Track & Field Set to Compete at Dr. Gregory Invitational

Junior Tess Ehrhardt
Junior Tess Ehrhardt

May 14, 2014

CHICAGO, Ill. – The men’s and women’s track and field teams will travel to Naperville, Ill., to participate in the Dr. Gregory Invitational Thursday and Friday, May 15-16.  The two-day meet will act as the final qualifier meet for the 2014 NCAA Regional Meet. 

Thursday’s competition will commence at 12:15 p.m. CT., with the men’s hammer throw, men’s discus, women’s hammer throw and women’s discus.  The 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter run will also take place during the first day of competition.  

On Friday, events will commence at 2:00 p.m., with women’s javelin first, followed by long jump, high jump, shot put and women’s pole vault.

Running events will begin at 4:00 p.m. with the 110-meter and 100-meter hurdle preliminaries followed by the 400 relay, 1,500-meter, 400-meter, 100-meter, 800-meter runs, 400-meter hurdle, 200-meter run, 3,000-meter steeplechase and lastly the 1,600-meter relays. 

“Tess has a very realistic shot of getting into the top 48 in the 10,000-meter at North Central on Thursday night. Right now she is 65th on the list and will need to cut about eight seconds off her mile pace to get into the meet at Arkansas the end of this month,” said head coach Jim Knoedel.  “I know she will give it her all so I expect to see a thrilling race as she goes head-to-head again with Samantha Hamilton from YSU.”

Dr. Gregory will be the final chance for the Flames runners to qualify for the prestigious NCAA West Regional Meet. 

“Richmond Richter is going to give it one last shot in the Triple Jump,” said Knoedel.  “His personal best is only three inches from the mark needed to get to Arkansas. Richmond has been injured during much of the indoor season but has the ability to join this elite group so we're hoping for the best.”

Be sure to check back to for results and recap of the UIC's track & field team's performance at the Dr. Gregory Invitational.