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MSU Track & Field Hosts Green & White Meet

Walt Drenth and the Spartans look to collect food and donations to the MSU Food Bank.

Dec. 5, 2013

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State track & field team will be competing in the Green & White Meet on Friday, Dec. 6 beginning at 3 p.m. inside Jenison Field House. The inter-squad competition will be the first action for the Spartans since the team sent the most NCAA qualifiers to the championships this past June since 1984. Admission is free for spectators who bring a non-perishable food item or a monetary donation for the MSU food bank.

“The team is looking forward to a final fall semester test to see what kind of athletic progress we have made,” said director of track & field/cross country Walt Drenth. “The fall has gone really well from a training stand point and the inter-squad meet gives everyone a measuring stick of progress and a jumping out point for training. 

“Additionally the meet has served as an opportunity for the team to help the campus community as we ask anyone attending to bring non-perishable food items or money which will be given to the MSU food bank. Our past efforts from this event have proven very productive in terms of being able to provide food for campus students and families, and we look forward to continuing to support this great and important cause.”

Below is the tentative schedule of events for the meet:

Track Schedule
4 p.m.             Men’s 300-meter dash
4:10 p.m.        Women’s 300-meter dash
4:20 p.m.        Women’s 1500-meter dash prelims
4:30 p.m.        Men’s 150-meter dash prelims
4:40 p.m.        Men’s 600-meter dash
4:50 p.m.        Men’s 500-meter dash
4:55 p.m.        Men’s 150-meter dash finals
5 p.m.             Women’s 150-meter dash finals



Field Schedule
3 p.m.             Pole Vault (women followed by men)
                      Shot Put (men followed by women)
                      *Weight Throw will immediately follow the conclusion of the Shot Put
3:30 pm          Men’s & Women’s Long Jump
                      High Jump (men followed by women)

The Spartans will officially open up the 2014 indoor season as they travel to the Grand Valley State Open on Jan. 10 in Allendale, Mich.

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