STARKVILLE, Miss. – The Mississippi State University women's indoor track and field squad returns to action on Friday at the Bayou Bengal Invitational in Baton Rouge, La. State seniors Meggan Hodge, Zita Magloire and Jen McPherson will compete at the Boston University-hosted Terrier Classic on Saturday. Friday's events get underway at 3 p.m. CT at the Maddox Fieldhouse, while Saturday's first race is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. CT at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center.
"We're taking Meggan, Zita and Jen up to Boston for the Terrier Classic," said MSU head coach Al Schmidt. "The rest of the team is going to LSU for the Bayou Bengal. Everyone's going to run one event, and we're going to see what they can do. Hopefully, we can solidify some marks for the SEC Performance List. It'll be good to see what Jasmine (Walls) can do in the high jump, as well as allow our freshmen to get some experience."
At Friday's non-team scoring event, State competes against conference competitor and 17th-ranked LSU. Southern Mississippi is the lone other Mississippi school scheduled to compete on the women's side. In addition to MSU and USM, several Louisiana schools will be in attendance including Louisiana Tech, McNeese State, Northwestern State, Tulane, UL-Lafayette and UL-Monroe.
Saturday's Terrier Classic will mark the second season MSU has had at least one competitor at the event. Last season, Magloire and McPherson both ran the mile run at the event.
Last week at the Crimson Classic, senior Jasmine Walls broke an MSU school record in the high jump by clearing 5-08¾. Junior Mina Thorstenson (5000-meter run) and Magloire (mile run) won their respective events.
Live results of the Bayou Bengal are available via a link on www.MStateAthletics.com.