CHARLOTTE, N.C.- The Charlotte 49ers track and field program heads to Houston, Texas, to compete in the 2014 Conference USA Outdoor Championships hosted by Rice University, Thursday May 15-Saturday May 18.
The Conference USA Outdoor Championships kick things off with the women's heptathlon and the men's decathlon on Thursday afternoon.
Evelyn Putman will compete for the Niners in the women's heptathlon starting with the 100m hurdles at 1:30 pm (2:30 eastern time). Putman currently sits in fifth place in the conference standings in total points.
Charlotte's school record holder, K'Vonte Scott, along with Mike Cross, Nick Swan and Nathan Jeffers will compete for the Niners in the men's decathlon. Scott shattered the school record in the event at the 49er Classic last month. Scott's 7022 total points puts him in second place in the conference heading into the championships. Cross has not competed in the event this season. Jeffers and Swan currently sit in fourth and fifth place in the conference respectively.
The men's decathlon will begin at 2 pm (3 pm eastern time). The men will start with the 100m dash.
Both the decathlon and heptathlon will conclude on Friday with the remaining events.
The men's and women's hammer will be the first event on Friday starting with the men's hammer at 2pm with the women's following at 5pm. Kerrick Williams and Michael Pecchia will compete for the Niner men. Katrina Wright and Jamaica Dean will compete for the women.
Complete list of events and start times are available on the Conference USA website.
49er Participants by Saturday's Events:
Women's 5:15pm: Maraya Slatter
110m/100m Hurdles Prelims:
400m Dash Prelims:
100m Dash Prelims:
800m Dash Prelims:
400m Hurdles Prelims:
Men's 7:50pm: Cordell Livingston
Women's 8:05pm: Tianna McHenry
200m Dash Prelims:
3000m Steeple Chase Finals:
Long Jump Finals:
Men's 3pm: Kerrick Williams
Women's 5:30pm: Katrina Wright
Pole Vault Finals:
High Jump Finals: