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Furman To Compete At Iowa State & Samford This Weekend

Krissy Gear & Emma Grace Hurley - photo courtesy of Phil Ponder
Krissy Gear & Emma Grace Hurley - photo courtesy of Phil Ponder

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Furman track and field teams will compete at the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa, and at the Bulldog Invitational in Birmingham, Ala., this weekend.

The Iowa State Classic will begin on Friday and run through Saturday.  On Friday, junior Gabrielle Jennings will compete in the women's 3,000m, while Savannah Carnahan and Emma Grace Hurley will run in the women's 5,000m.  On the men's side, freshman Cameron Ponder will take to the track in the 3,000m, and senior Frank Lara and sophomore Daniel Bernal will compete in the 5,000m.

On Saturday, senior Ryan Adams will represent the Paladins in the men's 800m, and sophomore Krissy Gear will run the women's mile.

The Bulldog Invitational will be hosted by Samford on Friday.  Participating teams include:  McNeese State, South Alabama, UAB, Southern Illinois, South Florida, Kennesaw State, Troy, Louisiana-Lafayette, and Furman.  Field events will begin at 10:30 a.m. CT, with running events to follow at noon CT.  The meet will conclude with the 4x400m at approximately 4 p.m. CT.

"We are very excited about both of this weekend's meets," said Furman head coach Robert Gary.  "We are taking a small group to Iowa State, where we have focused the indoor season toward competing against the very best distance runners in the country.  The remainder of the team will return to Birmingham for the third year in a row, where we have achieved a lot of personal bests.  We are two weeks out from the indoor national championships, and this is an exciting time for our program."

Julie Paré, Furman Sports Information