Track and Field Set for Yellow Jacket Invitational

March 25, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky track and field teams heads into the second weekend of the outdoor season traveling south for the Yellow Jacket Invitational in Atlanta, Ga., March 26-27.

Georgia Tech University will host the Yellow Jacket Invitational, which will take place at the George C. Griffin Track. Competition begins Friday, March 26, at 6 p.m., with the women's hammer throw. For a full schedule of events and meet information, visit

This is just the second outdoor meet of the 2010 season for the Cats. A limited roster consisting of distance athletes and throwers will attend the meet for Kentucky.

Coach Don Weber says this meet is another prelude to the full outdoor meet competition to come.

"This meet serves as an opportunity for our team to be reacquainted with the outdoor events that they didn't see last weekend," Weber said. "Our team is recovering from injuries and we have the chance to get back in the rhythm of competing on a regular basis."

The track and field team spent last week training in Orlando, Fla., before competing in the season's first outdoor meet. In the small-scale meet hosted by the University of Central Florida, the Kentucky team had an exemplary team effort, finishing with 10 first place victories by nine athletes.

Freshman Cally Macumber highlighted the victories by taking first in both the women's 1,500-meter run and the 5,000m run. Macumber was tabbed the SEC Female Freshman Athlete of the Week award for both of her distance performances.

David Banks, a senior long jumper for the Cats, claimed his first event victory of the 2010 season. Banks set a new personal best with a jump of 7.17 (23 feet, 6.25 inches) furthering his previous mark by 2.25 inches.

Senior Kwasi Obeng set a new outdoor personal best time of 21.64 while taking the top spot in the men's 200m dash.

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