ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The UNC Asheville men’s and women’s track and field teams travel to Western Carolina for the last meet of the regular season on Saturday, the Beynon Catamount Classic.
“We’re looking forward to a pretty good meet this weekend,” said head coach Jesse Norman. “There will be a lot of local teams and some good competition.”
The Bulldogs have had a successful regular season, setting new all-time best marks in multiple events.
“This weekend is really a last little tune up before next week’s Big South Conference meet,” Norman said. “We also have a few student-athletes right on the bubble of qualifying for conference. This weekend will be a chance for them to earn their spot.”
The Beynon Catamount Classic squad will feature 10 Bulldogs in a variety of events. Kurt Hibert, Corey McClintock and Sam Barbeau will highlight the throwing event for the team.
“I always enjoy competing at Western,” said Barbeau. “It’s competitive and the weather always seems to be pretty good for us.”
Barbeau throws javelin for the Bulldogs and is looking to better his mark and improve his position in the current conference standings.
“This weekend I’m hoping to throw a new personal best and solidify a position on the conference squad,” he said.
In the field, Hibert and McClintock will both be competing in the hammer throw and Hibert will also throw discus. Sprinters Brooke Hungerford and Colby Crawford will be competing in the 100 and 200 meters. On the distance side, Brent Schouler, Nathan Kirse, Dominic Collichio and Katie Gamble competing for the Bulldogs.
Asheville will be in action all day Saturday starting at 9:45 a.m. with the men’s hammer throw.