TRACK HEADS TO MORGAN STATE FOR WEEKEND MEET
Cheruiyot (pictured) will kick off the meet for the Hawks

Cheruiyot (pictured) will kick off the meet for the Hawks

April 17, 2014

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — After heading to two separate track meets last week, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) track and field team will head to one meet, the Morgan Legacy, hosted by Morgan State University in Baltimore. The two-day event will be held this Friday and Saturday, but for most Hawks, their events will take place on Saturday.

The most notable recent performance by a Hawk came from freshman Jared Kerr (Brampton, Ontario, Canada), who qualified for the World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon this coming July with a time of 52.69 seconds in the 400 meter hurdles. Kerr also jumps for the Hawks, and has earned three first place finishes so far during the outdoor season. Jared will be competing in the 400 meter hurdles and a relay race while at Morgan.

Only one Hawk, freshman Derrick Cheruiyot (Nairobi, Kenya) is set to race on Friday afternoon while the rest of the UMES team will compete on Saturday. Decathlon and Heptathlons begin at 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m., respectively; with the track and field individual races will begin at 10am. The meet will wrap up with the 4x400 relays sometime around 4:30 in the afternoon on Saturday. Also included will be a senior recognition, set to take place at approximately 2:20 p.m. in between running events.

The entire meet will take place at Hughes Stadium, typically the home of Morgan State Bears football. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. The event will be scored, as Morgan State will attempt to defend its women’s title, and the UMBC men’s team will try to defend its title. For more information about the Morgan Legacy, visit www.morganstatebears.com, the Bears’ athletic website.