start at 6 p.m. Talabi, Gibson and Hasslen are set to compete in the shot put competition at 7:30 p.m. The women's javelin competition will consist of Easley and Fuentes at 7:30 p.m. Castle and Young are entered in the men's shot put at 8:30 p.m.
The collegiate competitor's marks do not count towards qualifying for the NCAA Championships Preliminary round. On Thursday, the list of those accepted to compete in preliminary rounds and/or the final site (heptathlon/decathlon) will be posted by 1 p.m. EDT.
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