The Buccaneer track and field team finished up their indoor season this past weekend at the Midwest Conference Championships in Iowa and are now head toward the outdoor season.
Head Coach Brian Bliese is in his 11th season with the team and, despite not hosting a home meet in 14 years (since 1997), has produced some outstanding results.
In the previous ten outdoor seasons, four NCAA Division III All-Americans (Stephanie Muller, Djuvane Browne twice, and Megan Maure) have come from the ranks of ten national qualifiers. On the conference level, 26 have earned MWC Championships, while well over 100 have earned All-Conference recognition.
The Buccaneers begin their 2011 season in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina over spring break. Included in their trip will be competition at the Coastal Carolina University Invite in Conway, South Carolina, on Friday and Saturday, March 11-12. The first northern meet is at Augustana College on March 19.
IN CASE YOU’RE WONDERING…..
The Buccaneer softball and baseball teams are in Florida for the Rebel Spring Games and Russ Matt Central Florida Invite, respectively, beginning next weekend to get their 2011 seasons going. The softball squad will play ten games at three different sites in Kissimmee while the Baseball team has eight games scheduled in and around Winter Haven. Baseball will also play three JV games.
LAST WEEK IN BUCCANEER ATHLETICS
Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field competed at the MWC Indoor Championships at Grinnell College, with the women finishing seventh and the men eighth. Amani Edwards earned All-Conference honors with a third-place finish in the shot put.
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