Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26th and 27th the SOCON indoor track conference championships will be hosted by Samford University at the Birmingham CrossPlex at 10 a.m. Sophomore Sarah Sanford stated that, “Samford gets to host the meet again so we are excited to be at the crossplex where most of our indoor meets are at.”
This will will be the 81st annual Indoor Track & Field Championship for the men and the 29th for the women. Western Carolina is the reigning champion on both sides and Samford finished runner-up last year.
Sanford commented, “The girls are sitting with a chance to win. We had a good team last year, but I think we filled the gaps that we needed with some really good freshmen. We also added some more distance runners so that will really help this year.”
Sanford was awarded Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week for the week of February 3rd. Alongside her, Samford has had four other athletes nominated for athletes of the week. These also include Brandon Hazouri (nominated twice), Tray Oates, Jordan Highsmith, and Tatiana Taylor.
According to Sanford, “the seniors are all doing really well with personal records set and should score so it will be a good way for them to end their last indoor season.”
Admission is free and parking is $5. The meet will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. The official schedule can be found below. The CrossPlex Address is 2337 Bessemer Road Birmingham AL 35208.