WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The UNC Asheville men's and women's indoor track and field teams head to Winston-Salem as both Bulldog teams compete in the Big South Conference championships that will be held at JDL Fast Track Thursday through Friday.


Both squads have enjoyed solid seasons throughout the year and hope to make some noise this weekend.


"We feel good about we have a chance to accomplish at the Big South meet," stated Bulldog coach Jesse Norman. "I really believe we're going to be competitive more events this year than we've ever been."


On the men's side, junior sprinter Milan Ristic will be the one to beat in the 60-meter hurdles. His best time of 7.75 has him tied for the eighth best time nationally. Ristic has been named Big South Track Athlete of the Week twice this season.  He won both the indoor and outdoor event last year.


On the women's side, Sarah Gentry should be the favorite in the 800 meters. She's the top seed in the event with a time of 2:12. Gentry won both the indoor and outdoor championship last year.


The Bulldogs have also had good results this season from sophomore distance runner Adrian Etheridge in the 5000 meters.


Kurt Hibert has posted some school records this year in the hammer throw.


"We have more depth this year than we've ever had before and hopefully that will add up to some more points across the board this weekend," declared Norman.


The Bulldog women's distance medley relay team posted the top time and will be the top seed in this weekend's meet. Asheville's top time was 12:06.06 this year.