Indoor Track Teams Open Season on Saturday at Jack Pyrah Invitational
Dec. 3, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The indoor track & field season will officially get underway this weekend when Villanova hosts the annual Jack Pyrah Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Seven local teams will be in competition at the meet, which will take place at Alumni Field House on the Haverford College campus.
In addition to the Wildcats, the other participating teams are Franklin & Marshall, Haverford, La Salle, Swarthmore, Temple and Widener. Field events begin at 11 a.m. and running events will start at Noon, with the last event of the day scheduled for 3:20 P.M. The two throwing events will take place in Butler Annex at Villanova and begin at 11 a.m. with the weight throw, followed by the shot put.
This is the 11th straight year that the Wildcats will host the Jack Pyrah meet, which is named after the longtime Villanova coach. A bench in Jack Pyrah's honor was dedicated in Villanova Stadium in 2010 and commemorated the memorial fund that bears his name reaching $100,000 in donations.
JACK PYRAH INVITATIONAL MEET SCHEDULE
11:00 AM - Weight Throw, followed by Shot Put (Butler Annex, Villanova)
12:00 PM - Women's 5000 Meters